Fukuoka R&D Center
①Ion exchange resin
Our Ion exchange resins have a history of over 70 years. Their application fields have spread from water treatment at plants to production of ultrapure water for semiconductors, industrial catalysts, food processing, refinement of pharmaceuticals, and analytical columns. We develop products that meet ever-diversifying customer needs.
We are the world’s sole manufacturer and seller of high-purity silicon dioxide powder, which is used for crucibles for manufacturing silicon wafers and optical fiber members. We are working to achieve higher purity and to develop new silicon materials.
③Zeolite separation membrane
It is possible to impart zeolite with a molecular sieve function for separating various molecules by controlling its crystal structure. We developed a technology to determine sieve size and impart chemical properties to zeolite. We succeeded in developing separation membranes that offer superb performance in the removal of water from alcohol, separation of gas, etc.
④High performance polycarbonate
We develop highly functional polycarbonate materials by utilizing environmentally friendly manufacturing process technologies, which we industrialized for the first time in the world, and proprietary molecular design technologies.
⑤Bio engineering plastic
DURABIO™ bio-based engineering plastic is derived from plant-based isosorbide. This transparent engineering plastic is characterized by superb transparency, durability, optical properties, surface characteristics, etc. We became the first company in the world to succeed in its industrialization. DURABIO™ has been increasingly used in interior and exterior members for vehicles, parts for mobile devices, etc.