Japanese steel giant Nippon Steel has developed the world's first Eco-friendly Commercially Pure Titanium TranTixxii-Eco, and has started supplying it to Snow Peak from June. Nippon Steel has been exploring and implementing a range of ways to achieve carbon neutrality. As one of these efforts, it has developed TranTixxii-Eco, Eco-friendly titanium. TranTixxii Eco is an Eco-friendly material that helps reduce CO2 emissions and save resources with titanium ingot made of over 50% scrap titanium. It will be manufactured at the East Nippon Works in Naoetsu Area. Commercially Pure titanium, which is the most workable of all titanium materials, needs to be made with great care to ensure an extremely high degree of purity. For this reason, using titanium scrap requires stringent quality control and pretreatment to prevent contamination by foreign materials and substances. To address this challenge, Nippon Steel uses a new Electron Beam melting furnace at Nippon Steel Naoetsu Titanium in Naoetsu Area.For the EB furnace, Nippon Steel has created an optimal combination of scrap arrangement and electron-beam irradiation patterns in the melting process by applying technology cultivated in-house for ordinary steel. This has enabled Nippon Steel to homogenize ingot components to produce high-quality products, even with high scrap content. Normally, titanium ingots are made primarily from virgin sponge titanium. However, for TranTixxii Eco, Nippon Steel has substituted over 50% of the raw materials with recycled scrap. This helps reduce CO2 emissions from the smelting process by more than 50%.Snow Peak was founded in 1958 in Sanjo city in Niigata prefecture, which is known as monodzukuri no machi, manufacturing town. It is an outdoor products manufacturer producing camping gear and outdoor clothing and serving both domestic and international markets, while also engaging in a wide range of business activities including regional revitalization and business consulting. For about 30 years, the company has been using Nippon Steel's own titanium TranTixxii.Titanium is a metal that helps achieve carbon neutrality because it is highly resistant to corrosion and durable enough for long-term use. However, manufacturing titanium, especially when extracting the metal from the ore, consumes a lot of electricity, emitting CO2.