Products that contribute to reduction of environmental impact

By offering performance chemical products that meet environmental needs, we are contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

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Environmental needs Function/performance Sanyo Chemical product line
Energy saving, prevention of global warming, resource savings Increase of energy efficiency Lubricant additives for fuel consumption improvement
Fuel additives for fuel consumption improvement
ACLUBE products
SANFRIC products
Reduction of energy consumption Low-temperature flexible toner resins HIMER products
Weight reduction, film thinning Polyols for high-strength rigid polyurethane foams
Superabsorbent polymers for thin-paper diapers
Thermoplastic polyurethane beads for the thin interior parts of automobiles
Polyurethane solutions for moisture-permeable waterproof fabrics
EXCELFLOW products
SANWET SG products
MELTEX LF products


High durability, long service life Polyols for high-resilient flexible polyurethane foams
Electrolytes for high-durable electrolytic capacitors
Permanent antistatic agents
SHARPFLOW products
SANELEK products
Water saving, power saving Concentrated liquid detergent base PUREMEEL EP-300S
Contribution to the expansion of renewable energy use Sizing agents for carbon fibers (for wind turbine blades) CHEMITYLEN products
Renewable biomass feedstock use (Carbon neutrality) RSPO certified products

ISCC certified product
Biomass mark certified products
Certified ECONOL, BEAULIGHT, and LEBON products
Certified PEG, polyethylene glycol
Biomass degree: 10%, 25% of superabsorbent polymers
Environmental preservation (contamination control) Removal of hazardous substances Polymer flocculants for wastewater/sewage treatment
Organic coagulants
Heavy metal fixing agents for fly ash
SANFLOC products
CATIOMER products
ASHFIX products
Nonuse of hazardous substances Nonionic surfactant for endocrine disrupting effects
Raw materials for water-expanded (non-CFC) polyurethane foam
Non-solvent type acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives
Solvent-less UV/EB curing monomers
Polyurethane beads (vinyl chloride-free) for slush molding
Polyurethane resin emulsions (solvent-less) for water-based paints
Non-halogen cleaning agents
SANNIX products

NEOMER products
MELTEX products

UCOAT products

Short-term existence in environment Biodegradable shampoo base

Biodegradable hair treatment base
Biodegradable laundry detergent base
Biodegradable lubricant base oil
EXCEBIOL products
Environmental Conservation Managed rainforest use RSPO-certified cosmetic ingredients Certified ECONOL, BEAULIGHT, and LEBON products
Use of recyclable materials Leather made of wood and vegetable biomass MOC-TEX
Environment improvement (greening) High water-retention properties, compatibility with plants Soil conditioner (superabsorbent polymer) SANFRESH GT-1

Volume of product contribution to CO2 reduction

To visualize the contribution that our products make in reducing greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, we have formulated and implemented a calculation standard.
The purpose of this standard is to quantify how much CO2 emissions can be reduced in the use, consumption, and disposal stages by saving energy and resources using our products in comparison with widely marketed products (conventional products). Among the products that contribute to reduction of environmental impact listed in the following table, this standard is applied only to our products whose contribution is apparent and can be quantified.
We have been using this standard since FY2012 and have calculated the single-year reduction volume in FY2022 to be 0.49 million tons and the cumulative reduction volume with consideration given to the lifecycle to be 6.28 million tons.

Main products contributing to CO2 reduction

CO2 reduction contribution to per kg of product (kgCO2)
Superabsorbent polymers for thin-paper diapers 1.8
Lubricant additives for fuel consumption improvement 10-20
Concentrated liquid detergent base 1.3
Thermoplastic polyurethane beads for the thin interior parts of automobiles 1.7-3.5
CO<sub>2</sub> reduction volume by using our products

Ecologically friendly products

Before product commercialization, we evaluate the environmental impact given in each of the product lifecycle stages, i.e. the design, development, raw material procurement, manufacturing, physical distribution, use, consumption and disposal and then score the evaluation on a check sheet.
We assess the product concept, use of recyclable raw materials, and environmental contribution at the product use stage, define products equal to or above a certain score as ecologically friendly products, and determine the increase in the rate of ecologically friendly products for a management indicator.
The rate of ecologically friendly products in FY2022 was 29.5% on a sales basis.
Our Sustainability Action Plan aims for 35% in FY2024, and 50% in FY2030.

Sales ratio of ecologically friendly products