FILM

Toyobo draws on its polymer, film forming, and processing technologies
to provide such functional products as films for LCDs and optical uses,
adhesives for electronic components, and conductive paste for touch panels...

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FUNCTIONAL RESINS

Due to their exceptional properties, our functional resins are welcomed
as pioneers in the fields of adhesives, coating agents and more.

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HEALTH CARE

Medical care in developed countries is expected to become increasingly advanced, and the need for medical services in emerging countries is forecast to expand. New developments will include the growth of the antibody drugs market...

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FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES

Toyobo uses comfort evaluation technology to study factors such as the temperature and moisture inside clothing, allowing us to produce extremely comfortable textiles.

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ADVANCED POLYMERS

The Advanced Polymer Department continues to pursue and develop
the potential of acrylic materials with new ideas and creativity in order
to meet our customers´ requirements.

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BREATHAIR® is a washable cushion material with excellent durability. The fibers in BREATHAIR® are arranged in a complex three-dimensional structure. One way to describe the appearance of the fibers is that they appear similar in structure to a block of instant noodles made from white plastic.

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Technology Awards

Year of Award Name of Award Title
2015 Award for Industrial Technology. Japan Oil Chemists’ Society. Production and Application of Biosurfactant, Mannosylerythritol Lipid, for Sustainable Cosmetics
2013 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Award for Industrial Technology Development of the compact chemical luminescence immunological automatic analyzer "POCube"
2013 The Kinki Chemical Society. Award for Environmental Technology Development of treatment equipment using activated carbon fiber for VOC containing effluent
2012 JEC Asia Innovation Awards (Automotive Category) Development of innovative carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic technologies for mass produced cars
2012 Osaka Industrial Research Association Award for Industrial Technology Development of the biocompatible material SEC-1™
2012 The Fiber Society Award The study of comfortable clothing design by controlling clothing pressure
2010 The textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Prediction of Clothing Pressure Distribution by the Finite Element Method - Prediction of Clothing Pressure for Pants
2011 2010 Frost & Sullivan. Best Practices Award for a New Product. Innovation of a polymerization catalyst Development of a heavy-metal free catalyst, GS (Green & Sustainable) Catalyst
Year of Award Name of Award Title
2009 The Cellulose Society of Japan. Award for Technology Development of cellulose triacetate dialysis membrane for small protein removal
2009 The textile machinery society of Japan Industrial Technology Prize Development of Spinning Technology for Carbon Nanotubes
2009 Osaka Industrial Research Association Award for Industrial Technology Polyester film for optical use which inhibits iridescent coloration
2008 Fiber Society Award for Technology Development of Physical and Mental Comfort Fiber Products "MENTALBALANCE®"
2008 The society of chemical engineers, Japan. Award for Technology Commercial Development of Both Open-Ended Hollow Fiber Type Reverse Osmosis Module
2007 The Japan Research Association for Textile End-Users. Annual Best Paper Prize Study of the Relationship Between Psychological Condition and Tactile Physiological Measurement.
2007 Kinki Chemical Society, Japan. Kinki Award for Advances in Chemical Technology Development of polyester thermoplastic elastomer having excellent heat aging resistance "PELPRENE C TYPE"
2006 Osaka Industrial Research Association Award for Industrial Technology Development of a zeolite disk rotor for VOC adsorption
2005 Osaka Industrial Research Association Award for Industrial Technology Development of an automated urine sediment analyzer
2005 The 2005 Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (JSPCMB). Award for Technical Advances Improvement of Environmental Stress Tolerance of Plants Through the Manipulation of Genes Encoding Polyamine Biosynthetic Enzymes
2005 The Japan Society of Polymer Processing "Aoki-Katashi" Award New Conductive Polymer Composite Technology and its Applications
2004 The Fiber Society Award Studies on the structural development and related properties of ultra high strength polyethylene fiber
2004 Osaka Industrial Research Association Award for Industrial Technology Development of conductive polymer composite sheet with excellent antistatic properties
