Environmental Policy

Ulvac Cryogenics has established its Environmental Policy as follows with the objectives to contribute to the society, protect the environment, and leave the earth where the future generations can lead pleasant and productive lives, through the operations that are friendly to both environment and people.

1. Environmental Conservation
We maintain compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, reduce contamination and the burden to the environment throughout our operations.
We place special importance to live in good harmony with the neighboring regions through conserving environment.
2. Reduce Environmental Burden of Our Products
We are committed to reduce the environmental burden of our products by estimating and evaluating the impact throughout the process from development to disposal.
3. Green Procurement
We choose products that are free from hazardous substances, energy-saving, long life, recyclable or recycled goods such as recycled paper. *1

4. Development of Product Technology
We work on the development of products with smaller environmental burden such as the ones with less energy consumption, or recyclable parts.

*1:ULVAC Group has set Green Procurement Standards to promote procurement of environment-friendly materials. For more information, visit the web site of ULVAC, Inc Green Procurement page.
ULVAC, Inc, Green Procurement

The scope that our environmental policy is applied is as follows

[Business Base]
Head Office and Factory
1222-1 yabata,Chigasaki,Kanagawa,253-0085,Japan
Osaka Branch Office
Uemura Nissay Bldg.3-3-31 Miyahara,Yodogawa-Ku,Osaka,532-0003,Japan
Kyoto Cryogenic Technology R&D Center/Kyoto Factory
Design, development, production, sales, installation and servicing of cryopumps, Low-temperature equipments, and their relevant parts and apparatuses

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

We provide SDS so that our customers can handle our cryopumps that include designated chemical substances safely and properly.
Please contact the webmaster about the detail of SDS.

About SDS
SDS is the data sheet that shows the name or risk information of designated chemicals, their precautions on handling, or the impact on the environment.

RoHS Compliance

We aim to entirely abolish the use of hazardous substances from the perspectives of protecting environment and human health.
To be more specific, from January 2006, we have been voluntarily working to abolish 6 hazardous substances, i.e., lead, mercury, cadmium hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE and phase to comply with RoHS direction.
Especially, lead had been used for regenerator material of cryocoolers, but in 2006, we have developed new lead-free technology and deployed to our products except for some models. For highly customized products, we plan to turn them more eco-friendly based on the requirements from the customers. We ask you to consider using our products as part of your effort to protect environment.
EU RoHS Directive specifies the electrical and electronic equipment as the target, and our products are not within the scope of RoHS Directives. Therefore, this information is not to guarantee the compliance with RoHS or other laws and regulations based on RoHS. In addition, there may be the case that the product loses its compliance when it is necessary to change the information due to our suppliers’ reasons.
Ulvac Cryogenics will work with our suppliers to abolish the use of hazardous substances and promote the development of environment-friendly products.

Note: RoHS Directive
RoHS is the acronym of “Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. RoHS is originated in the European Union and restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB (Polybrominated Biphenyls), and PBDE (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) in electrical and electronic equipments in the EU market from July 1, 2006.