Management System Certification Status and Site Report

Group Companies

The Group operates in 15 countries and regions, including Japan. Production sites are color-coded according to the category of products manufactured.

Management System Certification Status *1

Business siteCertification status
QualityEnvironmentalOccupational Health and Safety*4 *5
Kobe Facility Office-ISO 14001ISO 45001
ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Shizuoka PlantIATF 16949
ACMJIS Q 9100
Kanuma PlantISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Utsunomiya PlantISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
CRM, LαZIATF 16949
Amagasaki PlantFilms and sheets, Cover tapeISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Food safetyFSSC22000
Primary packaging materials for medicinal productsISO 15378
Medical devices product warehouseISO 13485
S.B. Sheet Waterproof Systems Co., Ltd.Head OfficeISO 9001ISO 14001-
Kanuma PlantISO 14001*2ISO 45001*2
Nara PlantISO 14001ISO 45001
Kyushu Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
IATF 16949
Yamaroku Kasei Industry Co., Ltd.ISO 9001ISO 14001-
Akita Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.MedicalISO 13485ISO 14001ISO 45001
Bio-
ResinsISO 9001
Hokkai Taiyo Plastic Co., Ltd.-ISO 14001-
S.B Research Co., Ltd.ISO 9001--
Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. EME, CRMISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
IATF 16949
Sumitomo Bakelite (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.ISO 9001ISO 14001-
IATF 16949
Sumitomo Bakelite (Nantong) Co., Ltd. PM, PR ISO 9001ISO 14001 -
IATF 16949
ECRISO 9001
IATF 16949
Films and sheetsISO 9001
ISO22000
FSSC 22000
Sumitomo Bakelite (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.ISO 13485ISO 14001ISO 45001
Sumitomo Bakelite Macau Co., Ltd.ISO 9001ISO 14001-
Sumitomo Bakelite (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
IATF 16949
SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn. Bhd. (SNC)ISO 9001ISO 14001OHSAS 18001
AS 9100
Sumitomo Bakelite Singapore Pte. Ltd. (SBS)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
IATF 16949
SumiDurez Singapore Pte. Ltd. (SDS)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
IATF 16949
PT. Indopherin Jaya (IPJ)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
P.T. SBP Indonesia (SBPI)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc. (Manchester)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
AS 9100
IATF 16949
Durez Corporation (Kenton)ISO 9001-ISO 45001
Durez Corporation (Niagara Falls)ISO 9001-ISO45001
AS 9100
Durez Canada Co., Ltd. (Fort Erie)ISO 9001-ISO 45001
IATF 16949*3
Promerus, LLCISO 9001--
Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV (SBE)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Barcelona), S.L.U. (SBEB)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Vyncolit NV (VNV)ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 45001
Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc. (Ballard&Everett Plant)ISO 9001--
AS 9100
Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Agawam Plant)ISO 9001--
ISO 13485
AS 9100
Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Constantine Plant)ISO 9001--
ISO 13485
AS 9100
Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. (Hudson Plant)ISO 9001--
ISO 13485
Russell Plastics Technology Company, Inc. (Lindenhurst)ISO 9001--
AS 9100
Vaupell China (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. (VCD)ISO 9001--
EN 9100
  • *1: We have received assurance that the certifications for the aforementioned management system at each business site are valid covering fiscal 2020 (from April 2020 to March 2021; when certification was newly acquired in April 2020 or thereafter, from the registration date to March 2021).
  • *2: Acquired in an integrated manner with Kanuma Plant.
  • *3: Included in supplementary notes for Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc. (Manchester).
  • *4: The Occupational Health and Safety Management System is an initiative undertaken voluntarily. All employees and cooperating companies are eligible to participate.
  • *5: Activities associated with occupational health and safety management include systems by which workers can identify and report hazards through risk prediction, as well as systems by which workers are protected from retaliatory measures, and can autonomously avoid working conditions considered likely to give rise to injury or illness.

Site Report

Below you will find detailed information about each business site and subsidiary company. For information on initiatives at various production site, please see the Integrated Report "P96-102 Site Report".

  • Air and water quality conservation: "No problems" indicates no particular environmental impacts were detected during the period from April 2020 to March 2021 in measurements and assessments on 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 2020.

