Site Report

Below you will find summary information about each business site and subsidiary company.

* Air and water quality conservation: “No problems” indicates no particular environmental impacts were detected during the period from April 2021 to March 2022 in measurements and assessments of air and water quality in the form of values exceeding the regulated threshold to be complied with (prefectural ordinances, regional agreements, our own standards, etc.). Data for certain business sites covers the period from January to December 2021.

Japan

Kobe Facility Office

Kobe Facility Office

In order for our business site to help realize the society aspired to through the SDGs, we begin our work as a research laboratory from design phase, undertaking product development that is friendly to the environment and to people, and as a manufacturer, we deliver products that benefit our customers’ health. The solar power generation system introduced in the previous year is also operating smoothly, contributing to energy conservation at the plant. We will continue to place importance on interaction with customers and the local community, aiming to be an open business office that everyone can trust.

Address 1-1-5 Murotani, Nishi-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Number of employees 56
Commencement of operations 1991
Total site area 16,530㎡
Principal R&D themes Development of products related to biotechnology and quality of life, research and development of related new functions, composite materials and process technologies, as well as biotechnology- related product manufacturing.
Air and water quality conservation <Air> No relevant facilities <Water> No problems

Shizuoka Plant

Shizuoka Plant

We are pursuing initiatives to reduce the environmental burden of all our processes (energy conservation, reduction through MFCA, etc.). Although the biotope, now in its fifth year since opening to the public, has been closed to the general public due to COVID-19, we have been able to contribute to environmental education by welcoming students from nearby elementary schools. In fiscal 2022, we will continue to pursue our aim of being an environmentally friendly plant by promoting SDG- contributing products and the application of LCA to all products, aiming to become an environmentally friendly factory.

Address 2100 Takayanagi, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka
Number of employees 565
Commencement of operations 1962
Total site area 287,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Epoxy resin copper-clad laminates, epoxy resin coating powder, phenolic resins, thermoset molding compounds, melamine resin decorative laminates, formalin, molded products, metallic molds, etc.
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Kanuma Plant

Kanuma Plant

In order to help realize the society aspired to through the SDGs, our plant is working to conserve energy and reduce MFC. We deliver products that realize various functions and design features required in daily life and industry, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to develop a new product that provides droplet prevention boards with antiviral functionality, and to place products on the market which contribute to society’s efforts to prevent infectious diseases. We will engage in product development and manufacturing of SDG-contributing products as we promote LCA product certification of baseline products.

Address 7-1 Satsuki-cho, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi
Number of employees 319
Commencement of operations 1970
Total site area 75,878㎡
Principal R&D themes Polycarbonate, polyvinyl chloride and other thermoplastic resin sheets, waterproofing components with waterproof steel plate
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Utsunomiya Plant

Utsunomiya Plant

We keep constantly aware of the SDGs at our plant, and work to reduce environmental impact. Regarding energy conservation, we are aiming for a 4% reduction from the previous year. We have also completed the installation of photovoltaic power generation, which will contribute to energy conservation at our plant starting in 2022. We will continue to operate our factories in a safe and secure manner by pursuing zero accidents and occupational injuries based on the essential principle that underlies our occupational health and safety policy: Prioritizing Safety in Everything We Do.

Address 20-7, Kiyohara Kogyo Danchi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi
Number of employees 203
Commencement of operations 1984
Total site area 99,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Paste for die bonding
Liquid resins for encapsulation of semiconductors
Base material for semiconductor packages
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Amagasaki Plant

尼崎工場

In order to help realize the society aspired to under the SDGs, everyone at our plant joins together in activities to reduce environmental impact through such means as pursuing a manufacturing system that is mindful of a resource recycling-oriented society, and by using the latest technology to take on the challenge of carbon neutrality. We will emphasize the importance of communication with customers and the local community as we aim to be an open business site trusted by everyone.

