Function

Comfort

Amid the growing popularity of automated driving systems and car sharing services, the design of car interior spaces is facing a revolutionary era; people are seeking greater living comfort in a car to satisfy their diversified individual needs.
We introduce materials that contribute to the creation of comfortable spaces by adding various functions to products.

Deodorizing vehicle interior
Reducing allergens and viruses
  • Antiallergen processing agent Aller buster
  • Antivirus processing agent Virutaker

Safety

The safety concept in driving is shifting from passive safety that primarily focuses on the protection of drivers to active safety that shifts emphasis to the prevention of accidents, leading the way toward safer automated driving systems. Accordingly, the evolution of car components is also being required.
We introduce interlayer films for laminated glass to protect passengers and materials that improve the accuracy of sensors.

Preventing malfunction of sensors
  • Displaying information
  • Preventing broken glass from scattering
Preventing broken glass from scattering

Thermal shielding and insulation

Beyond conventional efforts to prevent thermal loss, today we are increasingly being required to precisely and efficiently control heat in vehicle interiors, as well as improving the efficiency of air conditioning performance in electric vehicles.
We introduce materials that deliver solutions to challenges in preventing both heat transfer (insulation) and heat radiation (shielding).

Shielding heat with an air layer
Reflecting heat with metals
Preventing transmission of infra-red rays

Fire resistance, flame retardance, and non-flammability

With the rapid advancement of car electrification, the number of cars (HVs/PHEVs/EVs) equipped with lithium-ion batteries (LiB) is increasing, posing potential risks of ignition.
We introduce flame-retardant and non-flammable materials that contribute to customers who are deeply concerned about the risk of fire.

Preventing fire from spreading
Fire retardant/Non-flammable

NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness)

Adoption of electronic power train significantly reduced the noise from engine. As a result, engineers’ concern shifted to the reduction of noise from road and wind.
We introduce the anti-vibration, sound shielding, and sound absorbing materials that contribute to the elimination of noise in a vehicle.

Blocking noise

EMC(Electromagnetic Compatibility)

With the advancement of vehicle-to-everything (V2X), automated driving (AD), and car electrification, more and more electronic devices are being mounted on a vehicle, including communication modules, sensors, and inverters, which require compliance with EMC.
We introduce anti-noise materials for automobiles from the perspectives of both EMI and EMS.

Suppressing noise with tapes
Suppressing noise from millimeter wave radar
Suppressing noise with plastic molded products

TIM (Thermal Interface Material)

Improving the heat releasing capacity is indispensable in the advanced control and high integration of ICs for ECUs, downsizing, improved efficiency, and increasing power of inverters, and extended life for batteries, all of which are required to realize an Advanced Driver‐Assistance System (ADAS), automated driving (AD), and a shift to xEVs (hybrid and electric vehicles).
We introduce various product lineups for heat release materials in the forms of sheets, pastes, etc., in addition to those with a variety of functions including electric conductivity and thermal insulation capacity.

Releasing heat of IC chip
Releasing heat with plastic molded products

Weight reduction

To reduce weight and extend the cruising distance for electric vehicles and improve fuel efficiency for gasoline/diesel-powered vehicles, today multiple materials are used to substitute structural materials and parts with those made of aluminum and plastic, in addition to the adoption of foam molded products.
We introduce metal-substituting plastic products and foam materials/parts.

Reducing weight with foam
Reducing weight with plastics

Fuel efficiency

Amid stricter enforcement of environmental regulations worldwide, improvement of fuel efficiency is becoming increasingly important. We address this issue by various approaches, not only improving the efficiency of engines, but also managing heat.
We introduce heat shielding materials to reduce heat loss.

Preventing temperature rise in car interiors

Adhesion and bonding

On premises with VOC restrictions, our adhesive and bonding products are used to fix sound absorbing materials and buffer materials, and ceiling trims in car interiors.
We also introduce shock-absorbing conductive tapes and curing-control adhesives to fix and reduce noise for peripheral display parts, whose installation is increasing.

Using for interior materials
Using for electronic parts
Adjusting to curing conditions

Design

The interior and exterior designs of vehicles adopt various materials to express car concepts of sophistication, high quality, etc.
We introduce materials that contribute to improvement of the interior and exterior designs with metallic design and foam including color carbon expression.

Improving design quality of the car interior
Improving design quality of the car exterior

Shock absorbing

Preventing noise created from interfering parts and vibration from the vehicle body can reduce the overall noise within a car, resulting in improvement of the environment for passengers.
We introduce foam products that are useful for shock-absorbing applications.

Absorbing shock with foam products

Joining and mounting

With the increasing number of electronic devices and sensors mounted on a vehicle, we are increasingly required to improve reliability, downsize, and extend service life for these products.
We introduce mounting materials that support surface mounting technology (SMT) including the connection of circuit substrates and narrowing pitch for IC chip mounting.

Controlling gaps
Connecting electrodes

Binding material, process material

Electronic parts and ceramic products such as sensors are required to improve higher functionality and reliability life.
We introduce binder materials for forming ceramics and powder metal, and ceramic pore-forming materials.

Porosifing with burned off
Bond strongly・Disperse uniformly・Toughen for supple strength
Water soluble・Bond strongly・Disperse uniformly

User Interface

With the progress of car electronics, electronic devices installed in cars are increasing year by year. We will introduce "touch sensors" that are considered to be used in the automotive industry, having both transparency and flexibility with printed electronics technology.

Touch Sensor