Aichi R&D Center
①Carbon fiber reinforced plastic（CFRP）
We promote the use of CFRP, a lightweight material characterized by its high strength, to aircraft and automobile in particular. The sheet molding compound, which is a type of intermediate base material for CFRP, has been used as a frame member for the rear door in Toyota’s new Prius PHV model.
MBR has come into widespread use to treat and reuse domestic wastewater, industrial wastewater, etc. We have developed new hollow fiber membrane and diffuser pipe technologies to make significant contributions to reducing environmental impact.
③Functional polymer and materials
We develop products that meet market needs and wants by adding new functionality to coating materials, etc. and increasing added value. We use new polymerization technologies to apply graft polymers and block polymers, whose polymer structures are subject to functional differentiation, to adhesives and paint.