[JAPAN]

Kobe Facility Office

Kobe Facility Office

In order for this business site to contribute to the realization of the society aspired to through the SDGs, we begin from the design phase with the undertaking of product development that is friendly to the environment and to people. We are also advancing the adoption of solar power generation, which is scheduled to contribute to the business site’s energy conservation from fiscal 2021. Moving forward, 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.

Address1-1-5 Murotani, Nishi-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 651-2241, JAPAN
Number of employees64
Commencement of operations1991
Total site area16,530 m2
Principal R&D themesDevelopment 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.). During fiscal 2020, we achieved our target of a 4% year-on-year reduction in energy consumed per production amount value. The biotope was open to the public for a fourth year,and although the visitor count was reduced due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, it was visited by 130 students of elementary schools in the vicinity, which contributed to biodiversity conservation and environmental education. During fiscal 2021, we will evolve into an environmentally-friendly plant as we promote LCA product certification of baseline products and SDG-contributing products.

Address2100 Takayanagi, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka 426-0041, JAPAN
Number of employees555
Commencement of operations1962
Total site area287,000 m2
Principal ProductsEpoxy 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

Our plant puts out products featuring a variety of functions and designs that cater to everyday living and industrial use. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, we did what we could to supply airborne droplet transmission prevention panels (PET), thereby contributing to society by helping prevent the spread of the contagion. We will engage in product development and manufacturing of SDG-contributing products as we promote LCA product certification of baseline products.

Address7-1 Satsuki-cho Kanuma-shi, Tochigi 322-0014, JAPAN
Number of employees321
Commencement of operations1970
Total site area75,878 m2
Principal ProductsPolycarbonate, 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

In order to realize the society that the SDGs aim to achieve, all of our employees are pursuing occupational health and safety activities and environmental impact reduction activities. Based on our Safety Philosophy: Prioritizing Safety in Everything We Do and our three Safety Action Guidelines, we pursue an accident- and disaster-free record and progress in environmental impact reduction through persistent ongoing activities. In doing so, we aim to be a plant that is trusted by customers and the local community by working toward carbon neutrality through thorough energy conservation and planned reduction performance based on MFCA.

Address20-7 Kiyohara Kogyodanchi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 321-3231, JAPAN
Number of employees199
Commencement of operations1984
Total site area99,000 m2
Principal ProductsPaste for die bonding, liquid resins for encapsulation of semiconductors, base material for semiconductor packages
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No promblems [Water] No problems

Amagasaki Plant

Amagasaki Plant

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 improving resource efficiency, and by pursuing approaches and technologies to manufacturing that are mindful of energy conservation. 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.

Address3-47 Higashi-Tsukaguchi-cho 2-chome, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo 661-8588, JAPAN
Number of employees428
Commencement of operations1938
Total site area46,000 m2
Principal ProductsMultilayered 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)

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

In order to help realize the society that the SDGs aim to achieve, our plant engages in environmental and safety activities. Regarding environmental matters, we continue to move forward with waste reduction and energy conservation across all of our processes. In the area of safety, we are undertaking improvements in our workplace environment based on our Safety Philosophy: Prioritizing Safety in Everything We Do. Through various activities, we are aiming to be a plant that is trusted by our customers and the local community.

Address1-2 Techno Park, Nara Kogyo Danchi, Sugawa-cho, Gojo-shi, Nara, JAPAN
Number of employees45
Commencement of operations1991
Total site area20,357 m2
Principal ProductsWaterproof sheets
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No problems [Water] No problems

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. This fiscal year, we will make progress on expanding our adoption of renewable energy by installing solar energy panels.

Address40-1 Oaza-Kamizakai, Nogata-shi, Fukuoka 822-0006, JAPAN
Number of employees312
Commencement of operations1972
Total site area50,000 m2
Principal ProductsEpoxy 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.

Yamaroku Kasei Industry Co., Ltd.

While producing phenolic resin molding compounds as materials for products that meet various requirements in realizing 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. We also aim to put into practice our Safety Philosophy: "Safety is the first priority of all." as we diligently carry out health and safety activities to achieve a safe, secure workplace free of accidents.

Address19-10 Katayama-cho, Kashiwara-shi, Osaka 582-0020, JAPAN
Number of employees50
Commencement of operations1948
Total site area5,411 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic molding compounds, melamine phenolic resin molding compounds
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No relevant facilities

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd. (Head Office Plant)

In order to help realize the society that the SDGs aim to achieve, our plant engages in many different kinds of environmental impact reduction activities. Among these is our program for recycling cutting boards, now past its 20th year, and the only program of its kind in the world. Moving forward, we will continue these efforts as we proactively participate in clean-up campaigns of the local community as part of our aim of being an environmentally friendly company.

