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Sustainability of NANO-SAKURA

The word “sustainability”, we recently hear this word often when we discuss about environmental issue.  NANO-SAKURA recognize this word, as controlling resource consumption and its accompanying effect to the environment appropriately.  As a result, we believe that standard of living of human beings can be maintained in a long term.  Therefore, we continue to make an effort to carry out that concept. 

What NANO-SAKURA can do to

protect environment

1. Reducing the bad environmental impact due to nano cellulose       

    own property.

2. Reducing the bad environmental impact due to improvement of

    composite functional property.

3. Resin consumption reduction by mixing cellulose into products.

4. Reducing the bad environmental impact by increasing

    biodegradable resin market demand.

5. Reducing the bad environmental impact by promoting recycling.

6. Reducing the bad environmental impact with nano cellulose

    original feature compared to glass fiber and carbon fiber as

    reinforced material.

7. Possible material to solve marine microplastic pollution problem.

 

1. Reducing the bad environmental impact due to nano cellulose 

    own property.

Nano cellulose can be made by breaking down cellulose into nano size level and cellulose is one of the main components of plants, woods and trees.  CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed into plants during growth so that releasing CO2 by utilizing plants will not effect the concentration of CO2 as a whole.  Therefore, nano cellulose is the material with minimum impact to the environment through all the process including manufacturing, processing, usage and disposal stage.  Furthermore, cellulose is biodegradable and will be decomposed into water and CO2 in nature with the help of microorganism.  In nature, plants, trees decomposed into water and CO2.  Because nano cellulose is nano size with larger surface area than normal plants so that It could be suggested that they may decompose easier than plants in nature (this assumption needs to be verified experimentally before come to firm conclusion.  It is only a speculation at this stage.)

2. Reducing the bad environmental impact due to improvement of

​  composite functional property.

Raw material consumption can be reduced by improving mechanical strength and durability of molding products itself.  Consumption of transportation energy can be lowered by carrying lighter weight of molding products.  This means that one can save fuel consumption of automotive or airplane.  By improving deformation stability and lowering thermal expansion of molding products, waste of raw material and waste of manufacturing energy, process can be reduced.  As such, Nano Sakura can contribute to minimize the bad environmental effect by improving material property. 

3. Resin consumption reduction by mixing cellulose into products.

Most of resins are made of petroleum and even some type of biodegradable plastics are made from petroleum.  In this regard, we can reduce the petroleum consumption by mixing with cellulose or with stone type material such as CaCO3 (limestone). 

4. Reducing the bad environmental impact by increasing

    biodegradable resin market demand.

Biodegradable resin is biodegradable and good to environment although some of biodegradable has difficulty for practical use because they can be mechanically not strong enough, sometimes hard to make molding products by itself.  In this regard, mechanical strength can be stronger and molding property can be improved by using Nano Sakura as raw material.  As a result, biodegradable resin usage quantity itself can increase so that this good resin market will increase due to our NANO-SAKURA.

100% nature made
nano cellulose
100% biodegradable resin
Promotion and expansion of biodegradable resin with
NANO-SAKURA.
Contribute to the sustainable society, recycling society.
​Nano cellulose + biodegradable resin composite (mixing)

5. Reducing the bad environmental impact by promoting recycling.

This point needs to confirm experimentally before comes to firm conclusion. So that following is only a speculation.  NANO-SAKURA has may have advantage compared to glass fiber and carbon fiber as reinforced material.  Nano cellulose composite material can remake molding products again even after usage while maintaining its strength.  Because glass fiber and carbon fiber are not in nano size, they will break into smaller pieces and become mechanically weaker during manufacturing machine process.  In contrast, nano cellulose is nano size already so that strength may not be effected as glass fiber and carbon fiber do.

6. Reducing the bad environmental impact with nano cellulose

   original feature compared to glass fiber and carbon fiber as     

   reinforced material.

NANO-SAKURA has one clear big advantage compared to glass fiber and carbon fiber as reinforced material.  That is, Nano cellulose is 100 % biodegradable reinforced material.  One can make 100 % biodegradable material with this feature.  Composite material property can be improved by mixing with glass fiber and carbon fiber although these materials are not 100% biodegradable and not good for environment.  This is why NANO-SAKURA can be highly advanced cutting edge material.  At the moment, we are the only one company who can produce this type of material in the world.  With this big feature, Nano Sakura can promote and expand biodegradable resin application. 

7. Possible material to solve marine microplastic pollution problem.

Ultimate goal is to make 100 % biodegradable NANO-SAKURA in the ocean.

Plastic pollution caused by development of mankind with petrochemical based chemistry needs to be changed.  Especially marine microplastic pollution problem is very serious problem caused by human beings.  Marine microplastic pollution is destroying the ecology system and nature.  Therefore, it urgently needs to be solved in the world.  Precisely, biodegradable resin has some grades and some biodegradable resin can be decomposed in the soil, but not in the ocean.  The best biodegradable plastic is the one which can decompose in the marine environment.  We, Green Science Alliance is under intensive research to develop such great material. 

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