Address 2-3-47, Higashi-Tsukaguchi-cho, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo
Number of employees 419
Commencement of operations 1938
Total site area 46,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Multilayered films for food packaging, PTP materials for pharmaceuticals, tapes for mounting electronic components
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Subsidiary Companies in Japan

S.B. Sheet Waterproof Systems Co., Ltd. (Nara Plant)

住ベシート防水(奈良工場)

Our plant undertakes occupational health and safety activities to realize a safe working environment for employees, and to achieve environmentally friendly manufacturing (MFCA reduction and energy conservation activities). In fiscal 2021, our operations were free of accidents and disasters, and we met our MFCA reduction targets.

We will continue to contribute to the realization of a society that fulfills the SDGs as we aim to be a factory that is trusted by the local community.

Address 1-2 Techno Park, Nara Kogyo Danchi, Sugawa-cho, Gojo-shi, Nara
Number of employees 45
Commencement of operations 1991
Total site area 20,357㎡
Principal R&D themes Waterproof sheets
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems
<Water>Suspended particulates temporarily exceeded the in-house standard due to an increase in algae in the regulating reservoir. Values have returned to normal since the recovery was implemented.

Kyushu Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

Kyushu Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

We produce environmentally conscious epoxy encapsulation resins, and recently we have also been producing environmentally friendly in-vehicle products for HVs and EVs as well as wafer coating resins for memory devices.

In order to help realize the society envisioned under the SDGs, we are working proactively to reduce environmental impact through such activities as energy conservation and reducing material loss. Last fiscal year, we made progress on expanding our adoption of non- fossil energy sources by installing solar energy panels.

Address 40-1 Oaza-Kamizakai, Nogata-shi, Fukuoka
Number of employees 227
Commencement of operations 1972
Total site area 50,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductor devices, liquid photosensitive coating resins for semiconductor wafers
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Yamaroku Kasei Industry Co., Ltd

山六化成工業

In order to help realize the society envisioned under the SDGs, we continue to all pull together as we take action to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact in pursuit of our aim to be an environmentally friendly company. Under our Safety Philosophy: Prioritizing Safety in Everything We Do, we diligently carry out health and safety activities to achieve a safe, secure workplace free of accidents

Address 19-10 Katayama-cho, Kashiwara-shi, Osaka
Number of employees 51
Commencement of operations 1948
Total site area 5,411㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic molding compounds melamine phenolic molding compounds
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd.

In order to help realize the society envisioned under the SDGs, we engage in occupational health and safety activities and take action to reduce environmental impact. “Karunosuke,” which is 30% lighter than our conventional products, has received high marks for its safety and for enabling a reduction in work, especially among large-size cutting boards for commercial use. In addition, our ongoing cutting board recycling system, in place for 21 years, is unique in the industry, and further increases the importance of this initiative. We will continue to strive to be a safe and environmentally friendly company.

Head Office Plant

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd. (Head Office Plant)
Address 300-2, Motohara Kamikawa- cho, Kodama-gun, Saitama
Number of employees 35
Commencement of operations 1964
Total site area 13,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Plastic sheets, plastic chopping boards, molds made in polyethylene
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities
<Water>No problems

Kitsuregawa Plant

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd.

Address 560-1, Saotome, Sakurashi, Tochigi
Number of employees 9
Commencement of operations 2002
Total site area 3,638㎡
Principal R&D themes Industrial helmets, injection molding products
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities
<Water>No problems

Akita Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

Akita Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

Our company is engaged in helping to realize the society that the SDGs aim to achieve. We are currently all working together based on our Safety Philosophy: Prioritizing Safety in Everything We Do. In working toward carbon neutrality, we are moving away from fossil fuels with 100% renewable energy-derived electricity, considering switching from heavy oil to LNG, and starting solar power generation in fiscal 2022. We contribute to society by supplying medical devices, culture equipment and PCR test kits in the field of healthcare/biotechnology products.

Address 27-4, Aza Nakashima-shita, Souzen-machi, Tsuchizakiminato, Akita-shi, Akita
Number of employees 222
Commencement of operations 1970
Total site area 255,568㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical products and bio-equipment, phenolic resins, formalin and adhesives
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Hokkai Taiyo Plastic Co., Ltd.

