Nippon Shokubai Teams with LiveDo and Total Care System to Spread Used Disposable Diaper-recycling Systems
OSAKA and FUKUOKA, Japan, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —
– New Recycling Technology Developed for Superabsorbent Polymers –
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Nippon Shokubai”), LiveDo Corporation (hereinafter “LiveDo”), both headquartered in Osaka, Japan, and Total Care System Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Total Care System”) headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan, are jointly developing a variety of technologies to promote the spread of systems that recycle disposable diapers, the use of which continues to increase. The three companies have recently developed a new technology for recycling superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) in used diapers. The technology can be applied to a wide variety of SAPs distributed worldwide.
On March 31, 2020, the Ministry of the Environment released the Guidelines for Recycling Used Disposable Diapers. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is also aiming to establish a guideline for the acceptance of used disposable diapers into the sewage system based on the New Sewerage Vision Acceleration Strategy. Recycling of used …