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Environmental Sustainability

YKK Restricted Substance List

In recent years, the impact of chemicals used in the supply chain on human health and the environment is gaining greater attention. YKK is working to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the manufacturing process and has created "YKK RSL," which is referenced from OEKO-TEX and the Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC). By 2020, YKK aims to eliminate the following major substances.

NO. Chemical Group Utilization
1 Surfactant Detergent agent,
Degreasing agent
2 Halogenated Solvents Paint remover,
Cleaning agent
3 Organic Tin Compound Paint, Resin
4 PFC's, Perfluorinated Compounds Water repellent agent
5 Phthalates DPaint, Resin
6 Heavy Metals Paint, Metal, Resin
7 Other banned dyestuffs Coloring agent
8 PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) Paint
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