北海太洋プラスチック

In order to help realize the society that the SDGs aim to achieve, our plant proactively engages in many different kinds of environmental impact reduction activities. Through the manufacture of polyethylene films and pipes, we will continue our activities to conserve energy and reduce loss through the use of MFCA, promoting increases in social and corporate value to leave this great northern land rich in verdure to the next generation as we earnestly and passionately work to implement our business activities.

Address 2-763-7, Shinko-Chuo, Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido
Number of employees 28
Commencement of operations 1964
Total site area 13,650㎡
Principal R&D themes Polyethylene pipes, polyethylene films
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No problems

Head office, Tonomachi Medical Research Laboratory, SB Kawasumi Laboratories Inc.

Tonomachi Medical Research Laboratory

Our company began operations at King Skyfront, the international strategic center in Tonomachi, Kawasaki City, as a new headquarters and R&D center that connects ideas and technologies in the medical field, and disseminates innovative medical devices to the world. We will contribute to the development of medical care by engaging in business activities in line with the philosophy of the SDGs, including the development of medical devices for minimally invasive treatments that reduce the burden on patients.

Address 3-25-4 Tonomachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Number of employees 140
Commencement of operations 2021
Total site area 3,971㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical Device Products
• Endovascular treatment-related products
• Gastrointestinal endoscopy-related products
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No problems

Saiki Factory, Oita Plant, SB Kawasumi Laboratories Inc.

Saiki Factory, Oita Plant, SB Kawasumi Laboratories Inc.

Our plant is actively working to conserve energy and reduce waste in order to help realize a society envisioned in the SDGs. We will continue to contribute to society by being more proactive in our LCA and CN actions and by continuing to provide safe and reliable pharmaceuticals and medical devices that our customers require.

Address 1077, Oaza Oda, Yayoi, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Number of employees 198
Commencement of operations 1967
Total site area 33,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
• Blood container bags
• Gastrointestinal stents
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Notsu Factory, Oita Plant, SB Kawasumi Laboratories Inc.

SBカワスミ株式会社 大分事業所 野津工場

To contribute to the realization of a society that fulfills the SDGs, our plant is actively engaged in environmental load reduction activities (energy conservation and MFCA reduction) with the aim of becoming carbon neutral. In addition, we will practice safety and health activities under our Safety Philosophy and Safety Action Guidelines, and strive to achieve zero occupational accidents. We aim to provide the world with medical equipment that can be used with peace of mind, and to be a factory that is trusted by our customers and local communities

Address 2115-2, Oaza Maegawachi, Notsumachi, Usuki City, Oita Prefecture
Number of employees 177
Commencement of operations 2011
Total site area 20,100㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical devices and injection-molded products
• Stent grafts
• Component blood collection kits
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Mie Factory, Oita Plant, SB Kawasumi Laboratories Inc.

SBカワスミ株式会社 大分事業所 三重工場

In order to help realize the society that the SDGs aim to achieve, our plant is pursuing occupational health and safety activities and environmental impact reduction activities. We aim to be a factory that everyone can trust by providing pharmaceuticals and medical devices that customers can use with peace of mind and by placing importance on communication with the local community.

Address 7-1 Tamada, Miemachi, Bungo-Ono City, Oita Prefecture
Number of employees 153
Commencement of operations 1983
Total site area 53,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
• Physiological saline solution
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Overseas: China, Macau, and Taiwan

Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

We will implement safety awareness enhancement with the aim of achieving an accident-free 2022.
Meanwhile, on the environmental front, the L3 line began full-scale operations in February 2022. We will install VOC-compliant equipment in conjunction with the L3 expansion and implement adequate preparations for the government audit scheduled in October 2022.

Address 140 Zhongxin Avenue West, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215021, P.R. China
Number of employees 270
Commencement of operations 1997
Total site area 30,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductors, die attach pastes
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Sumitomo Bakelite (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

上海住友電木

Our company produces molded automotive components using phenolic resin molding compounds We continue to move forward with advances toward waste reduction, energy conservation and zero accidents so that we can contribute to realizing the society aspired to under the SDGs, as well as a decarbonized society.

Address No. 88, Aidu Road, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai P.R. China
Number of employees 135
Commencement of operations 2000
Total site area 8,698㎡
Principal R&D themes Molded products for automotive applications (plastic mechanical and structural parts)
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite (Nantong) Co., Ltd.

