DAIKEN

Glossary

A brief introduction to terms related to our business, products and management policies.

B

BIOTASK
Our unique name for the antiviral function
Building materials business
One of our business segments whose main products are flooring, doors,Cabinet and Sound products used in buildings such as houses, public spaces and commercial facilities.

D

Dai-Lite
An inorganic material molded into a board using an unused resource, Shirasu (volcanic ash), and slag wool.The main product of our Industrial materials business.
Dai-Lotone
Mineral fiberboard molded into a board using slag wool as a byproduct of steel production.The main product of our Industrial materials business.
Degree of penetration of the group corporate philosophy
Our own indices in which employees’ understanding, sharing, and practice of the group corporate philosophy were indexed as compared to fiscal 2018
DW fiber
DW fiber is a soil improvement additive with the point of view to utilize timber without being wasted and made of timber offcuts that are generated in manufacturing LVL by Orochi Co., Ltd., using wood that the Nichinan Forestry Cooperative hewed out and fibrillated and to which fulvic acid with plant growth-promoting effects is added.

E

Engineering Business
One of our business segments whose major projects are interior construction for public spaces and commercial facilities, including schools, event venues, office buildings, and apartment buildings, to create spaces that optimize the performance of industrial and building materials.

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GLOW EARTH
GLOW EARTH is a wood medium culture that can create an optimal cultural environment by making factor substances that inhibit the growth of plants harmless.
Group Corporate Philosophy
Daiken Group’s Goal.To have a concept in common with all of the Group’ s employees and adjust the direction to move forward, the Daiken Group has established the group corporate philosophy, which consists of the three elements of the Company mission [Our Mission], Company vision [Our Vision], and Company values [Our Values]. While globalization and diversification of human resources progress, in order to realize the further growth as a company, it is important that all employees share the common mission, company vision, and values that we consider important and align the direction to go. So, our group aimed for the enhancement of management based on the sustainable improvement of corporate value and philosophy, evolved the past management philosophy in April 2017, and established the Group Corporate Philosophy.

I

I-Joist
I-Joist: A structural material, which is a composite material of Oriented Strand Board (OSB): A structural wooden board made by laying a thin rectangular wood piece cut from raw wood upon another in a way that the surface layer and core layer cross at right angles in the fiber direction and compressed at high temperature, LVL, and lumber. Its structure is that square logs are combined on the both edges of an OSB reinforcing board and PACIFIC WOODTECH CORPORATION uses LVL that they manufacture as square logs. By making it a composite member, it will have higher strength and accuracy than solid wood with the same dimensions. It is lightweight, offers excellent workability, and is used as the structural material mainly for floor framing and roof framing.
Industrial materials business
One of our business segments that makes effective use of wood and mineral resources from a sustainable perspective. Our main products that make effective use of wood resources are MDF, insulation boards, tatami facing, LVL, and veneer. In addition, Dai-Lite and Dai-Lotone are the main products that make effective use of mineral resources.
Insulation board
Wooden fiberboard using construction demolition timber for main raw material and molded into a board.The main product of our Industrial materials business.

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Long-Term Vision GP25
A management policy that depicts what we want to be in 2025, which marks the 80th anniversary of the 70th anniversary of 2015. Positioning of milestones with respect to the Group Corporate Philosophy. "GP" is an abbreviation for Grow / Glow plan. Means two meanings: Grow and Glow. Even though the new housing market in Japan is shrinking, we are aiming for a corporate image that continues to grow and glow by aggressively expanding into the non-residential field and overseas markets.
LVL
A fabricated wood product manufactured by laminating veneers all parallelized in the fiber direction and gluing them together. This is used for posts and beams of a house, frame materials for furniture, staircase set, door frames, and door cores.
MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard)
Wooden fiberboard using residual wood offcuts for main raw material and molded into a board.The main product of our Industrial materials business.

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Medium-Term ESG Plan
A management plan for ESG linked to the medium-term management plan GP25 2nd Stage.In formulating the medium-term management plan GP25 2nd Stage, we determined the ESG domains and themes that are considered particularly important in achieving management strategies through deliberations in various projects and the CSR committee. For each theme, we set specific initiatives and goals toward fiscal 2022, which is the final fiscal year of the medium-term management plan, as the medium-term ESG plan, will promote the plan integrally with the medium-term management plan, and lead to the enhancement of the management foundation.
Medium-Term Management Plan GP25 2nd Stage
A three-year management plan from FY2020 to FY2022 for the realization of Long-Term Vision GP25. As a basic policy, we have set two axes: accelerating growth strategies and enhancement of the management foundation.

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Tatami facing
Tatami facing made from straw twisted machine-made Japanese paper strings and a resin coating.The main product of our Industrial materials business, which is developed as a substitute for "rush", which is usually used for tatami facing.
TDY Collaboration Showroom
Toward the enhancement of our capability to propose remodeling, three companies of TOTO Ltd., Daiken, and YKK AP Inc. that have been in an alliance relationship since 2002 operate collaboration showrooms at eight sites in Japan.You can see products from three TDY companies in the same place: Daiken's floorings, interior building materials such as doors, TOTO's kitchens and bathrooms, and YKK AP's windows and exteriors.
Total diversity index
Our own indices in which the eight diversity items, such as the female manager ratio, were indexed as compared to fiscal 2019

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Veneer
Thin wood board made by cutting a log in manner of rotary cutting (Thin board that is 2-4 mm thick: veneer) This is used for manufacturing plywood and surface decorative materials for furniture and building materials.

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Woody biomass boiler
Boiler that uses wood chips as fuel.Regarding MDF and the insulation boards that are the primary products in the industrial materials business, we use wood chips from offcuts and demolished houses as primary raw materials based on the idea of the pursuit of using timber as a material to the extent possible. Furthermore, we use wood chips, which cannot be used as product raw materials, as fuel for woody biomass boilers as the necessary heat source in the manufacturing process. Likewise in the building materials business that manufactures doors and flooring materials by processing wood materials, offcuts and wood powder generated in the manufacturing process are used as fuel. Our group puts effort into reducing CO2 emissions by using renewable energy linked to these business activities.
WPC Processing Technology
WPC: The abbreviation for Wood Plastics Combination.WPC processing technology is our unique technology that injects and fills wood resin with plastic resin and cures it. Demonstrates strength against dents and scratches by processing the surface material of the floor.