Environmental Effort

We have been quick to address global environmental issues by, for example, pursuing the effective use of valuable wood resources.
We manufacture medium-density fiberboard (MDF), which is an ecological material produced by fibrillating, heating and compressing waste wood, as a way to recycle resources left unused. Noda Fujikawa factory, as well as in Ishinomaki plywood Manufacturing of consolidated subsidiary, has been manufacturing the "domestic softwood plywood" using renewable planted trees such as japanees cypress, cedar and pine.

These ecological MDF products and plywood made from domestic coniferous trees are supplied to customers as material and are also being actively used as raw materials in the flooring, fittings and other building products manufactured and sold by Noda. Furthermore, PT Sura Indah Wood Industries, an Indonesian subsidiary, is producing solid wood- based building materials (Sura Indah SP-series MS-type Natural paint and Domestic Timber Oigawa Cedar-series) using only planted trees on a renewable basis. In March 2010, Noda received FSC® and PEFC-CoC forest certificates simultaneously for building materials (flooring), plywood, fiberboard and laminated wood. So that our group aims to creating recyclable resources and promote environmental preservation and CO2 emission reduction.

We will continue to pursue the harmony of humans with the environment in our corporate activities and steadily commit to resolving environmental issues.

Circulation of Wood Resources

We produce the ecological material, medium-density fiberboard (MDF).

Our material products range from state-of-the-art equipment to MDF wood material produced in-house.
The MDF effectively uses waste wood as valuable wood resources and meet the needs of the new era.

First in Japan Noda got PEFC-CoC certification by management system of recycling MDF

We use planted trees.

All the materials used in the Sura Indah SP-series MS-type Natural paint and Domestic Timber Oigawa Cedar-series are derived from planted trees for the sake of preserving forest resources.
Given that high-quality lumber resources are diminishing rapidly, we use planted trees on a renewable basis for future development and maintenance of the lumber industry.

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    Sura Indah SP series MS type Natural paint

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    Domestic Timber Oigawa Cedar-series

We use domestic lumber.

We proactively use trees grown in Japan for the flooring and fittings produced by Noda and the plywood produced by Noda’s subsidiary Ishinomaki Plywood Manufacturing. We commit to creating recyclable resources and contribute to preserving the environment, reducing CO2 emissions and conserving resources.

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    Rustic Face Rich ・J Base

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    Domestic coniferous plywood

We assure quality and consider the environment thoroughly.

We supply products that satisfy customers in terms of ecology, safety and quality. Our commitment to products is based on the consistent assurance of quality.
We have therefore obtained ISO9001 quality management system certificates at the Building Material Production Headquarter and the Fiberboard Division.
We have also received ISO14001 Environmental Management System certificates at the Fujikawa and Shimizu Establishments with our commitment to recycling, waste management, energy saving, etc.

Quality Management System : ISO9001

Mark:ISO 9001

Building Materials Production Headquarter Manufacturing processed woody building materials, exterior substrate materials, home furnishings and fixtures.

Mark:ISO 9001

Fiberboard Division
Developing, designing, manufacturing and marketing fiberboard

Environmental Management System : ISO14001

Mark:ISO 14001

Fujikawa Establishment
Manufacturing housing materials, processed woody building materials, inorganic building materials.

Mark:ISO 14001

Shimizu Establishment
Manufacturing fiberboard, processed woody building materials, home furnishings and fixtures.

For a healthy and happy life (reducing VOCs)

We are committed to developing health-conscious products that help create secure, safe and clean indoor environments to promote healthy and happy lives. Although we have been meeting the indoor concentration guideline values for 13 specified materials set forth in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare guidelines in reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are chemical substances hazardous to humans and cause indoor air pollution, we are promoting further VOC reduction through material selection and production process management. Further, with regards to the standard VOC Emission Rates from Construction Materials* for four VOCs (toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene, styrene) set forth by the Study Group on the Standardization of VOC Emission Rates from Construction Materials, which consists of academic experts and industry insiders with the Japan Testing Center for Construction Materials being the executive office, in April 2008, we are indicating results for all the interior finishing materials based on a voluntary indication system for the relevant compliance criteria.

* Standard values set forth to keep the indoor concentrations of relevant VOCs at equal to or less than the indoor concentration guide values set forth by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare under the normal state of usage.

We obviously care about indoor air quality (Sick House Syndrome).

Formaldehyde is one of the VOCs causing "Sick House Syndrome", whose symptoms include dizziness, headaches, eczema, sore throats and respiratory illness. The Building Standards Act restricts the use of building materials that emit formaldehyde in terms of area. Noda has been addressing the issue of sick house syndrome actively and has been quick to adopt, as a standard, F☆☆☆☆(F Four Stars)products, whose use is not restricted, in all the interior finishing materials to address the issue of formaldehyde.
The emission levels are graded according to approval by the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) or the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and are indicated by the number of starts. F☆☆☆☆ is the lowest emission level category, and the corresponding products can be used without being subject to the Building Standards Act.
You can look up the formaldehyde emission grade of each product based on the housing performance indication system at the "Download various data" website. If you have any questions, please contact our customer support units.