Global environmental regulations are being strengthened. In Japan, existing regulations include the Law for the Promotion of Utilisation of Recyclable Resources, Recycling Law and "3R." In Europe, regulations have been strengthened by the RoHS Directive, REACH Regulation and WEEE Directive. In the face of stricter environmental regulations, we make sure our manufacturing processes have negligible impact on the environment, that our products are highly environmentally friendly and easily recyclable, and that stable manufacturing and marketing deliver products of ever higher quality. Returning to the starting point of the "origin of technology," we would like to contribute to an affluent society while at the same time not lose sight of promoting life styles that are in harmony with our global environment. We intend to make "Environmental assessment of products" an even greater theme in our continuing effort to develop technology and products that are friendly to our global environment.
|Commutation device for mobile communication bases|
|This product is a 48 V, 50 A low-profile and compact rectifier for communications devices designed to fit in a 19-inch rack with a height of 1U. It is environmentally friendly, the solder used is lead-free and the plates and securing screws are chrome-free. The mass of the product is about half that of the earlier model. Plastic materials, manufacturing processes and plastic material labeling conforms to our green procurement guideline.|
|Blu-ray Disc mass production equipment|
|This product has been developed for manufacturing Blu-ray discs (dual or single-layer BD-ROMs). Proprietary processes have reduced the number of units and the optimization of unit configuration has raised speed and decreased foot print.
Compared to our previous model (Azu 12.0-SL/DL), the current model is 46% lighter and has a 51% smaller footprint. Thanks to its compact size power consumption has dropped by 47%.
|Water-based paint "Plameez series"
TX-free paint "Econet series"
|The environmental issues of paints and pigments involve two types: outdoor and indoor paint.
We have developed water-based paint (Plameez series) that effectively removes the need for VOC (volatile organic compounds). This type of paint is highly flexible in that it can also be used for automobile interiors, electric appliances and for a great many other applications. For indoor use, we have developed a TX-free paint (our Econet series) that does not include toluene, xylene, ethyl benzene and other chemicals as a countermeasure to the "sick-house syndrome."