Taiwan firms focus on eco-friendly products

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    From left ) Vivian Tsai, Marketing and Sales Advisor, Jiun Yo Co., Ltd.; Henry Liang, Vice Chairman, Taiwan Lung Meng Advanced Composite Materials Co., Ltd.; Mark Wu, Director of Strategic Marketing Department, TAITRA; Ping-Che Chiu, General Manager ,Kai Suh Suh Enterprise Co., Ltd.; and Chloe Shao, Special Assistant, Ju Tian Cleantech Co., Ltd.

    Taiwan has a strong concern on how humans treat the environment, which explains why it champions the design and development of eco-friendly products that will not harm the earth.

    Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) recently featured four award-winning Taiwan Excellence brands to present eco-friendly products they have developed in recent years as well as their concepts and plans for future developments.

    Established in 1969, Kai Suh Suh (KSS) is the world’s third-largest multinational company specializing in manufacturing wiring equipment. Its products are sold in 126 countries and it has more than 40,000 clients, putting it in a leading position globally.

    With the research and development goal of “environmental protection, plastic reduction, and functional upgrading,” KSS breaks through the existing “hook-and-loop fasteners” used in zip ties and innovatively combines zip ties and hooks that can rotate 360 degrees, surpassing the structure and applications of traditional zip ties.

    JiunYo has been manufacturing paper containers for 22 years and has developed stable and high-quality products using natural and eco-friendly materials.

    Its “100 percent biodegradable paper containers” have received biodegradable certifications from the US BPI (Bank Policy Institute) and the EU’s DIN CERTCO, the certification body for the issuance of DIN marks from the DIN or German Institute for Standardization.

    Ju-Tian set out from the concept of the circular economy and agricultural waste utilization. Since 2007, the company has been committed to researching environment-friendly and biodegradable materials, while keeping top of mind the concept of sustainable use of resources and assisting enterprises in achieving zero industrial waste.

    To realize a reduced plastics lifestyle, in 2017, Ju-Tian launched the first “bagasse straw” made from renewable materials as the starting point of reusing agricultural waste and continued to develop a number of renewable plant waste fibers.

    Since 1990, Lung Meng has invested a lot of time, effort and resources in its environmental goals and has experienced countless setbacks. However, after more than ten years, it successfully developed the technology to produce “Lung Meng Eco-friendly Paper

    Composite Materials,” which has similar functions to wood pulp paper, using a large amount of inorganic mineral powder (stone powder) and a small amount of resin. It has already obtained invention patents in more than 40 countries worldwide.

    Taiwan Excellence is an award established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1993.

    Every year, through a rigorous selection process based on the four major professional criteria of R&D, design, quality, and marketing it carefully selects products with innovative value.