Site Reports

Tokuyama Factory

Location:1-1, Mikage-cho, Shunan-shi, Yamaguchi 745-8648, Japan
Number of employees:1,583
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 9.0 million accident-free hours at its contractors, the factory is working hard to keep everyone on site happy and safe at work.
In fiscal 2018, the factory’s top priorities are: (1) to identify and eliminate risks related to contact with heat and being caught in, on or between equipment; (2) to conduct active dialogue on safety in order to remove the root causes of continued risks on the production floor; (3) to reaffirm the consistency of actual conditions and work standards for contract work and eliminate sources of risk; and (4) to implement safety point-and-call at crosswalks in facilities, conduct hazard prediction training, and use case studies to raise risk awareness.

Performance Data 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-shi, Ibaraki 314-0255, Japan
Number of employees:77
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 Manager

Fumiaki Iwasaki Kashima Factory

The Kashima Factory strives to recycle waste matter while complying with environmental laws and regulations and reducing environmental impact. As a result of this approach, the factory recorded a 74% effective utilization rate of waste in fiscal 2017, sent 9 metric tons of waste to landfills for final disposal, and achieved its“ zero emissions” goal of 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:ORIX Ueno1chome Building, 1-1-10 Ueno, Taito-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: 204
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. In fiscal 2017, the plant received the Cogeneration Grand Prize for upgrading its gas cogeneration facilities and added another line to its biaxial-oriented polypropylene film manufacturing facility. These high efficiency facilities will help the Kanto Plant to further reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts. The plant also takes part in clean-up activities inside and around the industrial complex to promote harmony with the local community. As it continues to implement three management systems, namely Japan’s Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS), ISO 14001, and ISO 9001, the 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: 142
Total site area: 24,100 m²

Sun·Tox's Tokuyama Plant manufactures 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 perunit 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:1-2 Harumi-cho, Shunan-shi, Yamaguchi, 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: 29
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 PVC window, which are highly effective for saving energy. Practicing ISO 14001 environmental management and having all employees take part in safety and accident prevention efforts has helped the plant to maintain an accident- and disaster-free record for all 18 years it has been operating. Since acquiring ISO 9001 certification in fiscal 2017, the plant has further improved customer satisfaction with a focus on the environment, safety and quality control, while strictly enforcing internal controls and carrying out Responsible Care activities.

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 42 years ago. The plant is scheduled to obtain recertification in 2018 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 disasterfree record, reducing its environmental impact, and eliminating customer complaints related to quality.

Performance Data

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