南通住友電木

We produce and sell the four products of phenolic resins, phenolic resin molding materials, liquid epoxy resins, and co-extruded film sheets. We aim to be a company that is trusted by the local community by developing environmentally friendly products that contribute to achievement of the SDGs and by making sincere and proactive efforts to become carbon neutral.

Address No. 81, Tongda Road, Port Industrial Park 3, Economic Technological Development Area, Nantong, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Number of employees 248
Commencement of operations 2009
Total site area 100,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resins, phenolic molding compounds, liquid epoxy resins, coextruded multilayered films and sheets for food packaging, tapes for electronic components
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

東莞住友電木

We manufacture medical devices. In October of last year, we achieved the record of zero injuries for five years equaling six million work hours. In 2021, we succeeded in reducing energy consumption by 3.1% from the previous year. This year, we will raise awareness of safety among our employees by thoroughly notifying them of the Guidelines for Safe Conduct enacted by the Sumitomo Bakelite Group in aiming to set a new record for time spent without any injuries, while also actively carrying out energy conservation activities.

Address No. 2 Qiao Lin Road, Ling Tou Industrial District, Qiao Tou Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, P.R. China
Number of employees 313
Commencement of operations 1994
Total site area 32,930㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical products
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite Macau Co., Ltd.

住友倍克澳門

We produce and sell epoxy resin copper-clad laminates. In doing so, we use large boilers and handle organic solvents, and we are promoting environmental improvements to comply with environmental regulations in Macau, a tourist destination. Amid stringent waste disposal regulatory conditions, we aim to become a company that is environmentally friendly and trusted by the local community through promoting MFCA activities.

Address Zona Ind. do Aterro Sanitario de Seac Pai Van Lote A, junto a Estrada de Seac, Pai Van, Coloane, Macau
Number of employees 159
Commencement of operations 2003
Total site area 27,513㎡
Principal R&D themes Epoxy resin copper-clad laminates
Air and water quality conservation <Air>Only partial measurements could be performed.
<Water>No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

台湾住友倍科

We develop, produce and sell epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductors. In response to the announcement of the 2050 Net Zero Emissions Roadmap by the Taiwanese government, we will start considering the use of renewable energy in addition to waste reduction and energy conservation to contribute to a decarbonized society. We aim to be an environmentally friendly company that is trusted by customers and the local community.

Address No. 1, Hwa Syi Road, Ta Fa Industries District, Ta Liao 831, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C
Number of employees 151
Commencement of operations 1998
Total site area 22,334㎡
Principal R&D themes Epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductor devices
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No problems

Vaupell China (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

ヴォーペル・チャイナ(東莞)

In line with overall goals of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., we are improving our environmental, health, and safety (EHS) performance through waste reduction, energy conservation, and contribution to the environment. We conduct all kinds of EHS activities so as to remain a world-class in EHS.

Address No. 2 Qiao Lin Road, Ling Tou Industrial District, Qiao Tou Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, P.R. China
Number of employees 109
Commencement of operations 2007
Total site area Located at Sumitomo Bakelite (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
Principal R&D themes Aircraft components
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Overseas: Southeast Asia

SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn. Bhd.

SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn. Bhd.

We manufacture ALC. In response to declining demand for PLCs, SNC is attempting to expand into phenolic resins and aircraft interior panels. In 2021, SNC achieved a record of zero injuries throughout one million hours. We are committed to saving energy under the guidance of Corporate Engineering Center of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. and lead plants. Fans and pumps have been upgraded with highly efficient motors and compressors with inverters. Solar panels are scheduled to be installed in 2022.

Address PLO 38, Jalan Keluli Satu, Pasir Gudang, Industrial Estate, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor, MALAYSIA
Number of employees 94
Commencement of operations 1992
Total site area 60,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resin copper-clad laminates, phenolic resin laminates, aluminum-based copper-clad laminates
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite Singapore Pte. Ltd.

