Site Reports

Tokuyama Factory

Location:1-1, Mikage-cho, Shunan City, Yamaguchi 745-8648, Japan
Number of employees:1,521
Total site area:1.91 million m²
Main products:Cement, inorganic chemical products, organic chemical products,polycrystalline silicon, fumed silica, polyvinyl chloride, and other products

Hideki Adachi
Tokuyama Factory
General Manager

Hideki Adachi Tokuyama Factory

Still situated at the Company’s first business site, the Tokuyama Factory is the Group’s main manufacturing facility, and its products account for about 90% of non-consolidated sales. The factory operates with the motto, “Go to work healthy and return home happy.” Aiming to achieve 6.0 million accident-free hours at the factory and 9 million accident-free hours at its contractors, the factory is working hard to keep everyone on site happy and safe at work. In fiscal 2017, the factory’s top priorities are to; (1) Identify and eliminate risks in the handling of hazardous substances and relating to falling accidents; (2) conduct active dialogue on safety in order to remove the root causes of continued risks on the production floor; (3) recognize changes in facilities and operations to identify and eliminate risks through hazard prediction on the production floor; and (4) conduct hands-on hazard training for all employees and comprehensively implement pointing and calling for safety at crosswalks in facilities.

Performance Data

In line with revisions to the Act on the Rational Use of Energy, calorific and other values from 1990 to the present have been recalculated.

Emissions and Transfer of Specific PRTR-Designated Substances in Fiscal 2014
Substances are listed in descending order of emissions levels; substances with no emissions are listed in order of the regulatory number
Water refers to public waters
Amount transferred indicates the sum of the quantity transferred to sewage systems and the quantity subject to intermediate treatment
Total figures have been rounded to the first decimal place

Kashima Factory

Location:26 Sunayama, Kamisu City, Ibaraki 314-0255, Japan
Number of employees:81
Total site area:101,000 m²
Main products: Produced by Tokuyama Corporation
Bulk pharmaceuticals for stomach and duodenal ulcer treatment drugs, and diabetes drugs; optical materials (plastic lens monomer, light modulating materials, and hard coating solutions); raw materials for electronic materials; metal cleaners
Produced by Tokuyama Dental Corporation
Dental materials (restorative materials, adhesives, relining materials,
impression materials and investment materials)

Yoshiyuki Kitajima
Kashima Factory
General Managerr

Fumiaki Iwasaki Kashima Factory

The Kashima Factory strives to recycle waste matter while placing the utmost importance on the proper management and handling of chemical substances. As a result of this approach, the factory achieved an 78% effective utilization rate of waste in fiscal 2016. Waste sent to landfills for final disposal amounted to 9 metric tons.“ Zero emissions” amounted to 99%. Looking ahead, the Kashima Factory is examining the feasibility of material and thermal recycling as it works to increase its effective utilization rate for all types of waste matter.

Performance Data Emissions and Transfer of Specific PRTR-Designated Substances in Fiscal 2014

Sun·Tox Co., Ltd.

Established:February 14, 1992
Shareholder:Tokuyama Corporation (80%), Rengo Co., Ltd.(20%)
Head office:Akasaka Enoki-zaka Mori Building, 1-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business activities:Manufacture and sale of biaxial-oriented polypropylene films and cast polypropylene films

Kanto Plant

Kazunori Shimada
Plant Manager

Kazunori Shimada Kanto Plant

Location: 3075-18 Shimasu, Itako City, Ibaraki, Japan
Number of employees: 197
Total site area: 89,800 m²

Sun·Tox’s Kanto Plant manufactures biaxial-oriented polypropylene films and cast polypropylene films, which are used for food packaging and other applications, totaling about 29,000 metric tons annually. As a Type 1 Designated Energy Management Factory under the Japan’s Act on the Rational Use of Energy, the Kanto Plant strives to cut down on its overall energy consumption on a per-unit basis.
Sun·Tox upgraded its gas cogeneration facilities with a higher-efficiency system. Moving forward, the company will further reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts. As it continues to implement three management systems, namely Japan’s Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS), ISO 14001, and ISO 9001, the Kanto Plant is building on its achievements with the aim to be a community-based factory.

Performance Data

Tokuyama Plant

Nobuhiko Nakayama
Plant Manager

Nobuhiko Nakayama Tokuyama Plant

Location: 7-7, Harumi-cho, Shunan City, Yamaguchi, Japan
Number of employees: 147
Total site area: 24,100 m²

Sun ·Tox’s Tokuyama Plant manufactures environmentally friendly biaxial-oriented polypropylene films, which are mainly used for food and beverage packaging, amounting to about 23,000 metric tons annually. As part of its environmental initiatives, the plant is actively working to reduce per-unit energy consumption and increase recycling rates. With respect to safety, it acquired OSHMS certification in 2013 for all of its departments including R&D departments. Under the slogan, “Strictly following safety procedures, making manufacturing enjoyable, and never compromising quality,” the plant aims to keep its facilities operating safely so it can be depended upon by the community, customers and employees.

Performance Data

Sun·Arrow Kasei Co., Ltd.

Established:February 1, 1999
Shareholder:Tokuyama Corporation (100%)
Head office:Nakanoshima Central Tower, 2-2-7 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Business activities:Manufacture and sale of polyvinyl chloride compounds

Tokuyama Plant

Yasuto Yasuzawa
Plant Manager

Yasuto Yasuzawa Tokuyama Plant

Location: 1-2 Harumi-cho, Shunan City, Yamaguchi, Japan
Number of employees: 27
Total site area: 3,280 m²

Sun Arrow Kasei’s Tokuyama Plant manufactures and sells polyvinyl chloride compounds used for pipes, joints, and other items essential for upgrading infrastructure, as well as resin window frames, which are highly effective for saving energy. The plant practices ISO 14001 environmental management, and ensures safety and prevents accidents by having all employees participate in activities designed to eliminate problems, identify near-miss situations, and practice the 5S principles. Owing to this approach, the plant has maintained an accident- and disaster-free record for 17 years since its establishment. In fiscal 2017, the plant intends to strictly enforce internal controls while carrying out Responsible Care activities based on a safety-first policy for all operations.

Performance Data

Tokuyama Polypropylene Co., Ltd.

Established:April 2, 2001
Shareholder:Tokuyama (50%), Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. (50%)
Head office:1-1 Harumi-cho, Shunan City, Yamaguchi, Japan
Business activities:Manufacture and sale of polypropylene resin and flexible polypropylene resin

Tokuyama Plant

Yuichi Taguchi
Plant Manager

Yuichi Taguchi Tokuyama Plant

Location: 1-1, Harumi-cho, Shunan City, Yamaguchi, Japan
Number of employees: 62
Total site area: 70,997 m²

Tokuyama Polypropylene’s Tokuyama Plant conducts risk assessments of processes, facilities, and operations, and takes measures to identify near-miss situations and points of concern, in order to enhance the plant’s safety culture. The result has been a perfect accident- and disaster-free record since the time it was first established as Tokuyama’s polypropylene film business 41 years ago. The plant is scheduled to obtain recertification in 2017 under the High Pressure Gas Safety Act and the Ordinance on Safety of Boilers and Pressure Vessels, and is pursuing Responsible Care activities with the goals of extending its accident- and disaster-free record, reducing its environmental impact, and eliminating customer complaints related to quality.

Performance Data

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