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【RPF ( Refuse derived Paper and Plastic densified Fuel )/ Energy recovery】
The new economic organization of RPF was founded. / 50 companies of regular members are aimed at by the end of 2012. / Japan RPF Association Inc.

Japan RPF Association (Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo) was founded on April 2012. This new Association canceled expansively the economic organization which has worked from the former. Lately, it was approved as a general corporation.
The new association advances systematization of the RPF manufacturer in Japan positively. Furthermore, they advance supply, improved quality, etc. The bargaining ability to the company which discharges a waste plastic etc., and the consumer using RPF is strengthened.
RPF is useful for the meaning as fuel used as a substitute of coal, and reduction of carbon dioxide.
First, 12 companies of RPF manufacturers in Japan established the new association. The RPF quantity of production by these 12 companies is sum total about 360,000t, and it occupies no less than 30% of the whole RPF quantity of production in Japan.
They are planning to increase an association even to the regular member of 50 companies, and the supporting member of 30 companies by the end of 2012.

(Apr. 2012)


【Product using reworked plastic materials】70 citizens participated in tree planting. / CO2 of reworked plastic product manufacture is offset. / Iwai Kasei Co., Ltd.

Iwai Kasei ( Bando-city, Ibaraki prefecture) held Arbor Day in Ibaraki on April 7. About 70 persons, such as a local citizen, a NPO, a forestry association, and a recycling equipment sales company, participated.
This company has taken the measure which absorbs the carbon dioxide generated when manufacturing recycling plastic goods by afforestation. Citizens have also participated in this afforestation.
It has so far tackled over four years. The participant this year planted 100 cherry trees. The tree planted so far exceeded 2100.
They uses a plastic scrap as materials, and is manufacturing various kinds of garbage bag goods. There are blown film extrusion machines (11 sets) etc. in their factory, and technical capabilities are also high.
They has been purchasing the carbon-dioxide-emissions-rights credit (Certified Emission Reduction ) of the U.N. attestation by the wind-power-generation project of the India Karnataka state since four years before. The measure which absorbs carbon dioxide by this reforestation project has also been taken.

(Apr. 2012)


【Using as materials and fuel of cement】A new style highly efficient chlorine bypass is working. / Synergy with a refinement operating department is utilized. / Mitsubishi Materials Corp.

Mitsubishi Materials introduced the highly efficient chlorine bypass probe into the cement kiln of “Kyushu factory-Kanda area ”(Kanda-town, Fukuoka prefecture) in January, 2011. This new equipment is working favorably and recycling a waste plastic, incineration ashes, etc. That is containing many chlorine in large quantities.
A new chlorine bypass probe can remove twice as many chlorine as compared with the conventional equipment.
They analyzed the flow of hot gas or cooling air, and the motion in the end of precursor powder by computer.
In improvement of equipment, while devising the position which draws out gas, it decided to blow cold air well and to remove gaseous chlorine.
The cement operating department of this company has “ Aomori factory” (Higashidoori-town, Aomori prefecture), “ Iwate factory” (Ichinoseki-city, Iwate prefecture), “Yokose factory” (Yokose-town, Saitama prefecture) and “Kyushu factory” ( Kanda area, Kurosaki area). All the factories have chlorine bypass equipment, and it is utilizing various wastes for materials and fuel of cement. The removed chlorine dust is returned in a cement manufacturing process.
Furthermore, the waste containing the chlorine of high concentration can also be processed in the refinement place of this company.

(Apr. 2012)


【Material recycling】The reproduction compound enterprise is strengthened. / A reworked plastic is used in Japan. / Ishizuka Chemical Sangyo Co.,Ltd

Ishizuka Chemical Sangyo (head office is in Kita-ward, Tokyo) introduced a new twin screw extruder into the Kanto factory (Kazo-city, Saitama prefecture). It is the purpose to strengthen a reproduction compound enterprise. They build plastic raw materials, such as a flame retardant plastic, a highly efficient plastic which melted two or more resin, a plastic containing a filament, from various plastic scraps.
Ishizuka Chemical is dealing with the enterprise of plastic raw material sale, coloring, a compound, and material recycling. This company is a forerunner of the industry who manufactures recycling materials by foundation in 1954. The factories are located in Saitama Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture, and an office is located in Tokyo, Osaka, and China ( Shanghai ).
The materials of the recycling enterprise which this company deals with have many industrial materials, such as a palette, a container, a film.
Recently, use of reworked plastic materials is progressing in the major automaker in Japan, etc.
Moreover, in some home electronics makers, the movement using the plastic of abandonment home electronics to the plastic component of a new product has grown. Ishizuka Chemical has increased the order received from these makers.
A new twin screw extruder is mashed compulsorily, and mixes several different resin and the resin made with the complex material. The medicine for industry which melts several different resin well is blended, and physical properties are raised.
This new equipment is added to the Kanto factory now, and there are nine sets of extrusion machines. Furthermore, many grinders and tumblers, analysis equipment, and test equipment are also arranged.

(Mar. 2012)


【Material recycling】A large-sized disposal plastic is recycled by a new crusher. / Global Technos,Ltd

Global Technos ,Ltd( the head office is in Yokohama-city , Kanagawa prefecture ) introduced a large crusher (throughput 21.6t per day) into the head office factory in order to crush a large-sized waste plastic. By this, it can respond now from a big thing to a small thing by recycling of a disposal plastic.
Global Technos is performing material recycle, such as an abandonment plastic and metal waste. It has the 2nd factory that recycles the pipe made from PVC other than a head office factory.
There were two pressing machines (65 t per day (general plastic), 2t per day (polystyrene foam)) of an abandonment plastic in a head office factory at the beginning.
The head office factory was repaired according to introduction of a new crusher. Now, at a head office factory, in order to treat an abandonment plastic etc., there are a new crusher and pressing machine (65t per day).
Moreover, in order to treat the plastic scrap etc. whose acquisition is possible, there are a large-sized pressing machine (90t per day) and equipment broken finely.
Global Technos recycles the plastic of 200 to 250 t per month, and the pipe made from PVC about 150 t per month now. In order to get the company which discharges to pay processing expense, permission of the disposal enterprise of industrial waste is acquired. However, about 80 percent of what is being treated now is bought as a scrap.

(Mar. 2012)


【The national project】  The project which exploits domestic renewable resource at home started.
 The Ministry of Environment of Japan / Six companies and organizations

The Ministry of Environment held the kickoff meeting of the national project which advances use in Japan of renewable resource on March 21. Makers who consent to the meaning of this project, such as a home electronics, a chemical fiber, and a drink, the recycling company, and the organization of an industrial-waste-treatment company paid a courtesy visit to environmental deputy minister, Mr. Katsuhiko Yokomitsu .
Next six company and organization participated in the kickoff meeting.
1. Panasonic Corp. (The plastic and glass of used home electronics are recycled.)
2. Teijin Ltd. ( New polyester fiber is manufactured from used chemical fiber products.)
3. Toray Industries Inc. (PET, Nylon, etc. were processed into recycled materials and used.)
4. Ajinomoto General Foods, Inc. ( The PET bottle which used the used PET bottle as materials and made it to the coffee goods containing a bottle was adopted.)
5. Petrefinetechnology . Co ., Ltd ( Chemical breakdown of the used PET bottle was carried out, and it is again processed into the materials of a PET bottle. )
6. National Federation of Industrial Waste Management Associations ( Proper processing of industrial waste is advanced. Reduction of carbon dioxide is also tackled.)

(Mar. 2012)