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd. (Head Office Plant)
Address300-2 Kamikawa-cho Motohara, Kodama-gun, Saitama 367-0241, JAPAN
Number of employees32
Commencement of operations1964
Total site area13,000 m2
Principal ProductsPlastic chopping boards, plastic sheets, molds made in polyethylene
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No problems

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd. (Kitsuregawa Plant)

S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd. (Kitsuregawa Plant)

Address560-1, Saotome, Sakura-shi, Tochigi, JAPAN
Number of employees11
Commencement of operations2002
Total site area3,638 m2
Principal ProductsIndustrial 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: "Safety is the first priority of all." We are considering converting to LNG and solar power in order to reduce environment impact and CO2. We contribute to society by supplying medical equipment, devices, culture equipment and PCR test kits in the field of healthcare-related and biotechnology-related products.

Address27-4 Aza-Nakajimashita, Souzen-Machi, Tsuchizakiminato, Akita-shi, Akita 011-8510, JAPAN
Number of employees218
Commencement of operations1970
Total site area255,568 m2
Principal ProductsMedical 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.

Hokkai Taiyo Plastic Co., Ltd.

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. We will continue our activities to conserve energy and reduce material loss through the use of MFCA as we promote 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.

Address2-763-7 Shinko-Chuo, Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido 061-3242, JAPAN
Number of employees28
Commencement of operations1964
Total site area13,650 m2
Principal ProductsPolyethylene pipes, polyethylene films
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No problems

[Overseas: China, Macau, and Taiwan]

Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

In 2020, we had one incident involving damage. The incident was caused when an equipment stop switch was mistakenly thrown in an attempt to shorten equipment shut-off time. We were painfully reminded that some errors can be made even by skilled operators. We subsequently analyzed the causes and established fundamental solutions. We are aiming for a goal of zero accidents in 2021, taking a hands-on approach at the site as managers and departmentheads work to stamp out on-site hazards.

Address140 Zhongxin Avenue West, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215021, P.R. CHINA
Number of employees227
Commencement of operations1997
Total site area30,000 m2
Principal ProductsEpoxy 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.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Our Company produces molded automotive components using phenolic resin molding compounds. We continue to move forward with promotion of waste reduction and energy conservation so that we can contribute to realizing the society aspired to under the SDGs, as well as a decarbonized society. We are also attending to preventing the spread of COVID-19 through production activities that prioritize safety.

AddressNo. 88 Aidu Road, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai 200131, P.R. CHINA
Number of employees142
Commencement of operations2000
Total site area8,698 m2
Principal ProductsMolded 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.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Nantong) Co., Ltd.

We produce and sell the four products of phenolic resin, phenolic resin molding materials, liquid epoxy resin, and co-extruded film sheets. We are investing in plant and equipment in order to satisfy the stringent level of environmental controls in China as well as the requirements of new safety law. We aim to raise safety and environmental sensitivity among our employees, and to be a company that earns the trust of the local community.

AddressNo81 Tongda Road, Port Industrial Park3, Economic Technological Development Area, Nantong Jiangsu, 226017, P.R CHINA
Number of employees248
Commencement of operations2009
Total site area100,000 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic 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.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

We manufacture medical devices. In October 2020, we achieved the record of zero injuries for four years equaling five million work hours. In 2020, we succeeded in reducing energy consumption by 6.3% 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 our Company 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 471
Commencement of operations 1994
Total site area 32,930 m2
Principal Products Medical products
Air and water quality conservation [Air] No problems [Water] No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite Macau Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Bakelite Macau Co., Ltd.

We produce and sell epoxy resin copper-clad laminates. We use a large boiler to handle organic solvents, and are complying with the environmental regulations of Macau, a tourist destination, to advance environmental improvement. 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.

