Environment Policy
Guide for TAIYOfs Green Products
With acknowledgement that global environment protection is one of the most pressing challenges facing human beings, TAIYO aim to global environmental preservation and social contribution through all the green business activities, products and services we provide.


TAIYOfs Green Products Efforts

The global environmental protection and the regulation for the use of chemical materials that adverse affect on human body have been in growing demand in recent years. As you may know RoHS directive was officially proclaimed within EU (European Union) member states in February 2003 and enforced in July 2006 as domestic laws, with the aim to abolish or reduce the use of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chrome and bromic fire retardants such as PBB and PBDE in electrical and electronic equipment. Therefore, after the date of enforcement, it will not be allowed to export all the electrical and electronic equipment that contain the materials mentioned above in European countries. In order to supply green products and meet the new regulation, TAIYO is going to make all the products comply with RoHS directive based on our own environment policy and preparing itself for the changes.


RoHS Directive for Restricting 6 Specific Substances

Substance Application
Lead and its compound (Pb) Paints, solder, copper alloy, etc. contained metal alloy bearing material, polymer-based material etc.
Mercury and its compound (Hg) Paints, ink, etc.
Cadmium and its compound (Cd) Paints, pigment, contra stimulant, surface treatment, etc.
Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) Rust proofing, plating, paints, ink, etc.
Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB's) Fire retardant of resin, rubber, printed circuit board, etc.
Polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE's) Fire retardant of resin, rubber, printed circuit board, etc.


RoHS-Compliant Product Supply Plan

In order to meet RoHS enforcement in July 2006, environmentally harmful components will be gradually replaced by RoHS-compliant components on a part-by-part basis. Where possible, we understand that it is best if we could ask our customers approval before changing components part. We highly appreciate your understanding and co-operation for the change.
Please contact your TAIYO representative for more details.

RoHS-Compliant Product

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinder

No Parts Name Environmental harmful substance Changes
1 Piston Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
2 Bushing Lead exceeding material standard Change to Lead-free material.
3 Tie Rod Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
4 Tie Rod Nut Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
5 Lock Nut Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
6 Switch etc. Lead contained in solder. Change to Lead-free solder.
- Mounting Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
   

Solenoid Valve

No Parts Name Environmental harmful substance Changes
1 Body Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
2 Spool Lead exceeding material standard Change to Lead-free material.
3 Print circuit Board Lead contained in solder. Change to Lead-free solder.
4 Manifold Lead exceeding material standard Change to Lead-free material.
- Set screws Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
   

FRL Combination

No Parts Name Environmental harmful substance Changes
1 Joining Bracket Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
2 Pressure Gauge Lead contained in solder of bourdon tube. Change to Lead-free solder.
3 Adjusting spring Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.
4 Diaphragm holder Hexavalent chromium contained in surface treatment. Change to Hexavalent chromium-free surface treatment.

Identification of Green Products

[E] Is added to serial number on product label.
Note) Example shown below is a standard part number. It is different depending on product.

Sample of Label

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