Hiroshima R&D Center
①Catalyst for MMA production and new functional monomer
MMA is a raw material monomer for PMMA (a transparent resin). The monomer production capacity of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group is ranked top in the world. The development of high performance catalyst for manufacturing MMA in order to increase the competitiveness of our plants, and the development of functional methacrylate monomer underpin the No. 1 MMA business in the world from a technology viewpoint.
②Moth-eye type high performance film
The MOSMITE™ high-performance film is a biomimetic material that mimics the fine structure of moth- eye. The fine nanostructure simultaneously exhibits an antireflection effect, insect-slipping effect and anti-fog properties.
③High performance acrylic polymer
We offer solutions to customers in the form of highly performance sheets, films, and resin additives by taking full advantage of our technologies, including proprietary molecular designs and blends, while maintaining high transparency, weatherability, and formability of acrylic resins.
④High tensile strength carbon fiber
We develop products that meet the diversified needs of customers based on the spinning and carbonization technologies that we have refined over many years of operation.
Pyrofil® MR70 is carbon fiber that exhibits both high strength and high elastic modulus.
We succeeded in this development by completely eliminating the defects of carbon fiber.