AddressZona Ind. do Aterro Sanitario de Seac Pai Van Lote A, junto a Estrada de Seac Pai Van, Coloane, MACAU
Number of employees143
Commencement of operations2003
Total site area27,513 m2
Principal ProductsEpoxy resin copper-clad laminates
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No measurements possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic
[Water] COD, etc., temporarily exceeded standards due to breakage of storm drain pipes caused by ground subsidence, as well as decreased precipitation which reduced water quality. Conditions were improved with pipe repairs and regular cleaning.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Bakelite (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

We develop, produce and sell epoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductors, performing all three activities as one company. The products we develop, produce and sell are halogen-free and environmentally responsive. Our environmental impact reduction activities include energy conservation and reducing material loss. Regarding safety, we achieved zero accidents last fiscal year, and are operating with safety as our top priority this fiscal year in order to continue this.

AddressNo.1, Hwa Syi Road, Ta Fa Industries District, Ta Liao 831, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN, R.O.C
Number of employees127
Commencement of operations1998
Total site area22,334 m2
Principal ProductsEpoxy molding compounds for encapsulation of semiconductor devices
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities   [Water] No problems

Vaupell China (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

In line with overall goals of our Company Group, Vaupell China continuously improves EHS by reducing waste and contributing to saving the energy/environment. We conduct all kinds of EHS activities so as to remain a worldclass in EHS.

AddressNo.2 Qiao Lin Road, Ling Tou Industrial District, Qiao Tou Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, P.R. CHINA
Number of employees115
Commencement of operations2007
Total site areaLocated at Sumitomo Bakelite (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
Principal ProductsAircraft 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.

FY2020 was indeed a tough & challenging year in SNC as CCL sales continue to drop to minimum, amid of global pandemic. We were running small batch process with large facilities and regular stops & starts leading to lowest equipment effectiveness ever. Minimizing waste generation will be our priority. We are looking forward to optimize our production and put more efforts on environment impact reduction & energy conservation.

AddressPLO 38, Jalan Keluli Satu, Pasir Gudang, Industrial Estate, 81700 Pasir Gundang, Johor, MALAYSIA
Number of employees92
Commencement of operations1992
Total site area60,000 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resin copper-clad laminates, phenolic resin laminates, aluminum-based copper-clad laminates
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No ploblems [Water] No problems

Sumitomo Bakelite Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Sumitomo Bakelite Singapore Pte. Ltd.

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

Address1 Senoko South Road, Singapore 758069, SINGAPORE
Number of employees211
Commencement of operations1989
Total site area22,276 m2
Principal ProductsEpoxy 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. During fiscal 2020, we updated aging pump equipment and overhauled cooling line equipment to improve heat exchange efficiency in efforts that reduced our energy consumption by 5% from the previous year. Through reductions in equipment trouble, we succeeded in reducing waste by 13% year on year. We will continue with these energy conservation and waste reduction efforts as we perform environmentally friendly, trustworthy plant operation.

Address9 Tanjong Penjuru Crescent Singapore 608972, SINGAPORE
Number of employees57
Commencement of operations1989
Total site area18,000 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resin molding compounds
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No ploblems [Water] No problems

P.T. Indopherin Jaya

P.T. Indopherin Jaya

We develop, manufacture and sell phenolic resins. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic in fiscal 2020, our employees gave top priority to working on improvements to enable safe activity. While continuing with our measures against COVID-19 during fiscal 2021, we will work on development of products with concern for the environment, including odor reduction and the use of biomaterials as raw materials for phenolic resins as we aim to be a safe, secure plant that has the trust of customers and the local community.

AddressJL. Brantas No.1, Probolinggo, East Java, INDONESIA
Number of employees122
Commencement of operations1996
Total site area18,000 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No problems [Water] No relevant facilities

P.T. SBP Indonesia

P.T. SBP Indonesia

We manufacture and sell polycarbonate extruded resin sheets. During fiscal 2020, we completed the conversion of our large-scale manufacturing machinery motors to inverter mechanisms and of all lighting within the plant to LEDs. Regarding waste reduction, we have cut the volume of waste emitted externally by expanding our recycling of fine offcuts generated during production. This fiscal year, we will be deliberating and adopting renewable energy sources such as solar electric power generation and solar heating as we continually strive to control CO2.

AddressKawasan Industri MM2100, JL. Irian Blok NN-1-1, Kec, Cikarang Barat, Bekasi, 17520, INDONESIA
Number of employees91
Commencement of operations1996
Total site area30,000 m2
Principal ProductsPolycarbonate extruded resin sheets (for signage and construction applications)
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No problems

[Overseas: North America]

Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc. (Manchester Plant)

Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc.

