Developing Environmentally Friendly Products
As a responsible manufacturing enterprise, the Lintec Group strives to develop products that reduce environmental impact. The group also works to reduce impact on the environment from resource extraction and the procurement of raw materials through production processes to disposal by including life-cycle assessments (LCA)* right from the design stage.
- *LCA: a method for comprehensively assessing effects on the environment by calculating items such as the amount of energy and water input, the amount of raw materials used, and the amount of CO2 and hazardous chemical substance emitted throughout a product's lifecycle.
Guidelines for Environmentally Friendly Products
Lintec has been developing new environment-friendly products, as defined based on LCA assessments, and developed 30 such products in fiscal 2018. Lintec has also developed and uses guidelines for "self-declared environment-friendly products" which are in accordance with ISO 14021*. Lintec will continue to develop environment-friendly products.
- *ISO14021: an international standard for "Environmental labels and declarations -- Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labeling)" A business operator sets its own standard and may place environmental claims on the labeling of a product which satisfy that standard.
Developing Products That Help Reduce Environmental Impact
The Lintec Group has positioned environmental and energy businesses as an important focus. Some of the main products are window films with superior heat insulation, which reduce consumption of energy, and film base label materials, which promote recycling and reuse. Lintec is committed to developing products that help reduce environmental impact and save energy, and satisfy customers.
KINATH KP5010, KP5000 recycled PET-based label material
Lintec has developed the KP5000 label material using mechanically recycled PET film. The material uses surface substrates containing 80% or more recycled PET resin, and thus contributes to recycling resources and reducing petroleum usage and environmental impact. In July 2018, the lineup was expanded by the addition of a new item featuring a pearly luster.
Window films contributing to energy saving by blocking solar heat
Lintec offers energy-saving window films that help with environmental protection and the effective use of resources. Easily applied to windows, these films improve air-conditioning energy efficiency in the hot and cold season. Thirty years after its launch, this long-selling product is undergoing further developmental processes to respond to the changing needs of customers.
Labelstocks Using Biomass Materials
Being aware of serious issues relating to resource shortages and global warming, Lintec strives to develop and broadly distribute environmentally friendly products from various points of view. The latest achievements from such efforts, directed particularly at conserving fossil resources and reducing environmental impact, include label materials that use Biomass Mark*-certified adhesive agents. The product was launched in February 2019.
- *Biomass Mark has been introduced by the Japan Organics Recycling Association to certify products that use biomass (renewable resources of biological origin) material and conform to a set of requirements and standards for quality and production methods.
Lighting Films that Brighten Up Rooms
Lintec sells DNP Lighting Film in cooperation with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
The window film was placed on the market in February 2019 through contractor networks throughout
The product has been developed by taking advantage of Lintec's technologies for adhesive applications and Dai Nippon Printing's fine processing techniques. With microasperity created inside the base film, the product deflects sunlight, efficiently reflects it onto ceilings, and diffuses it to brighten up rooms. It reduces electricity used for lighting, which leads to a reduction in environmental impact, while increasing occupant comfort.