Recently, environmental risks have been recognized and causing increasing concern across the world, including those related to climate change, resource depletion, waste treatment, and growing demand for water resources. In order to reduce these risks and create a sustainable society, it is necessary to deal with the environmental impact of daily-use products. Accordingly, companies are required to develop products and technologies that contribute to environmental protection in consideration of the entire life cycles of their products, from the procurement of raw materials to the products’ manufacture, transportation, use, and disposal. Companies also need to make better use of renewable energy, thereby contributing to the solution of environmental issues, such as climate change and resource depletion.
In order to contribute to the reduction of environmental impact, the NOK Group is fostering the development of products that contribute to the development of next-generation eco-friendly technologies, giving consideration to the entire life cycles of its products, including the procurement of materials, manufacture, transportation, use, and disposal.
Environmental Contribution by NOK Products
All NOK products support our customersʼ products, thereby contributing to the environment behind the scenes.
The functions of NOK products, backed by technology, range broadly from sealing, liquid control, and vibration and sound isolation to low friction, membrane separation and others. These NOK products are incorporated in customersʼ products and, within their various final products, demonstrate their functions for protecting the environment, such as “avoid generating or leaking,” “convey efficiently,” “reduce loads,” and “lengthen product lives.” NOK is determined to offer products that support the realization of a sustainable society and further push forward with the development of new technologies.
◆Avoid generating or leaking what adversely affects the environment
Oil seals, O-rings, packings, electromagnetic shield rubber (EM guard), mechanical seals, metallic bellows, and others
◆Convey energy efficiently
Le-μ’s technology, iron rubber products, accumulators, solenoids, actuators, and heat-conductive rubbers
◆Reduce loads on products and the environment
Vibration and sound isolators, special lubricants, coating products, membrane modules for wastewater treatment, and separation membrane modules
◆Lengthen product lives
Le-μ’s technology, special lubricant grease, and special coating