Commendations before 2005

Year Month Awarding Institution Commendations Matters for Commendation
2005 12 Senken Shimbun 36th Senken Shimbun Technical Award Developing of Nano-Matrix, a nanotechnology of fiber application
Senken Shimbun 36th Senken Shimbun Hit Product Award Marketing of ultrafine polyester filament yarn, UTS®
8 Prime Minister Outstanding Performance Award at the 1st Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Manufacturing technology development of TORAYCA® high-performance carbon fiber prepreg for primary structural material in commercial aircraft
High-performance carbon fiber TORAYCA® and TORAYCA® prepreg
7 Fuji Sankei Business i 19th Fuji Sankei Advanced Technology Grand Prix, Corporate Industrial Division (Sankei Shimbun co.,Ltd. Prize) Developing of high sensitivity DNA chip

Chemistry Technology Awards of the Chemical Society of Japan

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1951 Research on polyamide synthetic fibers and establishment of related production technology
1964 Development of photonitrosation of cyclohexane (PNC) process to manufacture -caprolactam
1971 Disproportionation of the toluene process and pure cyclohexane production technology
1973 Development of suede-like one-layer structured artificial leather
1976 Establishment of production technology and industrialization of polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fiber
1988 Development of Toray Waterless Plate* system
1992 Development of cross-linked aromatic polyamide composite reverse osmosis membrane
1996 Development of para-based aramid film
1999 Development of biphenyl epoxy-type molding compound for surface-mount devices
2000 Development of endotoxin-adsorbing column for treatment of sepsis
2003 Technology for forming barrier ribs on plasma display panel (PDP) by applying photosensitive glass paste

The Award of the Society of Polymer Science

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1968 Development of polyester continuous polymerization process
1971 Development of antistatic nylon
1988 Development and industrialization of high-refractive-index plastic ophthalmic lens
1991 Development and industrialization of photosensitive polyimide
1993 Development of superstrong carbon fiber TORAYCA® T1000
1996 Development of liquid crystal polyester resin
2002 Development of structure-controlled biaxially oriented PPS film

The Okochi Memorial Prize

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1968 Development of PNC process to manufacture -caprolactam
1972 Invention and industrialization of MS400 Open End Spinning Machine
1973 Development and industrialization of new production technology for paraxylene
1975 Development and industrialization of direct spin draw process
1987 Development of production technology for natural human interferon β
1994 Development and commercialization of orally active prostacyclin (PGI2) derivative, beraprost sodium
1996 Development of PET film surface-forming technologies for magnetic storage devices
2001 Development of para-type aramid film
2003 Development of polyamide composite reverse osmosis membrane and membrane systems

The Technical Award of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1975 Development of "islands-in the-sea" type composite fibers
1977 Development of yarn-dye affinity testing system
1981 Establishment of new spinning technology
1985 Development of waterproof fabrics
1989 Development of high-performance ion-exchange fibers
1992 Development of Sillook Royal S* high-contraction polyester filament blended yarn, featuring same rustle as silk
1993 Development of filament-controlled-type filament and staple composite yarn
1994 Development of Cryslon* improved nylon, with features similar to those of silk
1995 Development of revolutionary artificial leather TACT
1998 Development of Sillook Airy* dry-feel hollow-fiber polyester filament
2000 Development of hygloscopic polyamid fiber QUUP®
2002 Development of microbial controlled material MAKSPEC®
2004 Development of composite board from polylactic acid fiber

Inoue Award for Science

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1997 Development of blood purification column for treating septicemia

The Technology Awards of the Society of Chemical Engineers

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1971 Industrialization of disproportionation technology for toluene process
1973 Development of water treatment by photo-oxidization
1981 Development of L-lysine manufacturing process by enzymatic method
1984 Development of continuous mass polymerization process for ABS and AS resins
1989 Industrialization of human interferon-β production technology through mass cultivation of normal human cells
1992 Development of chlorinated aromatic isomer production method
1994 Development of cross-linked aromatic polyamide composite reverse osmosis membrane for use in ultrapure water production
2000 Development of Brine Conversion 2-Stages Seawater Reverse
Osmosis Desalination System

The Award of the Japan Chemical Industry Association

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1968 Development of PNC process to manufacture -caprolactam
1987 Development of extended-wear soft contact lens by static-cast polymerization
1989 Development of natural human interferon-β production technology through mass cultivation of human fibroblast cells
1991 Development of TORAYCA® prepreg P2302 carbon fiber reinforced composite material for aircraft

Ichimura Incentive Award

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1976 Development of Chinese-character information processing system

All-Japan New Invention Awards

Commendations Matters for Commendation
1972 Discoveries related to optochemical production method for cycloalkanonoxyme hydrochloride (Science and Technology Agency Director's Award)
1979 Discoveries related to a highly alternately arranged polymer filament (an "islands-in-the-sea" type composite fiber) and its application (Prime Minister's Award)
1983 Invention of a temporarily twisted cotton yarn (Invention Award)
1990 Invention of positive waterless planographic printing plate (Japan Chamber of Commerce President's Award)
1994 Invention of plastic lens with high refractive index (Patent Agency Director's Award)
1996 Discovery of orally active prostacyclin (PGI2) derivative, beraprost sodium (Japan Patent Attorneys Association Chairman's Award)

The Senken Synthetic Fabric Award

Commendations Matters for Commendation
2005 Developing of SILLOOK DUET* silky-texture polyester filament woven fabric (Material Award)
2004 Establishing the Toray Synthetic Textile Cluster, a local industry group (Grand Prix)
2004 Developing of SILLOOK DUET* silky-texture polyester filament woven fabric (Material Award)
2004 Marketing of SALAKALA®, superior cold-sensation-relieving and quick-drying material for swimwear (Marketing Award)
2004 Marketing of BODY SHELL*, see-through protective material for white "get-leggy" pants (Hit Product Award)
2003 Developing and marketing of "ARTIROSA," high multi-compact fabric made of polyester-nylon composite (Material Award)
2003 Marketing of SOTAKE* composite fabric, made from recyclable bamboo fiber (Marketing Award)
2003 Marketing of TORAYSEE® facial cleansing cloth (Hit Product Award)
2002 Developing of nanofiber with nanostructure control technology (Technical Award)
2002 Marketing of ANTIPOLLEN*, a pollen resistant material (Marketing Award)
2001 Developing of CEBONNER* family, nylon 66 staple fiber fabric (Material Award)

Fuji Sankei Advanced Technology Grand Prize

Commendations Matters for Commendation
2005 Developing of high sensitivity DNA chip

Japan Composite Material Society Technology Prize

Commendations Matters for Commendation
2005 Developing of RTM resin for automobile use

International Desalination Association (IDA) Chairperson's Award

Commendations Matters for Commendation
2005 Contributions made by Masaru Kurihara, Senior Director of Toray, as Technical Program Leader of the Singapore Conference 2005 of International Desalination Association

Product and Technology Award, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Japan Chapter

Commendations Matters for Commendation
2005 Integral molding of car body structure of high-speed railway