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Activities Contributing to Environmental Preservation
Creating Resource Conserving Businesses and Resource Recycling Systems

ECO CIRCLE

Polyester Resource Conserving Businesses
ECOPET™ Recycled Fiber

ECOPET™ is polyester fiber recycled from PET bottles. Collected PET bottles are melted and recycled using material recycling technologies boasting stability and high quality. CO2 emissions are lower compared to using petroleum as a raw material. In addition to PET bottles, we develop ECO CIRCLE™ FIBERS using recycled polyester products, including used fibers and films. Using chemical recycling technologies, we are able to recover polyester materials with the same high level of purity as materials produced using petroleum.

The Teijin Frontier Group contributes to resource and energy conservation through the development of next-generation apparel using ECOPET™ and ECO CIRCLE™ FIBERS.

ECOPET™ Material Recycling

ECOPET™ Material Recycling

Wet Tissues for Cleaning Using ECOPET™

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., collaborated with office supply mail order business ASKUL Corporation to develop Osoji Sheets using ECOPET™, which are sold in the ASKUL catalog.

In April 2011, we launched the sales of three types of wet tissues: Office Osoji (Anti-Bacterial), Wet Towel Thick and Large (Alcohol Type) hand towel sheets and Wet Towel Thick and Large (Non-Alcohol Type). The popularity of these products led us to expand the lineup, thus in April 2012, we launched sales of two new products in the Osoji Sheet series: Shitsukoi Yogore for stubborn stains and Mirror and Glass wipes.

Photo: Osoji Sheet series (using ECOPET™)

Osoji Sheet series (using ECOPET™)

Polyester Recycling Businesses
Closed-Loop Recycling System ECOCIRCLE™

Teijin Frontier also develops the ECOCIRCLE™ closed-loop recycling system, which involves the repeated recycling of polyester products. Collected polyester products are chemically separated at the molecular level and reused to ensure the same quality as products made from petroleum. This enables the prevention of quality deterioration issues inherent in conventional recycling. As recycling is possible semi-permanently, garbage can be substantially reduced and the use of new petroleum can be controlled. A significant amount of CO2 is also reduced when creating products from polyester materials compared to those created from petroleum.

â–¼Closed-loop recycling system ECOCIRCLE™ structure

Figure: Closed-loop recycling system ECOCIRCLE™ structure

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Activities Contributing to Environmental Preservation
Sales of Eco-Friendly Polyester that Contributes to Saving Electricity

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REFTEL™ Transparent Heat-Insulating Film

Heat insulating film is widely used as a countermeasure against solar heat radiating through windows, usually as aluminum deposition film or heat reflection and absorption glass used to block out light. However, the drawbacks of this method include extremely dim indoor light and high temperature window glass and surrounding areas due to the high absorption rate of sunlight.

REFTEL™ was created to improve these drawbacks. With a high visible light transmission of 60-80% maintaining the brightness and transparency of window glass sunlight, the flow of solar radiation heat is reduced 25-50%. Controlling the degree of solar radiation heat reduces indoor temperatures, decreasing the need for air conditioning and resulting in an average energy conservation effect of 19-35%.

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., is responsible for the manufacture, sales and installation of REFTEL™ and offers a lineup for a variety of applications.

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Photo: REFTEL™ transparent heat-insulating film construction example

REFTEL™ transparent heat-insulating film construction example