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Product development using new materials

Development of lacquerware using plant-derived materials

There have been developed and produced environment-friendly lacquerware products.
In order to efficiently use the limited natural resources, new materials using plant-derived resources such as corns and coconuts have been developed and new products using such new materials are being produced to promote recycling of resources.
  • Chunks of chaff
  • plastic trays made by a material including chaff
Poly lactic acid plastic is a type of plastic using corns and the like as its material. If buried in soil, it is broken down to water and carbon dioxide by microorganisms. Such plastic does not influence the natural environment and can be a part of the cycle of resource recycling.