Green Nano is a unique Japanese technology that significantly reduces CO₂ emissions during combustion by adding only a small amount to ordinary plastics.
not a product or a material.
Just add a small amount of functional masterbatch (Green Nano) to your usual materials as a raw material, it will greatly reduce the amount of CO₂ generated when plastic products are incinerated. This is a next-generation eco-technology developed in Japan.
with usual facilities.
Unlike plant-derived plastics, which are inferior in transparency and strength, only a small amount of functional masterbatch (Green Nano) is added, so the performance of ordinary plastic products is largely maintained.
The design, materials, and production facilities can be used without any modification, and there is almost no impact on labor or initial cost.
Since only a small amount is added, it is said to produce "eco-friendly" plastic products at a low cost among the many environmentally-friendly plastics.
●Others (Solvent dispersion system)
●Molded products : hooks, hangers, cups, spoons, forks, plastic bottles, tanks, spray bottles, etc.
●Film products : packages, plastic bags, garbage bags, packaging materials, plastic umbrellas, etc.
●Nonwoven fabric products : eco bags, face covers, masks, etc.
●Sticker products : price tag stickers, size stickers, etc.
Functional masterbatches(Green Nano) for uniform dispersion of carbonization accelerators.
Functional masterbatches (Green Nano) contain additives (carbonization accelerators) that reduce CO₂. The masterbatch is set so that the carbonization accelerator is appropriately dispersed and arranged in the molded plastic.
The moderate dispersion of the carbonization accelerator in the molded plastic allows a more effective chemical reaction to take place, resulting in an eco-plastic with a sufficient CO₂ reduction effect even with only a small amount added.
Moderately dispersed and arranged carbonization accelerators
Principles of CO₂ reduction
- The carbonization accelerator acts as a catalyst for dehydrogenation, promoting the carbonization reaction that occurs when combustible gases are generated.
- Carbides are produced in greater quantities than usual.
- As carbon is trapped in the residue (ash), the amount of CO₂ released into the atmosphere is reduced.
Introduction of combustion experiment methods
The CO₂ gas concentration emitted by direct combustion in a heating device that resembles an incinerator is measured in real time to determine the difference in CO₂ generation.
■ Specimen size (per measurement)
Size : 2 to 5 cm square Weight : ~1g approx.
■ Measurement time : Time from start of
measurement until CO2 reaches 0%.
※However, in stoker furnaces, which account for nearly 80% of waste incineration facilities in Japan, chemical reactions due to pyrolysis have already occurred in the drying and preheating section (approx. 200°C to 500°C) of the stoker furnaces, and 400°C is set as the typical heating temperature at which resin-based materials react violently in combustion tests.
Reference example of combustion measurement results
■ Combustion measurement results of PE film for garbage bags. Aitoz Machinery Corporation Measurement
■ Combustion measurement results for cosmetic PP bottles. Aitoz Machinery Corporation Measurement
※CO₂ GAS amount is converted as per the unit weight of the test piece. ※Average occurrence (n5 average: maximum and minimum values are excluded)
※The above data is for reference only. The same base material does not necessarily produce the above figures. Reduction rates vary depending on product composition and blending ratio.
The answer to the problem of microplastics lies in
"burnable eco-friendly trash".
The essence of the microplastic problem lies in the dumping plastic garbage into the ocean.
If properly incinerated, this problem can be prevented, but on the other hand, it is unavoidable that CO₂ is emitted into the atmosphere during incineration.
Green Nano tackles several global warming issues as well as the microplastic problem which is with concerned "reducing environmental burden and providing appropriate incineration" and is attracting attention as a key solution to a new greener society.