Today, companies are making efforts to become carbon neutral throughout the value chain to realize a sustainable society, resulting in demand for high-value-added products and services that are made using 100% renewable energy.
Asahi Kasei’s production facility for Dinamica microfiber at its nonwovens plant in Nobeoka/Japan, has acquired the first Certificate of Renewable Energy Use, utilizing the Powered by RE system from Hitachi, which visualizes the usage of renewable energy. The certification, acquired on March 8, 2023, ensures that the production facility for Dinamica is powered by 100% renewable energy.
Dinamica is a microfiber resembling suede with a 3-layer structure produced with Asahi Kasei’s proprietary manufacturing process. The material consists of face, inner scrim, and backing, with the microfiber layers intertwined with each other in 3 dimensions. The inner scrim layer improves dimensional stability and strength. Being immersed in a water-based polyurethane gives the material a rich elastic texture. It is widely used in various applications such as automotive interiors, furniture, IT accessories, clothing, and industrial materials. Asahi Kasei Corp., Tokyo, has proactively reduced the CO2
emissions from the manufacture of Dinamica as part of its effort to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Hitachi developed Powered by RE in 2021 as a system to visualize how much renewable energy is used at individual facilities and services, with the aim of realizing a decarbonized society.
The Certificate of Renewable Energy Use issued by the Powered by RE Certification Committee ensures that electricity used by individual production lines, facilities, and services is 100% derived from renewable energy. The certification acquired for Dinamica has been based on data from the energy management system of its production facility at the nonwovens plant, verifying that 100% of the power used is derived from renewable energy.
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