A brand new marketplace for recycled materials
Discovering a brand new use for PET plastic can divert thousands and thousands of tons of plastic from landfills globally. As an example, a 1000 m2 surface area with NEWTLAC reuses approximately 15,000 discarded PET bottles. This distinctive mind-set drives Kao’s aim to assist sustainable existence all through the world with “optimistic recycling”—creating a brand new marketplace for recycled supplies.
“Kao Company will proceed to contribute to the preservation of our surroundings and the belief of safer, extra sustainable societies by launching this expertise”, mentioned Masahiro Katayose, Govt Officer, President, Chemical Enterprise at Kao. “The problem now could be to seek out companions that share the identical values and targets to assist us unfold this profit globally, together with the U.S., Europe and Asia.”
Safer, extra sustainable societies
Along with using recycled supplies, NEWTLAC has been shown to improve the durability, oil resistance, and water resistance of the pavement, which is predicted to cut back the variety of repairs and the pavement life cycle value. Research have additionally proven it might cut back era of asphalt mud, a rising environmental concern. Even driving security is improved since highway strains are extra seen on the pavement as a result of it higher retains its darkness. Kao believes that spreading this forward-thinking expertise globally will assist any group enhance highway security, lower your expenses by avoiding re-paving, and create extra sustainable societies in roadways, parking tons or any paved space.
Kao creates high-value-added merchandise in its chemical division, which contributes to a variety of industries, and enriches the lives of customers around the globe by way of its portfolio of many main manufacturers, resembling Assault, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries, and Molton Brown. Kao has 130 years of historical past in innovation, producing $12.9 Billion in annual gross sales, and employs ~33,000 folks worldwide. In 2019, Kao announced The Kirei Lifestyle Plan, a imaginative and prescient that goals to make life lovely by serving sustainable existence everywhere in the world.
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SOURCE Kao Specialties Americas LLC