Environmental Contribution Products

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Introducing environmental contribution products

Chemical industry products are used in all sectors as materials that support society and that are needed to allow people to lead safe and comfortable lives. We seek to create a sustainable society together with everyone through the provision of chemical industry products.
We recently established a system for certifying products that help solving environmental issues, and improving the environment throughout their life cycles – from the stage at which raw materials are extracted to the stage at which the final products are disposed of – as environmental contribution products and internally certified four products as environmental contribution products in accordance with this system.
In the process by which an environmental contribution product is certified, the extent to which the product makes an environmental contribution is assessed by taking a look at, based on our rules for certification of environmental contribution products, such as, how the product reduces CO2 emissions, saves energy, harnesses new energy, reduces waste, is linked to resource saving and recycling efforts, and reduces environmental pollutants. We also take into account the extent to which the product contributes to the realization of a sustainable society and the ways in which the product provides an economic or technological edge.
The certification process and establishment has been reviewed by an environmental consultant (Wastebox, Inc.). We also intend to incorporate the proactive development of environmental contribution products into our research and development process and thereby increase the percentage by which such products account for all products.

Products that have been certified as environmental contribution products:

  1. 1. BESPA(Dielectric material for MLCCs)
  2. 3. SMERF (Anisotropic conductive adhesive for mounting IC chips for RFID tags)
  3. 2. High-purity Barium Carbonate (Raw material for dielectric materials for MLCCs)
  4. 4. Cuprous Oxide (Antifouling agent for ship-bottom paints)
  5. 5. EXPERT (Lead/Chromium-free rust preventive agent)
Product nameEffects(grounds for certification) 

BESPA is used as a dielectric material for MLCCs (multilayer ceramic capacitors). MLCCs are used in low-power consumption electronic equipment, EVs, and EV-charging facilities.
BESPA is used extensively in the manufacturing of MLCCs in these environmentally-contributing fields and is helping to reduce CO₂ emissions.


Circuit board onto which MLCCs mounted

High-purity Barium Carbonate

High-purity barium carbonate is used as a raw material for dielectric materials for MLCCs.
High-purity barium carbonate was therefore also certified as an environmental contribution product for the same reasons as BESPA.

SMERF SMERF is an anisotropic conductive adhesive for mounting IC chips for RFID tags. RFID tags are used as product tags and for inventory and process management purposes, among other examples, and greatly help to achieve efficiency and labor-saving gains in sales and logistics and reduce CO₂ emissions.

SMERF is used with RFID tags integrated into not just PET substrates but also paper substrates, thereby facilitating environmentally-friendly product design.


Product management using RFID tags

Cuprous Oxide

Cuprous oxide is extensively used as an antifouling agent for ship-bottom paints to prevent barnacles and other such organisms from adhering to the bottom of a ship. By significantly improving fuel consumption of ships in motion, this product helps reduce CO₂ emissions.
The recycled raw material is used mainly in the Cuprous oxide process of us and this help reducing our environmental impact.

Cuprous oxide

A vessel to which ship-bottom paint has been applied


EXPERT is used as a rust preventive agent in JIS K 5674 (Lead/Chromium-free anti-rust paint). It is mainly used in the paints for outdoor structures such as bridges and steel towers, and demonstrates excellent rust prevention effects.
By extending the lifespan of structures, it contributes to CO₂ and environmental impact reduction.
The key material that demonstrates the rust prevention effect was developed within our group companies.


A bridge to which the anti-rust paint has been applied

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