The Manchester organization’s focus continues to be accident prevention, risk reduction, and continued compliance. We plan to upgrade our employee training process and we will continue our hourly employee safety incentive program to promote participation in our safety program and to reward the desired behaviors. Our key environmental improvement target for 2021 remains the reduction of landfill waste through product yield improvement activities.

Address24 Mill Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06042, USA
Number of employees57
Commencement of operations1920
Total site area14,000 m2
Principal ProductsThermoset composites
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No problems [Water] No problems

Durez Corporation (Kenton Plant)

Durez Corporation (Kenton Plant)

We will carry on our safety efforts this year with a focus on projects and process improvements to increase the reliability of operations which will reduce serious injuries and incidents by reducing non-routine tasks. Reducing or eliminating non-routine tasks will be our highest priority this year.

Address13717 U.S. Route68 South Kenton, Ohio 43326, USA
Number of employees45
Commencement of operations1955
Total site area263,100 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No problems
[Water] Continuing from the previous year, the capacity of cleaning equipment using biological processing remained unstable. We improved conditions mid-year by adding new equipment to check on the quality of water prior to emission. We also plan to further control increases in E. coli by adding a UV processing system.

Durez Corporation (Niagara Falls Plant)

Durez Corporation (Niagara Falls Plant)

Safety remains a top priority for the Niagara Falls site in 2021. This year we are placing an emphasis on job observations and safety-related procedures and practices. We are implementing a project to significantly reduce our hazardous waste generation this year, which is aligned with our goal to reduce the environmental impact on our community.

Address5000 Packard Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA
Number of employees73
Commencement of operations1930
Total site area18,960 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No problems

Durez Canada Co., Ltd.

Durez Canada Co., Ltd.

Safety continues to be a main focus for the plant. We had three recordable injuries in FY2020. Safety will be a main focus in FY2021 -- safety behaviour must improve. Waste reduction remains a challenge. We have done well in the environmental area and will continue to do so.

Address100 Dunlop Street, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 4H9, CANADA
Number of employees67
Commencement of operations1970
Total site area93,000 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resins molding compounds and Phenolic resins
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No problems
[Water] Formaldehyde exceeded state standards in rainwater waste emissions. We are currently discussing countermeasures with government environmental authorities.

Promerus LLC

Promerus LLC

The transition for Promerus continued in 2020 as we moved to our new facility in Akron OH. “Cessation of Regulated Operations” was completed with the Ohio EPA for the closure of our old site. Setup of all experimental and analytical operations was completed at our new facility without incident. The COVID-19 pandemic required us to institute best practices to ensure that no community spread occurred. Promerus celebrated our fourth year without OSHA recordable injuries or illnesses.

Address225 W. Bartges St., Akron, OH 44307, USA
Number of employees30
Commencement of operations2001
Total site area3,548 m2
Principal R&D themesFunctional polynorbornenes
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No relevant facilities

Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc.

Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc.

At our Company, we remain committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees and remaining in compliance by meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements. Without a lost time injury and are regularly reviewing safety practices and training in all our operations (Molding, Assembly, and Paint) in the spirit of continuous improvement. We recently passed an emissions audit in our paint facility and are installing LED lighting to reduce the energy consumption in our Everett facility.

Address11323 Commando Rd West, Everett, Washington, 98204, USA
Number of employees122
Commencement of operations1947
Total site area10,219 m2
Principal ProductsAircraft components
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No relevant facilities

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

Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Imc.

At our Plant, we remain committed to “safety first” throughout the facility. Our Plant has a very active safety committee and participates in the semi-annual Plant Manager Safety Meetings with Our Plant. Our Plant has had only one recordable incident between August 2018,and March 2021. At our Plant, we are always looking for ways to contribute to our community, and we contnue to re-cycle over 80% of our plastics and cardboards.

Address101 HP Almgren Dr. Agawam, Massachusetts 01001, USA
Number of employees67
Commencement of operations2005
Total site area9,290 m2
Principal ProductsMedical device parts
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 past year with the COVID-19 problems have kept us busy maintaining a safe environment for our team members. We have implemented many safety practices and control measures; cleaning common area multiple times per day, mask wearing, temperature screening of employees, etc. We have continued working with our process scrap recycler to minimize landfill of scrap parts and runners. Our intent is to allow the recycler to ‘regrind’ our scrap and resell it on the secondary market.