スミトモ・ベークライト・シンガポール

We produce and sell epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductors and paste for die bonding of semiconductors. SBS staff will continue to work diligently toward meeting all legal compliance requirements and achieving zero accidents through constant Anzen training and by inculcating the “Stop & Fix” mindset.

Address 1 Senoko South Road, Singapore 758069, SINGAPORE
Number of employees 225
Commencement of operations 1989
Total site area 22,276㎡
Principal R&D themes Epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductors, paste for die bonding, liquid resins for encapsulation of semiconductors
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

SumiDurez Singapore Pte. Ltd.

SumiDurez Singapore Pte. Ltd.

We manufacture and sell phenolic molding compounds. In fiscal 2021, we worked to save energy and reduce waste while placing the highest priority on employee safety. As we continue these activities, this year we will work to reduce CO2 emissions through the introduction of solar power generation and strive to make our production activities even more environmentally friendly.

Address 9 Tanjong Penjuru Crescent Singapore 608972, SINGAPORE
Number of employees 62
Commencement of operations 1989
Total site area 18,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic molding compounds
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

P.T. Indopherin Jaya

P.T. Indopherin Jaya

We develop, manufacture and sell phenolic resins In fiscal 2021, we continued our efforts to update each facility and improve activities while enhancing security to ensure that employees have been able to act safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also promoted the development of new products using biomaterial raw materials. In fiscal 2022, we will continue to strongly promote safety and SDG activities to earn the trust of customers and local residents.

Address JL. Brantas No.1, Probolinggo, East Java, INDONESIA
Number of employees 120
Commencement of operations 1996
Total site area 18,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation <Air>The scrubber capacity was not sufficient for the amount of air treated, resulting in an increase in soot and dust emissions. The scrubber capacity is being increased.
<Water>No relevant facilities

P.T. SBP Indonesia

P.T. SBP Indonesia

We manufacture and sell polycarbonate extruded resin sheets, primarily in the ASEAN region. In fiscal 2021, the consumption of compressed air in the plant was reviewed, piping was shortened, and blowers were put into use. We also promoted the use of LED outdoor lighting. The implementation of protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic, including employee health management and external contact, has had no impact on production and sales, and we will continue our efforts to improve customer satisfaction.

Address Kawasan Industri MM2100, JL. Irian Blok NN-1-1, Kec, Cikarang Barat, Bekasi, 17520, INDONESIA
Number of employees 87
Commencement of operations 1996
Total site area 30,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Polycarbonate extruded resin sheets (for signage and construction applications)
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No problems

Nava Nakorn Plant, Kawasumi Laboratories (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Nava Nakorn Plant, Kawasumi Laboratories (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Since the last fiscal year, the plant has been actively working to optimize (minimize) product packaging and wrapping to improve transportation efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, as well as to help users reduce waste. This fiscal year, we will continue to actively engage in energy-saving activities in our plants as well as in activities to improve environmentally friendly products.

Address Nava Nakorn lndustrial Promotion Zone 55/26 MU 13, Phahon Yothin Road, KM-46, Tambon Khlong Nueng, Amphoe Khlong Luang, Changwat Pathum Thani 12120, THAILAND
Number of employees 670
Commencement of operations 1978
Total site area 31,804㎡
Principal R&D themes Blood Circuit for Dialysis
Apheresis Kit
Infusion Set
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Korat Plant, Kawasumi Laboratories (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Korat Plant, Kawasumi Laboratories (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Our plant manufactures and sells medical devices. During the previous year, we had one work-related accident. We are taking measures to achieve absolute safety on a regular basis by implementing the PDCA cycle to raise employee safety awareness, improve hazardous areas, and ensure safe operations. In addition, starting this fiscal year, we continue to introduce solar power generation to reduce the volume of CO2 emissions.

Address 48 MU 8, Ratchasima-Chok Chai Road, Tambon Tha Ang, Amphoe Chok Chai, Changwat Nakhon Ratchasima 30190, THAILAND
Number of employees 1,147
Commencement of operations 1999
Total site area 290,770㎡
Principal R&D themes Blood container bags, AVF needles, blood collection kits with wings, and CTA membrane dialyzer, secondary membrane filter
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Overseas: North America

Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc. (Manchester Plant)

Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc. (Manchester Plant)

Our plant has begun to shift to post-pandemic business. The new M-Series epoxy products should strongly support new opportunities in the oil, gas and EV markets, while delivering much needed growth and profitability. The plant will meet the surge in demand expected in 2022 through continuous improvement and proactive management.

