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Kashima Plant of Daikin Industries, Ltd.

Kashima Plant Working Certified as Green Heart Factory

In all of us, a green heart

In November 2011, the Kashima Plant was certified as a Green Heart Factory. This was the result of all employees making that all important extra effort and working together to systematically reduce environmental impact while strengthening relations with society.

Green Heart Factory:
The system was introduced in fiscal 2006 to certify factories with outstanding environmental performance as Green Heart Factories. Plants that score at least 85 points out of 100 on seven criteria including reduction of environmental impact and relations with the local community are designated as Green Heart Factories.

Address 21, Sunayama, Kamisu, Ibaraki 314-0255, Japan
Site area Approx. 247,000m2
Completed April 1983
Employees 166 (As of March, 2016)
Main products Fluororesin, chemical products, functional materials
ISO 14001 certified January 1997
Latest ISO 14001 update March 24, 2016
Bird's-eye view of Kashima Plant Bird's-eye view of Kashima Plant
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Products developed and manufactured at Kashima Plant

Fluororesin Products (Pellets and Powder)

Fluororesin Products (Pellets and Powder)

The Kashima Plant makes Neoflon FEP, which has superb insulating properties and is widely used as a molding material, and Polyflon PTFE, which has the lowest friction coefficient among plastic raw materials and superior lubricity.

For their unique properties, fluororesin products are processed and used in a diverse range of applications.

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Curbing Global Warming

Destruction facilities for recovered fluorocarbonDestruction facilities for recovered fluorocarbon
After the recovered fluorocarbons have been completely broken down at high temperatures, they are rendered harmless.

Recovering Fluorocarbons

In 1998, the Kashima Plant installed equipment for the destruction of recovered fluorocarbons so that it could carry out this activity on site.

Besides conducting thorough recovery and destruction of fluorocarbons generated during Daikin manufacturing, the Kashima Plant properly destroys the fluorocarbons that the Service Department recovers from customers and other outside entities.

Kashima Plant Gets AAA Rating Under Ibaraki Prefectural Government's Eco Business Registration System*

Ibaraki Eco Business Registration System

In February 2011, the Kashima Plant was given the highest rating, AAA, under the Ibaraki Eco Business Registration System.

This rating is in recognition of widespread eco efforts, including energy-saving settings for air conditioning, the turning off of lights during lunch break, separation of garbage, reduction in copier paper use, periodic cleanups of local neighborhoods, waste reduction through in-house processing, and eco-driving. June of each year is Environmental Month, when employees strive to raise personal environmental awareness by placing slogans on their lockers. The Kashima Plant will continue to improve its environmental activities.

* Ibaraki Eco Business Registration System: The Ibaraki prefectural government is aiming to create a society with maximum recycling and minimal environmental impact by registering companies with outstanding environmental performance as Ibaraki Eco Businesses.

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Energy Saving

Energy Saving through Cogeneration Systems

Energy Saving through Cogeneration Systems Under a Daikin initiative, a cogeneration system was installed in the Hasaki Industrial Park for shared use by the companies there. The steam given off during power generation is harnessed in order to save energy.

Energy-Efficient Chiller
 

Energy-Efficient ChillerA Daikin energy-efficient chiller was incorporated into equipment in the plant.

Conversion to Eco-Pumps
 

Conversion to Eco-PumpsTo reduce energy consumption, two water-cooling pumps were replaced with eco-pumps that use high-efficiency motors.

Converting Equipment to Inverter Type

Converting Equipment to Inverter TypeAfter surveying the load changes during equipment use, the plant converted two rotary machines with high capacity and large load changes to inverter type.

Steam Traps for Preventing Steam Leaks

Steam Traps for Preventing Steam LeaksThe over 500 steam traps in the plant undergo regular inspections and upgrading so as to save energy.

LED Lighting Installed
 

LED Lighting Installed
Lighting around the factory and offices is gradually being upgraded to highly energy-efficient LED lighting.

Fluorocarbon-Free, Heat-Pump Vending Machines

Fluorocarbon-Free, Heat-Pump Vending MachinesThe Kashima Plant replaced previous vending machines with fluorocarbon-free, heat-pump models.

