Innovation

Shimadzu Works to Develop New Test Kit for Novel Coronavirus

Shimadzu Corp. (TYO:7701) has started development efforts on a genetic test kit for the novel coronavirus. As this new test kit skips the conventional step of extracting ribonucleic acid (RNA) from the sample, it will help to reduce labor and time requirements for testing. A manufacturer of testing, measuring and analytical equipment for the likes of the rubber sector, Shimadzu...

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AIST, Tokyo University Codevelop Rubber Composite Material With Heat Conductivity Similar to Metal

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has worked with the University of Tokyo to develop a rubber composite material that offers heat conductivity on par with that of metal. This was achieved by dispersing two kinds of carbon fiber – specifically carbon nanofiber (CNF) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) – as fillers throughout polyrotaxane, a type of...

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Denka Subsidiary Moves to Develop Coronavirus Test Kit

Chemical manufacturer Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) announced on Feb. 13 that consolidated subsidiary Denka Seiken Co. Ltd. has started development of a diagnostic test kit for China’s novel coronavirus. Making use of the immunochromatography method for coronavirus antigens, the kit can be used quickly and simply even at general medical facilities. Since its establishment in 1950, Denka Seiken has been...

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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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