Innovation

Denka Develops New Acrylic Elastomer With Heat Resistance at up to 190 Degrees Celsius

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) has developed a new line of special acrylic elastomer with the ability to withstand temperatures of up to around 190 degrees Celsius. The material is currently undergoing user evaluations and is slated to hit the market at some point in fiscal 2020. Plans are to produce the new elastomer at Denka’s Chiba Plant in Ichihara, Chiba...

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Asahi Rubber Develops New Flexible Wiring by Combining Rubber With Kirigami Structure

Asahi Rubber Inc. (TYO:5162) has developed a new flexible wiring product that is able to stretch with just a small amount of force while also exhibiting excellent durability and low electrical resistance. The company has achieved this by combining rubber with a structure based on kirigami, the art of paper cutting. The new design combines the benefits of a three-dimensional...

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Achilles Develops New Rigid Polyurethane Foam for Use on Curved Surfaces

Achilles Corp. (TYO:5142) has developed, patented and launched the Achilles Board CV, a new high-performance heat insulation material that is compatible with curved surfaces. The new offering is the first among Achilles’ lineup of rigid polyurethane foam materials for heat insulation to have this capability. While conventional foamed plastic boards for heat insulation provide high strength, they are difficult to...

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JSR Starts Construction Work on New Bioscience and Informatics R&D Center in Kawasaki

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on Nov. 11 that it has started construction of the JSR Bioscience and Informatics R&D Center (JSR BIRD). Located within King Skyfront – an international R&D hub in Tonomachi, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture – this new research institute is scheduled to open in July 2021 with a total floor space of 6,440 square meters. Through this project,...

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Nitta Launches New Series of Body Pressure Measurement Systems to Help Prevent Bedsores

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has launched a new series of products for measuring and mapping the distribution of body pressure on a given surface. Sales for this series began at the end of October. In recent years, it has become common practice in the nursing and medical care sectors to change a patient’s posture once every two hours, helping to prevent...

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Midori Anzen Launches New Gloves Offering Protection From Insulin Needles

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd. has begun sales of the Insulin Guard and the Sus-K Grip, two new lines of gloves resistant to being pierced by the insulin needles. Developed and produced by Porute Ltd., these new gloves are available from a number of online stores. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of patients administering insulin...

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