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Environmentally Friendly Products

Through the entire life cycle of products including merchandise development, production, distribution, consumption, disposal and recycling, where traditionally economic efficiency and mass production were the primary focus, the trend of our times strongly urges us to put more importance on environmental conservation and the reduction of the environmental burden. Kurabo, based on its Human Friendly Concept, which focuses on sound environment for people and the earth, aims to reduce the environmental burden throughout the entire stage of the product life cycle. 

Controllable Pleats Material ETERNALVEIL

Overview

1.Wrinkle preventing effect
  ・ Neatness of the clothes is retained even after wearing all day long.
  ・ Hardly any ironing is required after washing.
     * Equivalent to Class 4 of Wash & Wear Performance

2.Controll of crease
  ・ Pleats retention
  ・ Creating vintage taste by retaining creases

3.Soft texture of cotton

Contribution to the environment

Energy Saving

  ・ Hardly any wrinkles are created after washing and drying. Meanwhile, 
    as pleats are firmly retained, you can save trouble in ironing.

  ・ Because this material is less likely to create wrinkles and can keep
    shape even after wearing all day long, best suited for Cool Biz casual
    fashions that requires neatness.

Reborn from useless into useful L∞PLUS

Overview

1.We collect the cutting wastes of the sewing process.
  ・ Approximately 10-20% of the use cloth occur as a cutting wastes.
  ・ By the cooperation with the sewing process, we separate and collect the           cutting wastes according composition and colors.

2.We reuse the cutting wastes as raw materials of textiles.  

Contribution to the environment

Using resources effectively and reduction of wastes

  ・ We reuse the cutting wastes as raw materials of textiles

  ・ We are developing about reusing as raw materials of paper-products or                plastic products.

Spray type thermal insulation construction method for home unit SOFTY CELL ONE

Overview

1.Provides good thermal environment and comfortable living space.

2.Method of construction that attains seamlessness, and high air-tightness.

Contribution to the environment

Energy Saving

  ・ With the high thermal insulation performance and air-tightness, air
    conditioning cost can be saved.

Ozone layer protection and warming prevention

  ・ Urethane forming without chlorofluorocarbon, which is harmful to ozone
    layer.

  ・ Devoid of substances causative of sick house syndrome such as
    formalin.

Division: Chemical Products Division

Fluidized bed boiler using biomass fuel Biomass boiler

Overview

1.Uses wood based biomass fuel such as construction waste.

2.Capable of combusting multi-fuel including moist sludge and plastic waste.

Contribution to the environment

Prevention of warming

  ・ Collects and effectively uses the thermal energy.
  ・ Not using fossil fuel allows less CO2 emissions.

Reduction in wastes

  ・ Reduces wood based biomass fuel (wastes such as construction waste)
    by 90 to 95% in volume.

TRI-GENERATION SYSTEM

Overview

1.Uses exhaust gas (CO2) produced in cogeneration (reuse of residual heat
  from the generation for air heating, etc.) to enhance growth of plants.

2.Reduces hazardous nitrogen oxide (NOx) contained in exhaust gas to the
  atmospheric level.

3.Concentration of leak ammonia is 1 ppm or less.

Contribution to the environment

Prevention of air pollution

  ・ Purifies exhaust gas produced in cogeneration and removes hazardous
    nitrogen oxide.

Prevention of warming

  ・ In addition to the merit of cogeneration (recovery of thermal energy),
    reduces CO2 in exhaust gas by making greenhouse plants absorb it.

Utilization of renewable energy

Kurabo has been focusing its efforts not only on energy saving but also on use of natural energy. In addition to photovoltaic power generation that was introduced to some of the Company plants such as Tokushima Plant and Mie Plant, the former Tsu Plant site and the former Hojo Mill site have been rented out for Mega-Solar generation plants. Further, we have constructed a biomass power generation plant at a site adjacent to Tokushima Plant, and it generates electricity. In making effort for generation business using renewable energy, it is expected to contribute to increasing stable power supply as well as to reducing CO2 emission for sake of the whole society.

Biomass power generation plant

The biomass power generation plant constructed in Tokushima consists of the steam turbine combined with the "fluidized bed boiler" based on the technology of our Engineering Department, which utilizes timber from forest thinning, etc. as fuel. The annual power output is expected to be about 40 million kWh, which is equal to the amount of power used by 11,000 homes, it started the operation from July 2016.
Further, in addition to supplying generated power, this new plant contributes to effective use of thermal energy and energy saving of Tokushima Plant through reusing, in Tokushima Plant, the steam that has been used for power generation.

 

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