Environmental Business

Plants that inhabit several 0.1 million species on Earth. All of them contain natural polymers called cellulose. The relationship between cellulose and human beings has long been widely used in paper and textiles for clothing.
We have long been in the chemical business, offering a variety of functional chemicals made from cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose, and other naturally occurring polymeric compounds. We also deal in high-functional synthetic polymer-based products, bio-products, and food additives.
We are continuing our efforts to provide advanced materials with more distinctive features that reduce the burden on the global environment and are safe and friendly to humans.

Wood→Wood chips→Wood pulp(→Wood flour、Lignin、Various types of paper)→Cellulose powder:CNF(Cellulose nanofiber) 、CMC(Carboxymethyl cellulose)、MC(Methyl cellulose)、HEC(Hydroxyethyl cellulose)、Cellulose derivatives→Cosmetics、Food

Trading results

Industry in which products handled are active

Medical, food, cosmetics, recycling, civil engineering and construction, agriculture, electronics, etc.

Advantages of SHIMADA&CO.,LTD

01
History of trade with the paper industryDeep understanding of environmentally friendly materials
02
See the environment in collaboration between departmentsCross-sectional business development
03
Ability to apply environmentally friendly new materialsTo propose new environmentally friendly products

Environmentally friendly products derived from polymeric compounds and other materials are also unexplored areas that have yet to exploit the potential of these products. We will expand our possibilities and create new business opportunities with the ideal powers backed by our experience.

Examples of applications in business, examples of products

Soil improving agent, Wood plastics, Cosmetics, Automobiles

Environmentally friendly materials derived from pulp / Cellulose nanofiber(Cosmetics、Food)/ To light and strong materials by mixing with plastic!(Aircraft、Automobiles) / Plastic

Growth Strategy

Future Development

The demand for environmentally friendly products has grown increasingly in recent years. We are strengthening our efforts to supply environmentally conscious products in cooperation with other divisions that go beyond the framework of business fields.
For example, CNF (Cellulose Nanofiber), which are attracting attention as the world’s most advanced biomass materials, have features such as light weight, high strength, and high gas barrier properties, and are expected to be applied in a wide range of applications. We will contribute to the development of new environmentally-friendly products that utilize CNF and to the realization of a recycling-oriented community by utilizing forest resources.

Efforts for Environmental Products

Pulp, which can be obtained by pulverizing finely ground wood chips by chemical treatment or machinery, is transformed into wood fiber, a renewable resource such as cellulose derivatives, and is used in the production of CMC, powdered cellulose, and other products. By utilizing these products as much as possible, we aim to create products that are good for the body and friendly to the earth.
In addition, this business offers a wide range of environmentally friendly products, including wood plastics made from a hybrid of resin and wood flour.

Products

Adhesive for paper and film
Various synthetic resin emulsions
Rubber, Resin additives
Antistatic Agent, Ultraviolet Absorbent, Antioxidant, Flame Retardant, Stabilizer, Modifier
Food additives, food functional materials
Nucleic acid, Yeast extract, Stevia, Deoxidizer, Desiccant
Construction material
Concrete Mixing Agent, Water Reducing Agent, Ground Conditioning Agent, Mortar/Concrete Adhesive, Ground Resistance Reducing Agent
Various fillers
Calcium carbonate, Talc, Wastepaper pulverized product, Rice husk, Powder of walnut shells and peach pits.
Recycling Related
Recycled resin of containers and packaging, Recycled solvent
Consignment processing
Synthesis, Milling, Dispersion, Subdivision, Packaging, etc.

Major manufacturers

  • ADEKA Corporation
  • Chubu Saiden Co., Ltd.
  • DAIO PAPER CONVERTING CO., LTD.
  • DAISO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
  • FLOWRIC CO., LTD.
  • Japan Coating Resin Corporation
  • KAJINO co., ltd.
  • KATO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION.
  • Kyoeisha Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Kuraray Co., Ltd.
  • Koatsu Gas Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • NICCA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
  • NICHIRIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • NIPPON PAPER PAPYLIA CO., LTD.
  • Negami chemical industrial co., ltd.
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Refine Co., Ltd.
  • OSAKA SODA Co., Ltd.
  • OSAKA ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY LTD.
  • SAIDEN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • SEKISUI SEIKEI CO., LTD.
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
  • SANWA CO., LTD.
  • SHIN-NAKAMURA CHEMICAL Co., Ltd.
  • TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD.
  • TOEI KASEI CO., LTD.

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