We began with a desire for innovation—to create products
the world had never before seen. The Daiwa Kasei Group develops
unique products in harmony with the environment.
The R&D Division at Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory), has opened up new and unique paths for the company, challenging us to do things that no one else has done before. We’ve focused on specific fields, identifying niche markets that few other companies are involved in, to dive deeper into our technologies and to develop unique products. We have also worked hard to create an environment that allows for the talents of each of our research personnel to shine.
Our R&D System
Creating a R&D system that understands the future
We have created an integrated research and development system that covers everything from the basic technology research that supports existing products to forward-looking technology research for applications in new areas and seed research to encourage areas with future growth potential.
The Scope of Our R&D Work
Creating new added values where we excel
There are three groups centered on the core technologies for organic chemistry—the Plating Group, Corrosion Inhibitor Group, and Fine Chemicals Group—in addition to our Product Development Department. All are involved in advancing our foundational technologies, in diversifying our applicable technologies, and in developing products that create new values that would help open up new markets.
The Plating Group develops new plating solutions and plating processes in anticipation of industry needs. We remain a strong industry leader in non-cyanide silver plating and we aspire to develop products with great added value.
Corrosion Inhibitor Group
This Group is tackling several issues, such as: R&D for organic synthetic chemicals; expanding areas of application for benzotriazole-based ultraviolet absorbers; and researching new plastic surface coatings.
Fine Chemicals Group
Here we’re working to develop various high-performance corrosion-inhibiting materials in anticipation of customers’ future needs. The focus in recent years has shifted to developing corrosion inhibitors that are safe for the environment and people.
Product Development Department
This supremely talented group of technical specialists is charged with identifying growth markets, cooperating with other companies on product development, and acquiring new customers. Their numerous achievements include the development of a surface finishing chemical for lithium-ion batteries.