Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2021 – Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that film development machinery that it installed at its Mishima Plant has become fully operational. This new setup will enable the company to create advanced offerings for an increasingly sophisticated and diverse film market.
The machinery can develop an array of films by leveraging Toray’s strengths in precision nano-multilayer design, NANOALLOY®, performance nano-coating, and other underlying technologies. It also harnesses the company’s capabilities in film design technologies. Toray designed the machinery to be almost as large as that for production while running in a clean room environment.
Limitations to development using normal mass-production machinery include prototyping timing issues associated with the operational situations of facilities, as well as restrictions with appliable technologies because of equipment specifications. These factors have sometimes impeded supplies of development samples. The new machinery will enable Toray to slash development lead times, from creating new technologies and product concepts on small pilot machines during research stages through establishing manufacturing technologies at mass-production levels.
Toray will take advantage of this new machinery to develop new films for high-definition electronic devices and displays. It will also be able to more swiftly innovate technologies and products for the automotive, energy, environment and life innovation fields, which offer considerable growth potential. Toray looks to expand its business in markets for high-value-added offerings by cultivating ideas that anticipate market needs.
Toray will continue leveraging its core technologies of synthetic organic and polymer chemistry, biotechnology, and nanotechnology to research and develop advanced materials that transform societies in keeping with its commitment to innovating ideas, technologies, and products that deliver new value.