Introduction to Our Core Technologies and Main Products
We provide new value through our various accumulated technologies, especially functional technology, which integrates our three core technologies depicted in the diagram for product development.
Our Three Core Technologies
Pigment synthesis and surface treatment
Centered on the color theory of chemical bonding, the technological field of pigment synthesis comprehensively draws on the knowledge of physical and surface chemistry.
Our technologies realize not only high dispersibility and color properties, which are indispensable in coloration, but they can also chemically treat pigment surfaces to add unique functionality. LCD color filter pigment is one product that makes use of this technology.
Formulation and dispersion processing
Stabilizing the dispersion of a pigment that does not dissolve in water or oil in a target material requires extensive know-how. We possess a wide range of dispersion and processing technologies that can be applied to virtually all solids and liquids.
We use these technologies for the production and development of functional materials by applying them to acquire attributes such as conduction, flame-resistance and strength, as well as coloration.
This technology synthesizes plastic and rubber from organic chemical and naturally occurring substances. With products such as polyurethane, polyamide-imide, acrylics and natural polymers, it makes tailoring material designs with particular characteristics possible. Through this technology we carry out one-of-a-kind product development and manufacturing.
Utilizing these core technologies in combination, we develop products that take advantage of the special qualities and features of the materials. We refer to this as "functional technology." It speeds up product development and allows a quick, fine-tuned response to customer and market needs.
Research and Development Program
Four Priority Target Areas and Products
|Priority Target Areas||Products|
|(1)Environment||HPU||Environmentally friendly hydroxyl polyurethane (HPU) resins are derived from carbon dioxide. From soft to hard, they are utilized in a variety of polyurethane films.|
|Water-based inks and adhesives||Water-based inks and adhesives with solvents eliminated. Flexographic printing for film is one use.|
|Plant-derived TPU||Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) utilizes a plant-derived urethane material. It has acquired the BP mark of the Japan Bioplastics Association.|
|Decorative film materials||A film material used in lieu of paint with information terminal wrapping materials, vehicle interior materials, etc. It has less of an environmental impact than paint.|
|(2)Personal care||Adhesion prevention film||Film to prevent adhesion after chest surgery. It has passed the introductory tests of the Japan Science and Technology Agency’s (JST) NexTEP (Industry and Academia Joint Practical Development Project) and is heading toward clinical trials and regulatory approval.|
|Polymer particles||Industrial powders made from polyurethane and acrylic polymers. Used in cosmetic applications.|
|Chitosan, collagen||Natural polymers used in clothing and cosmetic.|
|(3)Energy||CNT compounds||Plastics with carbon nano-tubes (CNTs) that impart high elastic modulus, conductivity, heat resistance, and impact resistance.|
|Inorganic heat dissipation material||A new inorganic filler with high thermal conductivity. Used in products like heat dissipation sheets.|
|Inorganic deodorizing catalyst||An oxidation-promoting catalyst used to promote decomposition of the hazardous substance ozone. While a resulting deodorizing effect is expected, we are in the process of acquiring supporting empirical data.|
|Thermal barrier pigment||Inorganic pigments that block solar heat. Used in paints for roofs, roads, etc.|
|Lithium-ion battery and solar cell materials||Used with various internal and external components.|
|(4)IT and Electronics||Display and recording materials||We offer pigments tailored for use with display and recording products such as LCDs and printers, as well as a variety of materials used to stabilize pigment dispersion.|
|Display materials||We provide products like surface coating materials and intermediate layer film materials for tablet displays, etc.|