Sharp Corporation will introduce six new 21st century health
and environmental products, including Plasmacluster Ion generators, humidifying
air purifiers, refrigerators, and front-loading washer and dryers equipped
with Plasmacluster Ion technology, a unique, one-of-a-kind health and environmental
technology; Superheated Steam Oven models equipped with superheated steam
technology; and next-generation LED lightings with embedded Plasmacluster
Ion technology offering both energy efficiency and health-conscious features.
In 1959, Sharp opened a dedicated home appliance plant in Yao
City, Osaka Prefecture. Since then, Sharp has consistently pursued convenience,
user-friendliness, and speedy operation in creating its home appliance products.
Today, however, when such products are in widespread use by consumers, the
environment that surrounds the home appliance industry is undergoing dramatic
changes. Environmental consciousness and the awareness of energy conservation
in conjunction with global warming is rising, and the number of people interested
in living healthy, comfortable lifestyles is increasing.
In this light, Sharp declares “contribute to the world through
environment- and health-conscious business, focusing on energy-saving and
energy-creating products” as one of its visions looking ahead to 2012, the
100th anniversary of its founding. Guided by this vision, Sharp has been
working proactively to create health and environmental products that incorporate
unique, one-of-a-kind features that differ from conventional home appliances.
The six products being introduced at this time feature three of Sharp's unique,
one-of-a-kind health and environmental technologies. In the future, Sharp will
be deploying these products as “21st
century health and environmental products,” and
will be working to develop new products not only for the home, but also for business/commercial
uses such as in offices and factories, as well as for public institutions. By
remaining open to all kinds of potential application areas and developing new
products for businesses in a variety of different fields, Sharp is aiming to
be the world's leading manufacturer in this new era of health and the environment.