2003 The Japan Society of Polymer Processing. Thesis Award Research of the Stretching Behavior of Polyethyleneterephthalate by Small Angle Light Scattering
2003 Fiber Society Award for Technology Development of the Highly Hygroscopic & Dehumidifying Functional Membrane Processing Product "AIRDRIVE®"
2003 Fiber Society Thesis Award Structural Changes in Cellulose Fiber Evaluated due to Relaxation Behavior in the Solid 13CNMR Method by sodium hydroxide or liquid ammonia treatment
2003 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Award for Industrial Technology Development of Host Vector system for Kinoprotein Production and Development of PQQ Dependent Glucose Dehydrogenase Using the Host Vector System
2003 The Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS). Award for Technical Development The development of a Toe Cap of Safety Shoes: New application of high performance thermoplastic stampable sheet," Quick Form®"
2002 The Adhesion Society of Japan. Incentive Prize Development of Acrylic-Grafted Polyesters
2002 Fiber Society Award for Technology Development of Hygroscopic, Dehumidifying Exothermic Wear "Breaththermo®"
2002 Kinki Chemical Society, Japan. Kinki Award for Chemical Technology Development of Polymerization Technology for Super Fiber "ZYLON®"
2002 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Award for techology Development of moisture permeable, waterproof fabrics having highly moisture-absorption and release. Fine organic particles
2001 The Japan Society for Adsorption. Award for Technology Development and Application of High Performance Zeolite Honeycomb
2001 The Society of Rheology, Japan. Award for Technology Development of Segmented Poly (urethane-urea) Elastomers and Elastic Fibers Having Good Performance
2001 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Award for Industrial Technology Development of a Next-Generation Fully-Automatic Nucleic Acid Refining System
2001 Agricultural Chemistry Society. Award for Agricultural Chemistry Technology Development and Improvement in the Creatinine Decomposition Enzyme Group
2000 The Society for Fiber Science and Technology, Japan. Award for Technology Development of Multi-Layer Yarn,"Cool&Dry®"
Year of Award Name of Award Title
1999 PPS-16 Poster Award Development of a New Material Protective Device against Ship Collisions
1999 The Society of Fiber science and Technology, Japan. Award for Technology Development of Ultra High Strength Polyethylene Fiber
1999 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Award for Industrial Technology Development of Liquid Urea Nitrogen Measuring Reagent "Ultrate Liquid" BUN
1999 American Chemical Society. A Global Salute to Polymers PBX Rigid-Rod Polymers
1998 The Japan Society of Polymer Processing. The "Aoki-Katashi" Award The Development of Void Contained Polyester Film
1998 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Industrial Technology Prize A Vapor-Phase-Finish for Cotton Fabrics using Formaldehyde
1998 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Industrial Technology Award Development of a Water-borne Polyester for Coatings and Adhesives.
1997 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Industrial Technology Award Inkjet Printing Film
1996 The University of Akron Polymer Processing Hall of Fame Pioneering Research and Mathematical Simulations of Fiber and Film Processing.
1996 The Cellulose Society of Japan. Special award for technology Development of TOYOBO's Miracle CareTM for cotton goods
1996 Kinki chemical society, Japan. Kinki award for Chemical Technology The Achievement of Water- Washable Photosensitive Flexographic Plate "Cosmolight®".
1995 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan Industrial Technology prize Judgment of Color Difference in Fabrics
1995 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Industrial Technology Award Chlorine Resistant Reverse Osmosis Membrane with Hollow Fiber Configuration
1994 Chlorine Resistant Reverse Osmosis Membrane with Hollow Fiber Configuration Development of Cellulose Triacetate Hemodialysis Membrane.
1993 The Japan Society of Polymer Processing. Original Paper Prize Analysis of Bowing Phenomenon - Observation of Deformation Behavior in Tenter-
1993 Japan air clearing association. Chairman's Encouragement Award Development of an Electret HEPA filter
1992 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Process Factor Analysis on the Mechanical Properties of Spun Fiber with a Friction Spinning Machine.
1992 Information Science and Technology Association. Award for Research Publication Total Quality Activities in the Information and Investigation Division
1991 The Magnetics Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Magnetic Properties and Magneto-Resistance of Multilayers with Two Different Magnetic Layers
