The atience group's research institutes are divided into the Holdings Research Institute, which is responsible for long-term development, and the Business Company Research Institute, which is responsible for medium-term development based on business activities, with each organization proceeding with development in accordance with its respective role.
Holdings research institute (R&D headquarters, artience Co., Ltd.)
|Next Generation Technology Research Institute
We conduct a wide range of research, from material development to solution and service development, with the aim of building future technologies for the group's core businesses and creating business in growth industry fields aimed at the group's dramatic growth. Specifically, we will develop new polymer technologies that are expected to be applied to the display and electronics fields, develop inorganic materials that will realize a highly reliable ICT society, energy circulation, and a low-carbon society, and data solutions that will contribute to the realization of Society 5.0. We are working on developing services.
|Analysis Technology Laboratory
Our daily activities are focused on providing general analysis support to group companies, evaluating compound safety, accumulating and educating analysis techniques, and acquiring new analysis techniques. In addition to physical properties, nanostructure analysis, and chemical composition analysis, we also perform evaluation and analysis of biological systems that handle cells, proteins, etc., and in recent years have been active in various informatics technologies, computational chemistry, and image analysis that correspond to DX in R&D. We are expanding its scope and promoting its dissemination to technology departments throughout the company.
|Process Innovation Laboratory
We are working on production technology innovation with the aim of strengthening our manufacturing base. In order to develop innovative processes in the main production processes of synthesis, dispersion, and coatings, we are engaged in a wide range of activities, from basic research such as mechanism elucidation, molecular/crystal/coating structure control, and bioprocessing to rational process design for industrialization. is. We are also working on developing a production monitoring system that utilizes data science and sensing technology in order to create a smart factory.
Research centers at operating companies
TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD.
|Advanced Materials Development Laboratory
Our main mission is medium-term research and development in the colorants and functional materials segment, and we are working on the development of materials and technologies that can lead the market as a top runner in the next-generation markets of each business area. In addition to brushing up our core materials and core technologies, we are also focusing on acquiring new materials while greedily taking on new challenges such as data science using MI.
TOYOCHEM CO., LTD.
|Advanced Polymer R&D lab
In order to develop new products and create new businesses in the polymer and coatings segment, we will utilize and refine our core technologies of polymer synthesis and coatings to create new polymer materials and elemental technologies that will serve as a source of product differentiation. It is working. Specifically, we are working on the development of polymer materials and elemental technologies with keywords of high heat resistance, high durability, high adhesion, biodegradation, and water-based in the information and communication, environment/energy, and life science fields.
TOYO INK CO., LTD.
|Packaging Materials Laboratory
We are developing materials for next-generation products in printing, information, and packaging-related businesses. We are developing materials for environmentally friendly products that reduce carbon dioxide emissions, save resources and energy, and recycle plastics in response to global warming and ocean plastic issues in recent years, as well as electronics materials that can create wiring patterns by printing. Masu. We continue to take on the challenge of innovation in manufacturing in order to realize a safer, more secure and sustainable society.
TOYO VISUAL SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
|New Materials Research Institute
We are developing the color material design technology, pigments surface treatment technology, nanodispersion technology, and fine patterning technology using photolithography that we have cultivated in color filter business to new fields. We are exploring the possibility of adding new functions by miniaturizing and dispersing various materials to nano-size. In addition, in color material design, we are using MI to design molecules and predict physical properties, and are working to develop them into various light control devices.
Saitama Research and Development Center
5-6-7 Chiyoda, Sakado City, Saitama Prefecture 350-0214
Department: Next Generation Technology Research Institute, Analysis Technology Laboratory, Advanced Materials Development Laboratory, Advanced Polymer R&D lab, Packaging Materials Laboratory, New Materials Research Institute
1 Sakae, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 350-0803
Department: Process Innovation Laboratory
286 Nakafuku, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 350-1156
Department: Advanced Polymer R&D lab
400 Tenma, Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture 419-0205
Department: New Materials Research Institute
1-5-7 Takatsukadai, Nishi-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-2271
Department: Next Generation Technology Research Institute/Advanced Polymer R&D lab
1-22-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-0003
Department: Intellectual Property Department
Kyobashi Head Office
2-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8377
Department: Planning Department/Next Generation Technology Research Institute
artience Co., Ltd. R&D Headquarters