Environment

All NICHIAS products boast excellent thermal insulation, fluid sealing, soundproofing and/or corrosion resistance, to meet the environmental needs of customers such as energy saving, resource conservation, health and safety improvement, and environmental preservation. Our products reduce environmental impact in various stages of use, and reflect our commitment to the environment as a responsible corporation.

NICHIAS Environmental Charter and Environmental Action Guidelines

In 2001, we established the NICHIAS Environmental Charter and the Environmental Action Guidelines, which constitute the basis for all environmental activities undertaken by the NICHIAS Group.
This Charter declares that the Group not only develops environment-friendly products that consume fewer resources and less energy, but also considers the global environment by respecting the "laws of nature" throughout our activities.

NICHIAS Environmental Charter

NICHIAS promotes respectful management of the workings of nature and pursues harmony with the global environment, contributing to the realization of a recycling-oriented society utilizing Insulation and Protection technology solutions.

NICHIAS Environmental Charter and Environmental Action Guidelines

Environmental Action Guidelines

We approach our corporate activities environmentally by adhering to the NICHIAS Environmental Charter.

  • 1.Promote environmental awareness for every NICHIAS employee through environmental education and training.
  • 2.Fully comply with environmental policies and regulations established by central and local governments and within the industry, while establishing voluntarily imposed standards to fulfill our duties concerning social responsibility.
  • 3.Provide products and services that improve ways of life while supporting harmony with the environment.
  • 4.Integrate the following actions in all of our processes, including product development, manufacture, installation, sales, and distribution:
    • • Advancement of energy reduction to lower carbon-dioxide emissions
    • • Conservation of resources through the "3 Rs activity": (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)
    • • Pursuit of green procurement and controlled usage of chemical substances to reduce environmental impact
  • 5.Communicate with the society through full disclosure of environmental information.

Environmental Management System

The NICHIAS Group actively encourages its members and affiliates both in Japan and overseas to acquire ISO14001 certification (environmental management system).
Environmental management system certificated factories are as described below.

Products designed for the environment

The NICHIAS Group manufactures "products in harmony with the environment". These products designed for the environment have minimum environmental impact and consume few resources and energy throughout their lifecycle.

Energy Saving

HOMEMAT™ NEO

HOMEMAT™ NEO is a rock wool heat-insulating material developed for the ceilings, walls and floors of houses. Its excellent heat insulation performance saves energy, and the product also offers excellent sound-proofing performance.

HOMEMAT™ NEO

ENETHERMO™

ENETHERMO™ is a heat-insulating material for various applications such as valves/flanges, heat exchangers, semiconductor manufacturing systems, and heat radiation systems. ENETHERMO™ can be easily removed and reinstalled, and thus can be reused repeatedly. With little waste, the product makes work environment comfortable, and its excellent heat insulating performance saves energy.

ENETHERMO™

Resource Saving

ECOLUX™

ECOLUX™ is a fireproof material for the ceilings and walls of buildings. More than 50 per cent of its raw material is recycled residue from thermal power plants and paper mills.

ECOLUX™

NICHIAS SIGMA FLOOR™

NICHIAS SIGMA FLOOR™ is a floor material with outstanding characteristics such as load bearing, seismic performance and dimensional stability in addition to good workability. This panel-formed product is partly made of fly ash (ash remaining after combustion of coal) from thermal power plants.

NICHIAS SIGMA FLOOR™

Reduction of Substances with Environmental Impact

SOLVENTCLEAN™

SOLVENTCLEAN™ is a gaseous solvent treatment system which continuously reduces the volume of lean organic solvent gases flowing out in large volumes from a worksite, by using a non-burning condensing rotor made of a hydrophobic zeolite based material. Organic solvent gases, which can damage the human body and environment, are typically released into the atmosphere without treatment, but can now be condensed into a small volume by SOLVENTCLEAN™ for efficient, economical treatment.

SOLVENTCLEAN™

FOAMNERT™ TN

FOAMNERT™ TN is a solid polyurethane foam developed as a cryogenic insulation material. The foam consists of numerous independent pockets filled with carbon dioxide gas. No hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) or other chlorofluorocarbon-based foaming agents are used.

FOAMNERT™ TN

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