1991 The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. Original Paper Prize Magnetic Properties of 6.5%SiFe Mono-crystal Fiber Produced by the Melt Spinning Method
1990 Japanese Society for Cutaneous Health. Technical Encouragement Award Studies on Clothing Comfort
Year of Award Name of Award Title
1989 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Memorial award Studies on Clothing Comfort and Microclimate within Clothing
1989 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Industrial Technology Award Commercial Development of a Hollow Fiber Type Reverse Osmosis Module
1989 The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan. Award for Technology Commercial Development of Hollow Fiber Type Reverse Osmosis Module for one Pass Seawater Desalination
1988 The Senken Prize for Synthetic Fiber Development of Polyester Fabric "Geena®" of New Touch as a Micro Powder.
1984 The Institute of Electrostatics, Japan. Achievement Award Development and Practical Application of Electret air filters for indoor air-purification
1984 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Commemorative Prize Transfer Properties of Moisture / Heal Through Textile and Evaluation by Hand
1983 The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan. Award for Technology Development of Spun Micro-fiber Fabric "GOALYARN®"
1982 Development of Spun Micro-fiber Fabric "GOALYARN®" "Microclimate within Clothing" Concept and its Development
1982 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Industrial Technology Prize The Transfer Properties of Moisture and Heat through Clothing Materials
1982 Osaka Industrial Research Association. Industrial Technology Award Study of "DIACOLOR®-AMY" for the Determination of Human alfa-amylase Activity
1982 Water re-use promotion center. Award for Technology Hollow Fiber Type Reverse Osmosis Membrane Module "Hollosep®"
1982 The Senken Prize for Synthetic Fiber Development of Easy Dyeable Polyester "CALAFINE®"
1980 Senken Shinbun Co Ltd. Industrial Technology Prize Schanfine®
1980 The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan. Award for Technology Manerd®
1980 The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan. Award for Outstanding Technical Development Active Carbon Fiber "K-filter"
Year of Award Name of Award Title
1979 Senken Shinbun Co Ltd. Industrial Technology Prize ESMARBLE®
1979 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Study on the Washing of Fabrics
1978 Senken Shinbun Co Ltd. Prize for Synthetic Fiber The Development of Excellent Settable Polyester "CERES®-2" Filament Yarn
1978 The Society of Fiber science and Technology, Japan. Award for Technology Active Carbon Fiber
1977 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Industrial Technology Prize Naturally Crimped Polypropylene Fiber Produced by an Anti-symmetric Quench Technique.
1976 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Theoretical Analysis of Melt Spinning -Velocity Profile within a Filament and Draw Resonance as a Limit Cycle
1976 Theoretical Analysis of Melt Spinning -Velocity Profile Within a Filament and Draw Resonance as a Limit Cycle- Commercial Development of Polyethylene Terephtalate from pure Terephtalic Acid and Ethylene Oxide
1976 Kinki chemical society, Japan. Kinki Award for Chemical Technology Commercial Development of Polyethylene Terephtalate from Terephtalic Acid and Ethylene Oxide
1975 The Society of Fiber science and Technology, Japan. Prize for New Fiber Technology Flame-retardant Polyester Fiber "HEIM®"
1973 Kinki chemical society, Japan. Kinki Award for Chemical Technology Development of Flame-retardant Polyester "HEIM®"
1973 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Industrial Technology Prize Study on Spreading Multifilament Yarns by an Electrostatic Method
1973 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Melt Spinning of Poly-xyleneadipamide
1973 The Society of Polymer Science, Japan. Award for Technology Studies and Development of Protein Grafted Polyacrylonitryl Fiber "Chinon®"
1972 Kinki Chemical Society, Japan. Kinki Award for Chemical Technology Studies and Development of Protein Grafted Polyacrylonitryl Fiber "Chinon®"
1972 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Study on the Hand
1972 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Memorial Award Theoretical Analysis of the Melt-Spinning Process, Mechanical Properties of Textile and Evaluation of the Hand
1970 The Society of Polymer Science, Japan. Award for Polymer Science Theoretical Analysis of Melt-and Dry-Spinning Processes
Year of Award Name of Award Title
1968 The Chemical Society of Japan. Award for Technical Development Research and Development of Polyurethane Fiber "ESPA®"
1966 The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Original Paper Prize Studies on Melt Spinning
1965 Kinki chemical society, Japan. Kinki Award for Industrial Technology Research and Study of Polyurethane Fiber "ESPA®"