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Reduction of Atmospheric Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

VOC is the general term for organic compounds that volatilize or become gas in the atmosphere. They include chemicals like thinners and alcohols widely used in factories. In addition to their effects on human health, VOCs are said to be the causative agents of suspended particulate matter and photochemical oxidants.

In fiscal year 2018, the atmospheric output of key substances used in Fujikura factories those of domestic group companies was 72t. FY2018 was a 16.6% decrease from FY2017. The Fujikura Group is working to reduce use and atmospheric emissions by recovering isopropyl alcohol and replacing ink solvents such as toluene.

Annual Atmospheric Major VOC Emissions

Graph: Annual Atmospheric Major VOC Emissions

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