Address485 Florence Road Constantine, Michigan 49042, USA
Number of employees142
Commencement of operations1969
Total site area7,525 m2
Principal ProductsMedical devices 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)

At our Plant, we continue to improve and implement processes to better enhance our EHS initiatives. Some activities include the removal of all unused hazardous chemicals from the facility and obsoleting of resins and two-part resin casting supplies. At our Plant, we revamped our safety committee to fill key positions such as safety committee lead. In response to the spread of COVID-19 infections, our Plant has implemented several new processes to assure the health and safety of our Facility. A facial recognition and temperature monitoring system was installed to monitor persons entering the facility. COVID-19 Safety and Hygiene procedure was released following strict CDC guidelines for the operations of our Plant. Touchless employee cleaning and sanitizing stations were installed throughout the facility to encourage increased sanitation practices. Non-recuring permit process has been started to eliminate any injuries caused by non-routine tasks.

Address20 Executive Drive Hudson, New Hampshire 03051-4917, USA
Number of employees42
Commencement of operations1995
Total site area3,500 m2
Principal ProductsAircraft components
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No relevant facilities

Russell Plastics Technology Company, Inc.

Russell Plastics Technology Co., Inc.

At our Company, we promote “safety first” by being environmentally responsible for the community and employees by providing a safe and environmentally friendly workplace. We also proactively manage our processes to ensure no harm, or negative impact, to our employees or surrounding community. This year posed many challenges due to the spread of COVID-19 infections which, as a team, we were able to overcome and protect the health of our employees. As a result, Vaupell developed, executed, and enforced the Vaupell Covid Policy.

Address521 W. Hoffman Ave Lindenhurst, New York 11757, USA
Number of employees78
Commencement of operations1951
Total site area5,575 m2
Principal ProductsAircraft components
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No relevant facilities [Water] No relevant facilities

[Overseas: Europe]

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV

FY 2020 was fully dominated by COVID 19. The pandemic forced the organisation to adapt all procedures towards Covid-resistance. Social distancing, increased hygiene and the wear of protective materials have become a common daily practice. Only this way, safe operations could be guaranteed to supply customers with requested materials. Amongst all this, the phenol recovery unit was successfully started; this is the beginning of a broader circular program in which not only phenol will be recovered, but also waste water will be purified so it does not need to be disposed off externally but can also be reused in production. The UN SDGs are increasing their impact on business; The UN SDGs are increasing their impact on business; more and more customers are implementing this philosophy. As a consequence, the development of SDG-compliant products and the optimisation of resources (energy/ raw materials) are getting an increased attention within the company.

AddressHenry Fordlaan 80, B-3600 Genk, BELGIUM
Number of employees134
Commencement of operations1967
Total site area110,000 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic 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.

2020 has been a year of survival, where at the beginning of the year, due to the automotive crisis, a restructuring was applied to adjust the headcount, and during some months some unemployment days were applied in some departments to unify the fluctuation of the orders due to the COVID-19 crisis, which dictates to us all. Despite that there was only 1 LTA (no critical one), safety has continued being the first priority, thus we had applied some actions to reduce ergonomic risks in some lines.

AddressGran Vial, 4 Montornes del Valles (Barcelona) 08170 SPAIN
Number of employees83
Commencement of operations1949
Total site area19,856 m2
Principal ProductsPhenolic resins, friction particles, adhesives
Air and water quality conservation[Air] No problems
[Water] Due to failure of a centrifuge used in biological treatment of wastewater, boron and ammonia exceeded standards, and we improved this by repairing the equipment.

Vyncolit NV

Vyncolit NV

In FY2020 safety and housekeeping remained our top priorities. Unfortunately, we had 4 LTA cases, but a big focus was put on preventive and corrective actions concerning EHS-related issues. As part of innovation projects, a lot of energy was also put in upgrading the F-line to enable production of epoxy-based products, which was succesful. The COVID-19 pandemic, had an impact on a shifted demand during FY2020, which required a huge flexibility on production capacity.

AddressWiedauwkaai 6, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM
Number of employees135
Commencement of operations1992
Total site area22,683 m2
Principal ProductsThermoset molding compounds
Air and water quality conservation[Air] Filter damage and sudden drastic increase in production volume increased phenolic emissions. While replacing the filters, we will move ahead with preventive maintenance in the future.
[Water] No relevant facilities

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