With an eye to the effective utilization of recyclable resources, Lion utilizes vegetable-based ingredients, including palm and coconut oils, to produce fat and oil products. This product line includes: the PASTELL M series, fatty acid methyl esters boasting more than 99% purity; LEOFAT series, nonionic surfactants manufactured using methyl ester direct-EO addition; and HIALPHA palm oil carotene.
We developed SUNWASH series of detergents for industrial use by giving due consideration to VOC reduction and global warming prevention. These chlorofluorocarbon and organic solvent-free aqueous detergents are widely used in industrial fields involving automotive and other metal components, liquid crystal panels, various glass substrates and such precision components as hard disk substrates. The LEOSOLB U series of environment-friendly detergents are for urethane and contain no chlorofluorocarbon or halogen-based solvents.
Lion’s proprietary electro conductive carbon black KETJENBLACK, which is widely used in such fields as the automotive industry for exterior material and battery applications, helps curb car exhaust as well as VOCs and thus contributes to reduction of environmental burden. LEOPOUND, an electro conductive compound which can substitute for metal materials, brings environmental benefits thanks to its superior moldability, recyclability and weight-saving property.
LION SOFTER EQ is a readily biodegradable basic material for fabric softeners made from vegetable-based ingredients with ester-type quaternary ammonium structure. Such ingredients— fatty acid methyl ester obtained through a highly fractional distillation process—are produced under strict control of alkyl chain distribution by a Lion-affiliated company. LION SOFTER EQ boasts minimal fragrance and is highly stable in color and product performance thanks to a formulation that eliminates most of the linoleic (C18F2) and short alkyl chain (C14 or below) ingredients.
From its early years, Japan’s industrial sector has been excellent at wastepaper recycling. In fact, more than 62% of wastepaper in the country is being recycled at present. Furthermore, the Japan Paper Association is promoting the utilization of recycled paper, aiming to achieve a 64% recycling rate by 2015.
The De-inking process for paper recycling is often compared to doing laundry. Just like a detergent is essential in doing the laundry, a de-inking agent is indispensable in the paper recycling process. Lion’s de-inking agents LIPTOL series removes ink from paper, just as Lion detergents wash the dirt from cloth.
Photocatalysts composed chiefly of porous silicate salt have drawn interest as being environment-friendly because they display antibacterial and deodorizing effectiveness when exposed to light. However, applications have until now been limited to inorganic substances as they break down organic substances. Utilizing our composite compound technology, we have solved this problem and thus developed the LIONITE PC series suited for clothing, curtains and other fiber-related applications.