Research and development system
The departments of Research and Development Headquarter at Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. are introduced in this section.
Advanced Materials R&D Department
We are developing materials from ”the perspective of improving comfort” and "energy management", which are the directionality of our company's research and development. We are engaged in the development of next-generation business themes focusing on materials for energy devices such as cathode materials for lithium ion secondary batteries, materials for energy management such as negative thermal expansion materials, adsorbents and nanomaterials to take advantage of ceramic powder material technology and manufacturing technology such as phosphorus, silica, chromium, barium and etc., which are our basic technologies.
We are continuing research and development to meet the demands of downsizing, lightening, and high performance which will increase in the future. With a strong collaboration with the manufacturing department and sales department, we look to conduct development with a sense of speed from research to practical application.
With regard to research and development, Group No. 1 focuses on electronic ceramic materials like titanate salts, Group No. 2 focuses on conductive particles that use our unique electroless plating technology, and Group No. 3 focuses on the development of the purpose of use in order to add new functions to Dielectric materials and Piezoelectric materials.
With our motto of creating high added-value products,our goal is product development with high creativity. We actively overcome the challenges in alkyl phosphines with liquefied phosphine as the starting materials, phosphonium salt ionic liquids, chiral phosphine ligand, C-C/C-N coupling catalyst Buchwald ligand, phosphazene electrolyte fire retardant, as well as organic phosphorus compounds, pharmaceutical intermediates, functional polymeric materials, and organic electronic materials.
Department of R&D Planning
The Planning Group manages the progress of research themes, planning and proposals for new themes, and operational management of industry-academic collaboration.
Department of Intellectual Property
The department consists of the Intellectual Property Group and IP Agreement Group. The Intellectual Property Group is responsible for managing patent and trademark applications from submission to registration and maintenance. In addition, services related to research and development, such as technical information search, are also provided. The IP Agreement Group consults and considers contracts related to intellectual property.
Department of R&D Management
The department consists of the Evaluation and Analysis Group and Research Management Group.
The Evaluation and Analysis Group handles analyses as requested across the company, maintenance and control of analytical devices, and development and improvement. of evaluation methods with consideration for safety and environmental burden.
The Research Management Group is responsible for the safe, efficient, and smooth operation of research activities, management of research buildings, and various procedures in and out of the company. Also, collaborative operation is conducted with plants involved in the development of new products.
- Scanning electron microscope / energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer
- Scanning transmission electron microscope / energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer
- Electron probe micro analyzer
- Focused ion beam system
- X-ray powder diffractometer
- Wavelength-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometer
- Energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometer
- Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer
- Fourier transform-infrared spectrometer
- Atomic absorption spectrometer
- Flame-less atomic absorption spectrometer
- Raman spectrometer
- Mass spectrometer
- Time of flight mass spectrometer
- Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
- Capillary lectrophoresis system
- Differential scanning calorimeter
- Thermo gravimetry-differential thermal analyzer
- Particle size distribution analyzer
- Surface area analyzer
- Total organic carbon meter
- Ion chromatography