Address 24 Mill Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06042, USA
Number of employees 57
Commencement of operations 1920
Total site area 14,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Thermoset composites
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Durez Corporation (Kenton Plant)

Durez Corporation (Kenton Plant)

Safety has always been a top priority for our plant, and maintaining a safe work environment will be critical this year as we work toward achieving our 2022 goals. This year’s EHS initiatives include improving overall maintenance through the implementation of 5S, energy conservation and recycling, reducing environmental impact through reuse, improving ergonomics, and increasing PPE compliance.

Address 13717 U.S. Route 68 South Kenton, Ohio 43326, USA
Number of employees 50
Commencement of operations 1955
Total site area 263,100㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems
<Water>Abnormal values were found during sampling due to the mixing of sewage, but the values were normal upon re-measurement.

Durez Corporation (Niagara Falls Plant)

デュレズ・コーポレーション(ナイアガラフォールズ工場)

Our plant will focus on improving ergonomics and preventing soft tissue injuries to improve safety in 2022. The process of change management is being enhanced and improved to ensure that all changes are properly reviewed prior to implementation. Environmental compliance continues to be a top priority at the plant, along with the implementation of initiatives to reduce energy consumption.

Address 5000 Packard Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA
Number of employees 73
Commencement of operations 1930
Total site area 18,960㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Durez Canada Co., Ltd.

デュレズ・カナダ

The main challenge for the plant continues to be the environment. We have established an Energy Task Force at our plant as part of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. On the safety front, there has been improvement since fiscal 2020, with two recordable accidents occurring in fiscal 2021. But this is still not enough. At our plant, we continue to strive to ensure that all employees return home each day in better condition than when they arrived at work.

Address 100 Dunlop Street, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 4H9, CANADA
Number of employees 70
Commencement of operations 1970
Total site area 93,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic molding compounds and Phenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation Total phosphorus exceeded the regulatory limit in wastewater discharged to the sewage system, but is scheduled be re-measured due to inconsistency with other test results.
Formaldehyde in storm water runoff continued to exceed state standards from previous year. We are currently in ongoing discussions with government environmental authorities regarding countermeasures.

Promerus LLC

Promerus LLC

We completed the move to our new facility in Akron, Ohio in 2021. R&D operations are now fully functional on both large and small scales. The start of operations went smoothly and without incident. As a result of precise measures taken to prevent transmission COVID-19, no workplace infections were confirmed. For the fourth year in a row, there were no OSHA-recordable injury accidents or illnesses.

Address 225 W. Bartges St., Akron, OH 44307, USA
Number of employees 30
Commencement of operations 2001
Total site area 3,548㎡
Principal R&amp;D Products Functional polynorbornenes
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc.

Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc.

Our plant has maintained an accident-free record for almost two years. Our employees help each other and protect the environment and community. Our plant’s initiative is to reduce our carbon footprint, waste, and CO2. This year, we are further improving our facilities in Ballard by transferring and consolidating them to Everett.

Address 11323 Commando Rd West , Everett, Washington, 98204, USA
Number of employees 122
Commencement of operations 1947
Total site area 10,219㎡
Principal R&D themes Aircraft components
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Agawan, Massachusetts Plant)

ヴォーペル・モールディング&ツーリング(アワガン・マサチューセッツ工場)

We remain committed to “safety first” throughout the facility. The Safety Committee of the NE Department is very active. From August 2018 to April 4, 2022, only one recordable accident occurred at the plant, which completed a record 700 accident-free days. Vaupell NE is always looking for ways to contribute to our community, and we contnue to re-cycle over 80% of our plastics and cardboard. The plant is scheduled to begin using certified green energy in 2023.

