Eco-Products Plus Certified Environmentally-Friendly Products—Designed to Reduce Global Environmental Impact—

Shimadzu offers Eco-Products Plus products that are certified to provide especially high environmental performance.

Eco-Products Plus products are certified environmentally-friendly products only available from Shimadzu.
Certification criteria: Eco-Products Plus products must satisfy the following criteria compared to Shimadzu’s previous model.

  • 1. At least 25% lower energy consumption
  • 2.At least 25% smaller size (in terms of weight, volume, or footprint)
  • 3. At least 25% less use of consumables

Contributing to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Fields Where Eco-Products Plus Products Are Offered

Number of Certified Eco-Products Plus Models Versus Reduction in CO2 Emissions

Thus far, over 80 types of energy and resource-saving Eco-Products Plus products have been offered since 2010. In 2017, Eco-Products Plus products helped reduce global warming by reducing CO2 emissions at the customer-use stage by 33,820 tons.

Shimadzu offers solutions to customers in a wide variety of fields, such as pharmaceuticals, medical care, foods, and chemicals, by constantly developing and manufacturing products that reduce environmental impact.

Pharmaceutical Supporting analysis, evaluation, and quality control during the pharmaceutical development process

i-Series Integrated High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph Systems

Nexera-i and Prominence-i

These integrated high-performance liquid chromatograph systems provide completely new operating environments that help achieve computer-free laboratories where instruments can be controlled via a smartphone or other device.
Due to improved automatic shutdown functionality, the systems consume over 95% less power than Shimadzu’s previous model during the standby mode. Power consumption is also dramatically reduced by reducing the time and increasing the speed per analysis cycle to between 1/10 and 1/20 of the previous level.
Consequently, they achieve 25% higher product energy efficiency performance.

Analytical Balance

AP Series

Response time for measuring trace quantities as low as 1 mg is reduced to about 2 seconds. That significantly increases the efficiency of sample weighing operations. Furthermore, features such as an organic light emitting diode display are included to ensure solid support for routine weighing operations.

Foods Providing support for analyzing components in raw materials, evaluating safety, and developing functionally-enhanced foods

Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer

GCMS-TQ8050

This gas chromatograph mass spectrometer offers the world’s highest sensitivity, making it ideal for situations that require ultra trace analysis.
The ecology mode can be activated automatically when a continuous analysis ends, which means it can be used to automatically save power after analyses that finish at night. Consequently, it achieves 26 % higher energy efficiency than Shimadzu’s previous model.

Environmental Contributing to environmental protection by analyzing air, water, soil, and emissions

Online Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Analyzer

TNP-4200

This analyzer is used at manufacturing plants, wastewater processing plants, and a wide variety of other business operations to ensure river and other water quality standards by measuring the total nitrogen and total phosphorus content in effluent waters.
The system helps improve maintenance efficiency and reduce running costs, due to excellent performance that reduces reagent consumption and minimizes liquid waste, the sample pretreatment unit with a built-in automatic rinsing function, and touch panel operability.
The liquid waste volume is reduced by 30 %, compared to Shimadzu’s previous model, by changing the measurement and rinsing sequence. That reduces the liquid waste disposal frequency and costs.

ICP Mass Spectrometer

ICPMS-2030

This system is used for R&D, quality control, and various other applications in environmental fields, such as measuring hazardous elements contained in public drinking water. Using Shimadzu’s own mini-torch plasma system reduces argon gas consumption 33 % lower than Shimadzu’s previous model. Consequently, one 7 m3 gas cylinder of argon gas can be used for about ten hours of continuous operation, which also reduces running costs.

Semiconductor/Electronics Providing support for manufacturing and quality control of semiconductors, flat panel displays, electronic parts, and so on

Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers

EDX-7000/8000

These elemental analysis systems can be used for a wide range of applications, from compliance with environmental regulations, such as the RoHS/ELV directives, to sophisticated needs for general materials analysis in research applications. Due to the superior operability, it can be used by anyone from novices to laboratory experts involved in sophisticated analysis.
It achieves energy savings, consuming 44 % less power per analysis than Shimadzu’s previous model.
Furthermore, it is smaller and lighter and no longer requires liquid nitrogen during analysis. Consequently, it achieves a 55 % reduction in CO2 emissions over its entire product life cycle.

Turbomolecular Pump

TMP-B300

Turbomolecular pumps are ultra-high vacuum pumps used in a wide range of fields, such as semiconductor and flat panel display panel production processes or for general industrial applications.
Weight is reduced by 72%, volume by 73%, and installation footprint by 79 %, compared to Shimadzu’s previous model.

Transport Evaluating the safety and comfort of automobiles, aircraft, and other transport equipment

Electric Motor Driven Actuator

NJ-SERVO

This vibration testing device is actuated by an electric motor drive system to enable high precision endurance testing and reduce power consumption by 78 %. It supports a wide range of automotive, aircraft, and other transport equipment testing, such as endurance testing of the main unit or individual parts.

Medical Care Supporting both diagnosis and procedure at medical institutions

Angiography System

Trinias Series unity edition

This angiography system is essential for interventional procedures in the brain or heart. This system is not only new and easy to use, it is also equipped with tools and functionality for meeting the needs of patients and medical personnel who are demanding even less invasive catheterization procedures as advancements in procedures occur daily.
Compared to Shimadzu’s previous model, it requires a 32 % smaller installation space in the machine room, which helps maximize utility of the limited space available in operating rooms.

Dedicated Breast PET System

Elmammo Avant Class

This breast examination system can examine patients quickly by simply having patients lie face down on the bed and lowering a breast into the detector hole.
Mammography using X-rays involves pain from compressing the breast during examinations, but this system can examine patients while they are in a relaxed state without any pain.
It also achieves energy savings of 30 % versus Shimadzu’s previous model.

Chemical/Materials Supporting development and quality control of petrochemical products and new materials

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer

IRSpirit

This system offers both high expandability and a compact design that can be installed in a space equivalent to an A3 size sheet of paper. Equipped standard with specialized programs that can be executed by simply selecting the purpose of analysis, technique, and so on, to save labor during analytical processes.
In addition to having an 80 % smaller volume than Shimadzu’s previous model, it is also 76 % lighter, has a 70 % smaller installation footprint, and consumes 62 % less power.

UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

UV-2600

Reducing the size of the optics achieved a significantly smaller installation footprint, weight, and volume. Therefore, it offers excellent cost-effectiveness and supports a wide variety of customer analytical processes.