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Circular Economy Circular Economy

Enhancement of achieving resources
and economic circulation

Review the whole lifecycle of paint, effectively
utilize resources, and sophisticate circular economy

The Kansai Paint Group demonstrates four commitments and enhances achieving resources and economic circulation.

  • ■Keep sophisticating the resource circulation of whole society, by reviewing all the phases of raw material, production, usage, and the painted finished goods.
  • ■Aim “Break through” of the balance of the resource circulation and the economic circulation.
  • ■Challenge to improve the recycle rate of the painted material and the paint itself.
  • ■Promote the thorough and effective resource utilization and recycle within the group.

Efforts for enhancement of achieving resources and economic circulation

We contribute to the enhancement of effective resource utilization and circular economy in view of the entire lifecycle of paints.

Enhancement of effective resource utilization in view of the entire lifecycle of products

Raw
material

Example) Renewable raw material
Utilization of harmless components

Production

Example) Increased recycling rate
Development of zero-waste technology

Use

Example) Reduction of disposal during painting
Contributing to the long life of the product

Disposal

Example) Peelable paints
Reduced recycling costs of products

Resource
and
Material

the balance of
the resource circulation
and
the economic circulation

Money
and
Economy

With our customers

Disseminate the paints that promote recycling of end products

  • ・Promote the recycle of end products through the provision of non-toxic paints and peelable paints
  • ・Disseminate the paints that support the establishment of the social system of recycling final products
  • ・Disseminate the paints that contribute to the reduction of recycling costs
  • ・Disseminate the paints that are durable and can extend the life of end products
  • ・Contribute to the expansion of recycling that currently is prevented by paints (Paints that can be burnt as biomass fuel and do not cause harmful substances, etc.)
  • ・Contribute to the expansion of automobile recycle, including overseas

Reduce the amount of waste in customers' use of paints
 

  • ・Disseminate products that contribute to the reduction of waste during the use by customers
  • ・Watch social system concerning recycle of containers and packaging and make proposals about it
  • ・Propose the recycle of surplus paint after use and develop "paint residues that can be sold"
  • ・Propose the recycle of surplus paint after use

Our company

Promote the effective resource utilization and recycle on our group sites

  • ・Promote by making use of the environmental management systems of each group company
  • ・Continue to reduce waste and explore recycling methods in order to achieve zero waste
  • ・Control Group companies, including overseas affiliates

Work with companies in our supply chain to enhance resource circulation

  • ・Collect information about recycled materials and trial them
  • ・Collect technical information for zero waste

Develop paints and products that contribute to the effective use of resources in end products

  • ・Develop paints that can be peeled from the end product
  • ・Develop the paints that enhance the quality of recycle of end products

Consider the cost of resource circulation at each stage of raw materials, production, and use

  • ・Consider the use of recycled materials, biological materials, etc. in view of cost
  • ・Consider the use of available recycling container packaging
  • ・Respond to the trend of the entire society towards circular economy