Creation of SDG-oriented Products (CSV)

From Eco Products to SDG-oriented Products

In 2011, we established eco evaluation criteria with the aim of bolstering product development that helps customers reduce their environmental impact (ecology) and improve their economic performance (economy). We have classified products that meet these criteria as Eco Products and pursued product development and sales promotion activities with an eye on co-creating economic value, such as cost benefits for our customers.
In FY 2021, the Tsubaki Group newly established Long-term Vision 2030, and entered into Mid-term Management Plan 2025. In terms of the sustainability issues (environment, society, and economy) that Tsubaki must tackle as set forth in this long-term vision, we will strengthen not only our existing eco products but also our development of new SDG-oriented products and our marketing activities.

While simultaneously expanding our activities with an eye on:

1. provision of eco products that contribute to areas related to the global environment and resources/energy

2. provision of equipment that contributes to areas related to medicine, healthcare, and aging; and

3. provision of products that contribute to areas related to infrastructure construction, disaster prevention, urban development; etc.,

we have also initiated the creation of a new system for SDG-oriented product expansion activities.

Based on the following definition of SDG-oriented products, we will expand the development of and sales activities for new products.

1. Products that directly contribute to environmental conservation through reductions of CO2 emissions from a life cycle perspective by improving existing products and developing new products (Product Development)

2. Products that indirectly contribute to achieving the SDGs by promoting existing products or new products in global markets for environmental or otherwise sustainable products, such as those offering low-carbon or decarbonization features (Application Development)

SDG-oriented Product Expansion Efforts

SDG-oriented Product Expansion Efforts
  • Relationship between SDG-oriented Products and Social Issues

    The Relationship between SDG-oriented Products and Social Issues
  • SDG-oriented Products to Contribute to the Creation of New Markets and New Demand

    SDG-oriented Products to Contribute to the Creation of New Markets and New Demand

The Relationship between SDG-oriented Products (Eco Products) and the SDGs

We are emphasizing the benefits that SDG-oriented products (eco products) can provide to customers from two aspects of the SDGs, namely climate change and environmental protection, in addition to the existing eco-evaluation criteria.
As indicated above, in addition to developing environmentally conscious products that contribute to environmental and economic efficiency (Product Development), we are also going to actively develop application products that indirectly contribute to the environment by encouraging customers to use environmentally conscious products (Application Development).

SDG Item Environmental Consideration Items
Tackling climate change
7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 13 CLIMATE ACTION
Compact size and light weight Reduction of amount of raw materials used Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Longer life Reduction of the number of replacements Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Use of recycled materials Effective use of resources Resource conservation and waste reduction Easier disposal Reuse
Reduction and standardization of parts Reduction of waste and assembly work Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Maintenance-free, ease of use Reduction of maintenance man-hours and conversion to plug-and-play installation Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Cleaner workplaces and usage environments
More efficient shipping layout Reduction in the number of trucks and packaging materials used for transportation Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Cleaner workplaces and usage environments
High efficiency Reducing CO2 emissions during use Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Lower power consumption Reducing power consumption during use Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Change of material Weight reduction and strength improvement (at the same shape) Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Easier disposal
Use of similar materials and ease of disassembly Improved convenience in disposal treatment Easier disposal
Use of biodegradable resources Decomposition of substances by the action of microorganisms, etc. Easier disposal
Reuse of products, parts, and materials Adoption of reusable units and parts Resource conservation and waste reduction Reuse
Benefits of environmental conservation
6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Low debris generation Improvement of on-site environmental performance Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment
Noise prevention Reduction of noise Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment
Prevention of vibration Reduction of vibration Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment
Reduced use of hazardous chemicals Abolition or reduction of hazardous chemical substances Reduced use of hazardous substances
Use of environmentally friendly paints Reduction or abolition of hazardous chemical substances Reduced use of hazardous substances
Increased use of edible grease Non-use of hazardous oil Reduced use of hazardous substances
Effective use of water resources and prevention of water pollution Elimination and reduction of water-quality pollutants Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment

Representative Eco Products

RS® Roller Chain G8 Series

RS® Roller Chain G8 Series

These are the new series of RS Roller Chains that make full use of Tsubaki’s material/heat treatment and processing techniques. Based on the RS Roller Chain G7EX, which has a world-class transmission capacity, we have adopted a proprietary anti-rust lubricant. Conventional wear life increased by 20%. The anti-corrosive lubricant with reduced stickiness allows for better handling.

RS® Roller Chain G8 series product details

Cleanveyor®

Cleanveyor®

Cable carriers are used for various applications in a wide range of industries such as the machine tool industry, as protection and guidance systems for the moving parts, cables, and hoses that serve in industrial machinery.
Designed exclusively for use in clean rooms, the Cleanveyor® cable system represents an innovative departure from our conventional lineup. The product can be delivered with specialized movable cables and pneumatic hoses pre-installed to meet specific customer requirements.

Cleanveyor® product details
Eco & Eco Points

Maintenance of a clean usage environment and simplification of the requirements for preventative measures against debris generation and noise for equipment, thereby lowering costs for customers.

  • Debris generation*1
    Debris generation*1

    Modern society is maintained by receiving a variety of ecosystem “services” from nature, including circulation and regeneration of materials in the atmosphere, water, and soil. The Tsubaki Group contributes to the protection of the ecosystem by reducing our environmental impact through our manufacturing and products that are in harmony with the global environment. We are also reducing the use of hazardous chemical substances in our production activities to reduce the risk that such substances pose to the natural environment. Furthermore, we are striving to improve the environment and conserve the ecosystem by directly cooperating with the environmental conservation activities taking place all around us in our day-to-day business.

    *1 Graph data is the average of the figures obtained from five measurements.

  • Noise level*2
    Noise level*2

    [Noise Production Measurement Standards]
    Installation conditions: Standard installation (floor installation possible)
    Travel speed: 100m/min, Distance of measuring equipment from Cleanveyor: 500mm
    No cable specification (only support members inserted into pods in Cleanveyor system)

    *2 Graph data is the average of the largest figures obtained from five measurements.

LaboStocker Mini

LaboStocker Mini

LaboStocker Mini is a small drug discovery library system that is capable of storing up to 1 million specimens. Aside from being capable of managing various different types of containers such as vials, tubes, and plates, LaboStocker Mini comes with a range of optional functions, including the ability to expand storage capacity to handle increased numbers of specimens.

LaboStocker Mini product details
Eco & Eco Points
Transfer unit
Transfer unit
Tube picking unit
Tube picking unit
  • Takes up 60% less space while still offering the same capacity as previous LaboStocker models. Space-saving size enables installation in small labs and standard buildings
  • Smaller air conditioner for temperature control means lower operating costs

Tsubaki NAB Aprovator® R Series

Tsubaki NAB Aprovator® R Series

The Tsubaki NAB Aprovator is a bucket-chain conveyor suited for conveying abrasives, aggregates, and other difficult-to-handle conveyed materials via complicated (horizontal and vertical) routes. It also has the benefit of being able to prevent lower conveying capacity due to adhesion when handling adhesive substances.

Tsubaki NAB Aprovator® R Series product details
Eco & Eco Points
  • Rubber sheet at bottom of bucket moves in conjunction with bucket motion to prevent adhesion of conveyed material.
  • Low adhesion decreases energy loss, reduces cleaning frequency, and lessens environmental impact
  • Buckets interchangeable with existing NAB Aprovator models

Toward a Sustainable Society

The Tsubaki Group is engaged in the “art of moving” and aims to provide value that exceeds expectations
to become a company that continues to be needed by society.