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Hitachi America, Ltd. Meets all requirements for a Clean Air Solvent (CAS) Certificate for Industrial Ink Jet Printer Cleaning Solution

TARRYTOWN, New York, April 1, 2010 – Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, today announced compliance with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Clean Air Solvent (CAS) protocol for its CL1000 Cleaning Solution. Hitachi continues to expand upon its efforts to reduce toxic emissions released into the environment.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) enforces air pollution regulations in Southern California. The Regulation Rule 1171: Solvent Cleaning Operations was developed to reduce emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), air contaminants, and stratospheric ozone-depleting or global warming compounds from the use, storage and disposal of solvent cleaning materials, operations and activities.

Hitachi’s CL1000 Cleaning Solution, an Acetone – based, low VOC solvent, is used to clean Continuous Ink Jet Printers as part of normal maintenance procedures. The cleaning solution has less than twenty-five (25) grams of VOC per liter of material and is fully compliant with SCAQMD’s – Rule 1171 Regulations.

Hitachi has sold more than 85,000 printers worldwide. With every new generation of Continuous Ink Jet Printers, improvements are made to meet the changing needs and requirements of customers globally. Our newest line of Continuous Industrial Ink Jet Printers, the PXR series, complies with the European Directive 2002/95/EC Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) that was enacted July 1, 2006 in EU countries.

RoHS Directive prohibits electrical and electronic equipment that contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). With the release of CL1000 Cleaning Solution and RoHS equipment compliance, Hitachi remains the industry leader in producing inkjet printers that utilize cutting edge technology and minimize impact on the environment.. For more information, please contact


Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division markets sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501) is a leading global technological and industrial company with total revenues of ¥10,000 billion ($102.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. Hitachi’s business is highly diversified, encompassing operations in the following seven segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems; Electronic Devices; Power & Industrial Systems; Digital Media & Consumer Products; High Functional Materials & Components; Logistics, Services & Others; and Financial Services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit Hitachi's website at


Michelle Cio
Hitachi America, Ltd
(914) 524 - 6615

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