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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) such as toluene and xylene are discharged during the product paint processes in Toyota Industries' plants.
VOCs raise health concerns since they may chemically react with ultraviolet rays and be converted into compounds that are hazardous to respiratory organs.
Toyota Industries has implemented various measures to reduce these VOC emissions.
We have implemented such measures as enhancing paint application efficiency, reducing the volume and improving the recovery rate of cleansing thinner used, and introducing deodorizing equipment in the automobile paint processes, where VOC emissions are significant.
Similar to automobiles, a large volume of VOC emissions are discharged in the industrial vehicle painting process.
We have implemented measures in the industrial vehicle painting process focusing on materials, including changes from organic solvent-based paints that have a large VOC content to powder coatings and water-soluble paints, as well as adopting a one-coat painting process.