Address 101 HP Almgren Dr. Agawam, Massachusetts 01001, USA
Number of employees 67
Commencement of operations 2005
Total site area 9,290㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical device parts Aerospace and defense components
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Constantine, Michigan Plant)

Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Constantine, Michigan Plant)

The plant did not experience a single recordable accident or lost-time incident in 2021. The Safety Committee remains active and continues to seek means to ensure employee safety.
Our plant has switched 75% of its lighting to LED and improved and upgraded electrical infrastructure.

Address 485 Florence Road Constantine, Michigan 49042, USA
Number of employees 142
Commencement of operations 1969
Total site area 7,525㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical device parts
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Hudson, New Hampshire Plant)

Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Hudson, New Hampshire Plant)

The plant continues to improve and implement processes to enhance business initiatives. The plant has an excellent safety record, having achieved 1,032 accident- free days as of April 1, 2022. Together with the Agawan Plant, we continue to work as “One Vaupell,” with a single management team. In fiscal 2022, we plan to make changes to our culture to ensure that all employees are involved in business change. In fiscal 2022, we will also implement waste reduction initiatives by finding alternative energy sources and recycling waste plastics.

Address 20 Executive Drive Hudson, New Hampshire 03051-4917, USA
Number of employees 49
Commencement of operations 1995
Total site area 3,500㎡
Principal R&D themes Medical device parts
Aerospace and defense components
Precision machining
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Russell Plastics Technology Company, Inc.

Russell Plastics Technology Company, Inc.

Vaupell New York promotes “safety first” by being environmentally responsible the community and employees by providing a safe and environmentally friendly workplace. We proactively manage our processes to ensure no harm, or negative impact, to our employees or surrounding community. In 2021, we again faced many challenges due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic which, as a team, we were able to overcome, protecting the health of our employees. We will continue to apply the Vaupel COVID policy.

Address 521 W. Hoffman Ave Lindenhurst, New York 11757, USA
Number of employees 74
Commencement of operations 1951
Total site area 5,575㎡
Principal R&D themes Aircraft components
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No relevant facilities <Water>No relevant facilities

Overseas: Europe

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV

スミトモ・ベークライト・ヨーロッパ

We have long demonstrated that safety and profitability are essential to good business. Likewise, we need to demonstrate that sustainable business cannot be separated from our goals within the framework of financially sound operations and our vision for the future. Management needs to form a consensus with all employees on this larger goal and approach.

Address Henry Fordlaan 80, B-3600 Genk, BELGIUM
Number of employees 137
Commencement of operations 1967
Total site area 110,000㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resins, polyester resins
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Barcelona), S.L.U.

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Barcelona), S.L.U.

Although safety remained a top priority in fiscal 2021, and many measures (training, SOPs, mechanical improvements) were taken, one lost-time accident still occurred. We will remain attentive to safety.
Sustainability was a key factor in our business in the previous year, and we recently switched to CO2-free electricity in April 2021, seeing sustainability as a key pillar of all our business relationships. Having already begun the shift toward carbon neutrality, we will proceed without interruption.

Address Gran Vial, 4 Montornes del Valles (BARCELONA) 08170 SPAIN
Number of employees 83
Commencement of operations 1949
Total site area 19,856㎡
Principal R&D themes Phenolic resins, friction particles, adhesives
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems
<Water>A small amount of phenol wastewater leaked due to inadequate valve operation during heavy rain.Procedures were reviewed to prevent recurrence. Ammonia concentration increased due to the reaction temperature in the wastewater biological treatment facility, but returned to normal after cooling with cold water.

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Ghent) NV

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Ghent) NV

In fiscal 2021 safety and housekeeping remained our top priorities. While it is very unfortunate that one lost-time incident occurred, we have put a lot of effort (risk and task risk analysis) and investment (30% of the PLA budget) into preventive and corrective actions for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the large number of workers hired required great flexibility and a lot of training. Preparation of the new EME line had a significant impact on the engineering and project team workload.

Address Wiedauwkaai 6, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM
Number of employees 148
Commencement of operations 1992
Total site area 22,683㎡
Principal R&D themes Thermoset molding compounds
Air and water quality conservation <Air>No problems <Water>No relevant facilities

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