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Dec 14, 2011

Panasonic Launches Appliances Made with Recycled Resources

Aiming to become the No.1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry, Panasonic has developed and will launch products made with recycled resources in Japan.

Tokyo, Japan ? Panasonic today announced the launch of a new line of environmentally-conscious appliances that are made with recycled resources. The new recycled source series of products includes a refrigerator, a rice cooker, a washer/dryer, and a vacuum cleaner, which incorporate recycled resin and vacuum insulation made from recylced glass. They will go on sale in Japan on February 20, 2012.

Panasonic has been implementing initiatives aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and increasing use of recycled resources in its manufacturing processes. As people have become more aware of the need to reduce environmetal impacts, more consumers consider recycled content as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, according to a survey conducted by Panasonic.

The new appliances, the NR-F506T-X refrigerator with a top-mount conpressor, SR-SX101-X induction-heating rice cooker, NA-VX7100-X drum-type washer/dryer, and MS-SS310GX-X cyclone vacuum cleaner, contain resin recovered from used products, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, and TVs at Panasonic's recycling facilities. The refrigerator's glass wool insulation is made with approximately 90% recyled glass from used CRT TVs, using Panasonic's unique recycling technology.

The new appliances are equipped with Eco Navi which is the latest feature in Panasonic electronics and home appliances, using intelligent sensors to make daily life routine more comfortable and eco friendly. The Eco Navi equipped appliances adapt themselves to each person's lifestyle and usage to provide ecological operation. Eco Navi conveniently optimizes appliances performance while greatly reducing wasted electricity and water consumption.

Combined with the Eco Navi feature, the new products will meet the demand of consumers who want to reduce environmental footprint in their everyday life. To inspire environmental conservation, an earth-tone color is uniformly used for the new line. "Earth beige" is used on the exterior, with matching colors used for the control panels of all products.

Panasonic has spearheaded the launch of products made with recycled resources, as it continues to expand efforts aimed at becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

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