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Contribution to Energy Saving, Resource Saving, and CO2 Emissions Reduction

We develop products using our special molding technology, and strive for environmental friendliness through our unique initiatives.

Global warming refers to the rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system caused by the increasing amount of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere. It is an environmental problem that will continue to impact the whole planet into the future.
With the aim of leaving a sustainable society for future generations, Risu Plastic Group makes efforts to keep in check greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, the leading cause of global warming, and contribute to a recycling-centered society. Such efforts involve the saving of limited natural resources, the saving of energy in the manufacturing of plastic products, and the proactive use of environmentally friendly materials.
This page introduces Risu Plastic Group products that contribute to energy saving, resource saving, and CO2 emissions reduction.

TECCELL - Lightweight & strong material with a honeycomb core structure

TECCELL is a lightweight and strong material with a honeycomb core structure, developed after establishing the world’s first technology to continuously form a honeycomb structure using thermoplastic resin.

In the past, materials with a honeycomb structure were only used in cutting-edge industries owing to their difficulty to produce. However, with the advent of TECCELL, such a material now has all kinds of applications, and it contributes to weight reduction and energy saving in all kinds of products.

More information on TECCELL can be found on the Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. website.

Go to Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. page "TECCELL"

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Lightweight pallet "HB Pallet Series LH Pallet"

These lightweight pallets increase fuel efficiency during the transportation of goods contributing to energy saving, resource saving, and CO2 emissions reduction.
Using our special molding technology, which is capable of simultaneously forming two materials with different characteristics, we developed a pallet with 25% less weight (Risu comparison) while retaining the necessary strength.

More information on the HB pallet series LH pallet can be found on the Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. website.

Go to Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. page "Pallets"

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"Risu Box" - An environmentally friendly next-generation returnable box

Risu Box is a hygienic plastic container that offers superior durability, shock resistance, and weather resistance compared to cardboard. It is ideal for use as a returnable box, and so it contributes to resource saving.
Developed using our unique molding and special forming technologies, Risu Box can be folded down into a much smaller size. In this way, the product helps save space (and thus reduce costs), and keeps down carbon dioxide emissions during transportation.

  • * As of September 2008, Risu Plastic Group introduced a carbon-offset system, with respect to its plastic products, a first in Japan (carbon offset: when greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide produced in the manufacturing process are offset by purchasing emissions credits).

More information on the Risu Box can be found on the Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. website.

Go to Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. page "Risu Box"

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A-PET resin-based biomass food packaging container

A-PET resin produces small CO2 emissions.
For example, the amount of CO2 produced when burning this plastic is approximately 32% less compared to polystyrene. This environmentally friendly material was put to use as a food container in Risu Pack (1999; an industry first). Using the know-how and technology we have accumulated over the years, we are now working to decrease the thickness of the material and thereby further contribute to carbon dioxide emissions reduction.

  • Flair

  • APS SP

  • Amount of carbon dioxide produced during the burning of different plastics

More information on food packaging containers can be found on the Risu Pack website.

Go to Risu Pack Co., Ltd. page "food packaging containers"

Risu Pack

Dai-Gifu Building - The environmentally-friendly location of the group’s Head Office

We have set up greenification systems on the roof and west wall, and installed a 10kW solar energy system on the roof, as part of an effort to offset the energy used in lighting and air conditioning. In this way, we are working to save energy and prevent global warming (through CO2 emissions reduction).

  • *The wall greenification project was awarded the Minister of Environment’s prize for "wall/special greenification" in the sixth roof/wall/special greenification technology contest.
  • Dai-Gifu Building

  • Wall greenification

  • Solar panels (installed in 2010)

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