Recently, a lot of eco-friendly SME
products with unique functions and
names are debuting in the market as
diverse items like the 'flow of water
from an overfull reservoir.'
SME idea products are receiving
attention in the fields of living &
electrical home appliances, health &
beauty, energy saving, etc. are
Living & Health: Bean Cleansers, Diet Aromatics, Anion-Generating Electric Lamp
Cleansers or cosmetics made with vegetable ingredients that are extracted from rice
and beans are emerging as popular products as they are showing excellent efficacies
as well as functions. Neulpuren Songcheon Co. has debuted cleansers made of beans
as the main material and is drawing interest.
According to the company, advantages of bean cleansers made with fatty acids
extracted from beans prevent skin aging and accelerate blood circulation, while
protecting the environment in addition to being non-toxic to the human body.
The company has introduced a series of products, including hand cleansers, face
cleansers, kitchen cleansers and body cleansers. In fact, sulphates, phosphates, etc.
contained in synthetic detergents have been a problem due to environmental
hormone components that can cause diseases of the endocrine system. But the
company says that beneficial ingredients extracted from beans, such as tocopherol
and isoflavone, resolve the problem.
Meanwhile, Semyung University's Jecheon Herb RIS (Regional Innovation System)
Business Corps has established Jayeonin Inc. and debuted oriental medicinal aromatics
with a diet function for vehicles. This product features original aromatics that are
100% preserved 100% and by breathing alone in the product, users can expect body
fat decomposition and anorexic effects. Sold under the brand name 'Gambisoo,' the
company is directly undertaking distribution and even selling the products through
Internet shopping mall sites.
Another product is
receiving explosive interest
with its emergence on a TV
program that introduces
idea products. It is
Hiencore's 'Pure Anion-
Electric Lamp.' When turned
on, this product removes
hazardous components and bacteria from the air and even has a deodorization effect.
After development of this product called, 'Lotyon Lamp,' not only for homes but also
for vehicles, the company is planning for export it along with domestic sales.
Architectural Construction - Rain Water-Permeating Pavement Block, Plant-Growing
A product suitable in preparing for the rainy season and localized torrential
downpours is also attracting interest. It is 'Rain Water-Permeating Pavement Block
(brand name: Gravel Paver)' of Ino Block, a manufacturer specialized in pavement
blocks. Sidewalks that use this product stay dry on rainy days since rain water is
absorbed into the block as soon as it touches onto its surface.
The average water permeability coefficient of
widely known water-permeating concretes
is about 0.1mm/sec level. But Gravel
Paver's capacity is six times higher at
0.6mm/sec, capable of absorbing
more than 360mm/hr. As the
company is using recycled
aggregate in producing Gravel Paver,
it acquired 'Environmental Label Certification' from
Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) in 2007.
Eco-friendly 'Porous Concrete Cobble' developed by Samoh PRS after seven years of
research also is a topic. This cobble drew keen attention with its adoption for
replacement of the blocks at the Cheonggyecheon and Yangjaecheon restoration
projects in Seoul.
Energy-Saving Fuel Cell Warm Air Heater, BIPV Window & Door
A heating machinery device that connects hydrogen energy, brown gas (mixture of
oxygen and hydrogen gas obtained from electrolysis of water), to existing warm air
heater equipment is drawing attention.
Cosmo Energy developed the so-called
'Energy-Saving Warm Air Heater' with an
all-out commitment over seven years. This
product boasts greater economic efficiency
because its energy source is 50% cheaper
than even tax-free diesel oil prices. In the
high oil price era, in particular, this device is
good news for farm villages engaged in
vinyl greenhouse farming.
Furthermore, energy-saving windows and
doors for zero-energy housing are also
attracting interest. After selection of solar
energy business as a future growth engine
and establishment of a BIPV business dept.
last year, Eagon Window & Door Systems is
accelerating the business with the launch of 'Eagon Solar-Win.'
'Eagon Solar-Win' is a BIPV solution based on a curtain wall system. Among the items in
the Solar-Win line, Eagon Solar-Win Facade is a curtain wall-type product that provides
multiple functions, including structure, insulation and sound-proofing. It produces an
excellent insulation effect and offers photovoltaic electricity generation as well.
With solar cells installed on the roof or ceiling, Eagon Solar-Win Roof simultaneously
provides high photovoltaic power generation efficiency and natural lighting
depending on the location and inclination angle. Eagon Solar-Win Sunshade, which is
used as a canopy over a terrace, also offers high photovoltaic electricity generation
efficiency through effective rear ventilation with solar cells installed at an optimum
Small-size Interior Products - Compression-type Wastebasket, Paper Humidifier,
Automatic Seasonings Mixer
The eco-friendly 'Promade Compression-type Wastebasket' of Jungkwang P.S.I. is
gaining popularity at various shopping malls through word-of-mouth viral effect. The
attractive feature of this wastebasket is that it eases inconvenience associated with the
use of volume-rate garbage bags and catches two birds with one stone - cleanliness
Unlike existing wastebaskets that use 10-liter and 20-liter volume-rate garbage bags,
if these same garbage bags are inserted into the Promade Wastebasket and covered
with its lid, the product can be used even in bedrooms and living rooms. By
compressing waste in the garbage bag with the upper lid, this wastebasket can accommodate 30~40% more garbage, while
preventing bad odors as well.
In 2007, Junkwang established 'Promade Living
Science Research Institute' to pursue creative
development. With investment of more than 10%
of annual sales in R&D, the company also plans to
debut other idea products, including a food waste
A paper humidifier that does not require any
electricity at all is also a hot product. "Eco-Fresh' of
JnK Science plays a humidifier role utilizing only a
water spray as its paper filter absorbs and
increases indoor humidity through a natural
evaporation phenomenon. The company says that this product has a strong
humidification effect with ten times the natural evaporation volume.
Meanwhile, the popularity of safe and simple products is also on the rise. An
'Automatic Seasonings Mixer' that can process seasoning for 300 kinds of cuisine at
the push of a button has received an extensive publicity. Developer Cross D&C
explains that this mixer is a prerequisite idea product for the catering business
community and also for home cooking. The company is proud that its mixer has
successfully completed verifications in terms of efficiency as well as in the aspect of
waste of food materials.