Energy and Electronics Materials Laboratory
We are supporting the widespread business fields of our company through the technological development of metal/polymer materials and wiring/connection that originated from cable technologies.
Metal & inorganic material technologies
For the weight reduction of wiring materials for automobiles, we are conducting the development of aluminum alloy wires and their applications to wiring harnesses in collaboration with our group companies using our technologies of continuous casting and plastic forming.
Our electroplating technologies, originated from the coating of gold and other metals, have also produced bulk materials such as Celmet.
Employing our composite material technologies, we are developing new materials designed to have well-balanced properties such as thermal conductivity and expansion.
Polymer material technologies
Our polymer technology, originated from the research on the insulator for wire and cable and based on the key technologies of polymerization and polymer formulation, has been developing many new products for our group, while improving flame retardant, heat resistant and environmental properties of polymer material introducing polymer alloy and halogen free technology.
Recently, we have developed the novel high strength molding materials suitable for thin wall extrusion applying the nano-composite technology which involves exfoliating and dispersing nano-size fillers.
Wiring & connection technologies
To cope with high density wiring, we are developing metal nanoparticles and ink/paste containing them. We are focusing on its applications to electronic appliances.