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Environmental Friendliness and Waste Disposal
Environmental Impact
1 YUPO® and ALPHAYUPO® do not use toxic substances or environmentally-harmful substances, such as heavy metals, asbestos, CFCs, halons, PCBs, PCTs, PBBs, phenols, formaldehyde, bromine flame retardants or plasticizers (phthalates), in the manufacturing process. In addition, the following substances, which are prohibited for manufacturing and import by Japanese law, are not used.
Chemical Substances Control Law (Class 1 Specified Chemicals), Occupational Health and Safety Law (Substances Prohibited for Manufacturing), and Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (Specified Toxins).
2 The above toxic substances and environmentally damaging substances are not used For YUPO® manufacturing grade products, except for a portion of products.
Disposal of YUPO®
Burning YUPO®
Since the polypropylene material is made up of carbon and hydrogen, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H20) are generated when burned with sufficient air. Chlorine-based gases and nitrogen oxide, etc., are not generated. In addition, YUPO® scraps can be recycled.

Calories from combustion
The calories generated when burning YUPO® are shown below in comparison to coal, heavy oil and polyethylene.
YUPO®
Approximately 7,200 kcal/kg
Coal
8,000-8,500 kcal/kg
Heavy oil
9,600 kcal/kg
Polyethylene
11,000 kcal/kg
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