Integrated Report 2020

LINTEC Integrated Report 202047The LINTEC Group has embraced the rise in environmental awareness of recent years and is developing products to meet a wide range of environmental needs. Our environ-mentally friendly product lineup pays heed to reusing, recycling, the move away from the use of plastics, and energy saving.LINTEC’s Environmentally Friendly ProductsPaper Substrate Label Materials with Superior Water Resistance for Use as a Substitute for Film LabelstocksTo address demand related to the move away from the use of plastics, we created a series of three labelstocks. These labelstocks use water-resistant paper as a substitute for film. Through the application of manufacturing technologies for washing-resistant paper, which is used in cleaning tags, we have achieved a superior water-resistant strength. In addition, we have also realized suitability for printing, which is difficult to achieve at the same time as water resistance. We are also giving consideration to the environment in the area of adhe-sives. For example, we are utilizing a biomass type that includes botanically-derived raw materials, and an emulsion type that does not use organic solvents in the manufacturing process.Strengthening Environmental Measures for Adhesive Products for LabelsAgainst a background of reductions in waste plastic and the move away from the use of plastics, there is also a need for environmental initiatives in adhesive products for labels. As one part of those activi-ties, LINTEC has expanded its lineup of labelstocks with facestocks that use PET resin recycled from used PET bottles. We have launched labelstocks that use 100% recycled PET resin in the facestock films while simultaneously realizing physical properties equivalent to those of label materials that use non-recycled PET film substrates. Moreover, we are working to strengthen our lineup of products that utilize a biomass type of adhesive, which uses botanically-derived raw materials, and products that utilize an emulsion type of adhesive, which does not use organic solvents during production. In addition, through the utilization of thin films, we are working to reduce the amount of petroleum-derived raw materials that are used.Label Composition and Measures to Address Eco-FriendlinessRelease paper / filmUse of solvent-free method, use of thin material, etc.Use of botanically-derived raw material, use of thin material, etc.Laminate filmFacestockUse of recycled resin, use of thin material, etc.AdhesiveUse of solvent-free method, botanically-derived raw material, etc.Window Films that Curb Temperature Increases in Buildings and VehiclesApplying these films onto the entire surfaces of building, automobile, or railcar windows significantly cuts thermal energy from sunlight, which causes heat. Curbing an increase in inside temperatures enhances the efficiency of air-conditioning and helps save electricity and energy. Unlike curtains or blinds, these films do not reduce brightness or impede views. Also, they lower ultraviolet light by more than 99% and prevent shard shattering if the window glass is broken.Adhesive films for labels using 100% recycled PET resin in the facestockThe new labelstocks are suitable for eye-catching product labels and display labelsThe labelstocks offer superior water resistanceWindow films for buildingsWindow films for automobilesFocusFinancial InformationStrategyOverviewFoundation

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