Greenhouse covers use PVC compounds and tires of agricultural equipment use carbon black as raw materials. Biodegradable resins are increasingly used for agricultural mulch, and it is beneficial in environmental protection and reducing the burden on farmers.
VINIKA™ is a vinyl chloride resin compound with many strong points that are characteristic of vinyl chloride including a wide range of hardness, ease of forming, ease of coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, electrical insulation performance, and good ozone resistance. It is used in many fields and applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
GS Pla™ has been developed and sold taking advantage of the biodegradable feature, and practical use is progressing to materials for agriculture, such as a biodegradable mulching film, as well as the material of disposable food utensils, etc. The tableware using GS Pla™ was used in the athletes' dormitories at the Vancouver Winter Olympics held in Canada in 2010. Furthermore, Thailand's Ko Samet resort island in July 2010 started to use GS Pla™ garbage bags as part of a garbage composting program. Now, a program is underway to convert one of the raw materials for GS Pla™, succinic acid, from petroleum origination to biomass origination.
MITSUBISHI™ Carbon Black is a black pigment that has been used in a wide range of fields such as newspaper ink, printing ink, colored resin, paint, toner, colored paper, India ink, and ceramics. Various grades of carbon blacks are available ranging from all- purpose grade to high-grade. In addition, our line of products includes industrial and environmentally-friendly carbon blacks. CAS No.1333-86-4 Carbon Black Association Handbook 3rd edition (Ref. 1) Carbon Black Association Annual Report No.61 (2011) (Ref. 2)
DIABLACK™ has been used as rubber reinforcement material in a wide range of products such as tires and rubber products. CAS No.1333-86-4
DIAPOL™-WMB is a composite material (wet masterbatch) produced by acid coagulation of SBR latex, carbon black and water slurry in an ultradispersion process. It is widely applied as a raw material for industrial products; water seals and gaskets; and tires and belts.