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Reducing Waste

Achieved Zero Waste Emissions

In August 2004, the Kashima Plant achieved zero emissions (recycling ratio of at least 99.5%).

Thorough Separation of Waste

Thorough Separation of WasteUnnecessary items from production processes are separated for recycling.

Drying Sludge

Drying SludgeTo reduce the energy needed to transport sludge to the recycling plant, the sludge is sun-dried to reduce the water content and thus make it lighter.

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Preventing Air and Water Pollution

Recovering VOC Solvents

Recovering VOC SolventsThe VOC solvents used in the fluoropolymer manufacturing process are collected using activated charcoal to prevent them from being released into the atmosphere.

Water Treatment Facilities

Water Treatment Facilities All wastewater in the plant is channeled to a single location for purification. Daikin has stipulated an in-house standard value for plant wastewater that is stricter than legal limits. The plant works daily to ensure measurements for items such as COD and pH do not exceed in-house standard values.

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Preparing for Emergencies

Emergency Convening System
 

Emergency Convening SystemAn emergency convening system brings together the people needed to carry out mass phoning of employees to confirm they are safe in case of accident or earthquake.

Stockpiling Emergency Materials and Equipment

Stockpiling Emergency Materials and EquipmentTo be ready for a wide range of emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, or chemical spills, the Kashima Plant has emergency materials and equipment stored.

Emergency Rescue Drills
 

Emergency Rescue Drills With the cooperation of the Hasaki Fire Department, once a year drills are held in emergency rescue and use of equipment such as AEDs.

Fire Hydrant Usage Competition

Fire Hydrant Usage CompetitionThe Hasaki Fire Department is invited for emergency situation drills at the Kashima Plant. Fire hydrants are used to make the drills more like an actual emergency.

Disaster prevention drills

Disaster prevention drillsTwice a year, large-scale disaster prevention drills are held to practice measures to take in case of a disaster.

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Exchange with Local Communities

Daikin Instructors Visit Schools

Daikin Instructors Visit Schools Daikin employees visit nearby elementary schools to lead science lessons. Through experiments on surface tension, the children learn the joys of science and how scientific advances have helped our daily lives.

Factory Tours

Factory Tours Members of the administrative board of Kamisu City take a tour of the Kashima Plant and present their opinions on the facilities, an event that strengthens bonds between the plant and the local community.

Summer Festival

Summer Festival One of the ways the Kashima Plant promotes local exchange is by inviting residents and members of the administrative board of Kamisu City to a Noryosai Bon dance festival.

Daikin Field Opened to the Public

Daikin Field Opened to the PublicThe Kashima Plant opens its playing field to the public on weekends and holidays.

Cleanup of Local Streets

Cleanup of Local StreetsOn the 25th of each month, all plant employees pick up litter on the streets around the Kashima Plant. All employees also take part in the semi-annual cleanup of Hasaka Industrial Park sponsored by the local federation of companies.

Traffic Safety Awareness

Traffic Safety Awareness Members of the Kashima Plant's traffic safety board take turns standing on the street in front of the plant to raise awareness of traffic safety.

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Environmental Performance Data

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption

Energy-Induced CO2 Emissions

Energy-Induced CO2 Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Other than CO2

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Other than CO2

Release of Substances Designated by PRTR Law

Release of Substances Designated by PRTR Law

Water Used/ Waste Water

Water Used/ Waste Water

Amount Disposed of and Amount Recycled

Amount Disposed of and Amount Recycled

Release and Transfer of Chemical Substances (PRTR)

Unit: kg

Substance name Amount emitted Amount transported
Air Public waterways Soil Waste Sewage
Chlorodifluoromethane (also called HCFC-22) 22,987 0 0 0 0
2-Chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (also called HCFC-124) 0 0 0 0 0
Chloroform 814 0 0 0 0
Dichloromethane (also called methylene chloride) 7,607 0 0 0 0
Hydrogen fluoride and its water-soluble salts 245 0 0 0 0
Total 31,653 0 0 0 0
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