Innovation

Mitsui Chemicals Opens Digital Science Lab

Mitsui Chemicals will open in its Sodegaura Center a new research building – named the Digital Science Lab –  to accelerate R&D digital transformation (DX) based on digital science that integrates computational science, data science and high-performance computing. The investment will be approximately 5 billion yen ($35.35 million), with construction scheduled to begin in June 2023 and slated to be...

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Koyo Sealing Techno Develops Oil Seal for BEV Driveshaft Connections

Koyo Sealing Techno, a JTEKT Group company, has developed the “JTEKT Ultra Compact Seal” (JUCS), a differential side seal with a shortened width that – in anticipation of the future expansion of the BEV electric vehicle market – contributes to the downsizing of eAxle. The company targets annual sales of approximately 500 million yen ($3.4 million). The differential side seal...

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Nippon Mektron Develops Conductive Adhesive Fit for Biological Use

Nippon Mektron, a subsidiary of major seal manufacturer NOK, has worked with an Osaka University research group to develop its first conductive adhesive for biological use. The research group was led by Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani and Assistant Professor Teppei Araki, both part of Osaka University’s Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (Sanken). To create the new material, a highly biocompatible...

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops Japan’s First Voicebot on Golf Advice

Sumitomo Rubber has newly developed Japan’s first voicebot on golf advice, introducing a conversational AI platform provided by Enoki. The system has been released free of charge on Oct. 6 as a new feature of D-Golf, the company’s smartphone application to support golf life. A voicebot is a system that uses conversational AI, voice recognition, natural language processing, and other...

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Hambo Develops High-Performance Polyethylene Fiber Based on Carbon-Based Ultra-Polymer Technology

Work glove manufacturer Hambo has developed Metalq, a high-performance polyethylene fiber based on carbon-based ultra-high polymer technology. Metalq is a high-performance man-made fiber developed in-house using internationally patented carbon-based ultra-high polymer technology, featuring high strength, ultra-light weight, and high durability. The carbon-based material blended inside the fiber demonstrates high cut resistance on its own without involving glass or metal fibers,...

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Teijin Frontier Develops Environmentally Friendly and RF-Free Tire Cord

Teijin Frontier has developed an environmentally friendly tire cord that uses an adhesive free of resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF), which is considered to be harmful to the human body and the environment, and uses chemically recycled polyester fiber for rubber reinforcement. The company intends to develop a wide range of products as reinforcing fibers for rubber products such as tire cords, belts,...

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