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30 Aug. 2010

Muratec Deploys New Chemical Substances Management System
- Enhances green procurement initiatives while ensuring compliance with chemical substances regulations -

Murata Machinery, Ltd. (hereinafter called “Muratec” / Kyoto, Japan / President: Daisuke Murata) Communication Equipment Division deployed the new chemical substances management system to enhance green procurement initiatives while ensuring compliance with chemical substances regulations. In 2005, Muratec Communication Equipment Division was among the first to build a chemical substances management system that is compliant with the EU's Restrictions on Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and deploys a database system that links with its components list. Muratec deployed the new chemical substances management system to comply with EU's chemical substances legislation, REACH regulations.


The new system handles data for chemical substances to be assessed under Muratec Communication Equipment Division's green procurement guidelines, as well as data for Substances of Very High Concern as designated under REACH regulations. The new system enables integrated data management for more than 2,000 components in a single product. It also allows users to retrieve and view products and components using a variety of parameters, including materials and chemical substances, and list them. As the system enables regulated substances to be added, referenced, and registered, these substances can be used as a basis for quickly specifying and surveying materials and components that employ problematic substances. Furthermore, the system can survey materials and components procured from business partners on a per-company basis, making the surveying process quicker and efficient, thereby reducing the workload involved.


Muratec Communication Equipment Division improves the speed, efficiency, and quality of Muratec’s process for managing chemical substances, in addition to enabling efficient transmission and sharing of environmental information with business associates. Muratec plans to continue supporting customers with the new system in managing chemical substances, a process that has become increasingly complex due to the need to comply with REACH regulations and green procurement.