Plastics for lighter automobiles and aircraft*, epoxy resins for carbon fiber reinforced plastics' (CFRP), recyclable plastics with rubber elasticity (thermoplastic elastomer), four lithium-ion battery core materials for electric vehicle… Mitsubishi Chemical is actively involved in expanding the use of “KAITEKI”(friendly and comfortable) materials for next-generation automobiles. Also, raw materials such as SBR-carbon black masterbatch for tires and antifreeze solution are widely used. Furthermore, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group has set up the “Automotive Solutions**” to coordinate 42 participating business units to solve comprehensive needs as well as support and promote. *Polypropylene is sold by Japan Polypropylene Corporation and engineering plastic can be purchased through Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation. **”Automotive solutions” is Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Group's cross-departmental team. We work together with our customers to plan comprehensive strategies.
- ■ Automobiles,Aircraft products
- Ethylene Carbonate
- High Purity Ethylene Carbonate
- Ethylene glycol
- GS Pla™
- GaN Wafer (GaN substrate)
- Epitaxial wafer for Light Emitting Diode
- MPG(natural graphite-based) / ICG(artificial graphite-based)
- MITSUBISHI™ Carbon Black
- MITSUBISHI™ Conductive Carbon Black
As ethylene carbonate is a highly polar solvent and dissolves large amount of electrolyte, it is mainly used in lithium batteries electrolyte solution. It can also readily dissolve polymers leading to use as a release agent and detergent. Our product is high quality with low impurity levels and low moisture. It has earned an excellent reputation for adherence to the strict quality standards demanded by our customers. CAS: No.96-49-1 EINECS: No.202-510-0 Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 5－523
High Purity Ethylene Carbonate. As ethylene carbonate is a highly polar solvent and dissolves large amount of electrolyte, it is mainly used in lithium batteries electrolyte solution. It can also readily dissolve polymers leading to use as a release agent and detergent. Our product is high quality with low impurity levels and low moisture. It has earned an excellent reputation for adherence to the strict quality standards demanded by our customers. CAS: No.96-49-1 EINECS: No.202-510-0 Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 5－523
Monoethylene glycol is one of the main raw materials for polyethylene terephthalate (PET resin). It is widely used for automotive antifreeze solutions because the freezing point is low, toxicity is low, and it is completely miscible in water. CAS: No. 107-21-1 EINECS: No. 203-473-3 Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 2-230 Japan, Fire Services Law: Hazardous material Class 4 Petroleums No. 3 (water-soluble liquid).
THERMORUN™ is a thermoplastic elastomer made up of an olefin thermoplastic matrix and a finely-dispersed olefin rubber domain. A wide range of hardness, including low hardness, is available. The elasticity is excellent for seals. For these reasons, THERMORUN™ is widely used for air bag covers, weather strips, various protectors, hoses, molded parts, packing, auto parts, household appliance parts, and common industrial components.
PRIMALLOY™is a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer composed of a polyester matrix and a rubber domain. It has excellent heat-sealing with hard resins such as polycarbonate and styrene-based resins. It also has excellent wear resistance. PRIMALLOY™ is used for everyday consumer products such as pen grips and goggle gaskets. In addition, it is used for door latches in automotive and electrical products.
By incorporating a polar group into the polyolefin, a capability for adhesion between different materials was created, thus making this adhesive resin. It firmly adheres to polyamide, EVOH, polyester, metal, polyolefin, etc. It is used as an adhesion layer in multilayer films and multilayer plastic bottles, etc. In addition it is used as a compatibilizer to facilitate the blending of polyolefins and other plastics.
LINKLON™ is a silane cross-linking resin (polyolefin) in which after the molding process, silane and water inside the material can be activated to react and form a cross-link. By post-cross-linking, the thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties are greatly improved. It is used for electric wire insulation, water / hot-water supply pipes, floor heating pipes, solar cell sealing agent, etc.
VINIKA™ is a vinyl chloride resin compound with many strong points that are characteristic of vinyl chloride including a wide range of hardness, ease of forming, ease of coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, electrical insulation performance, and good ozone resistance. It is used in many fields and applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
SUNPRENE™ is a vinyl chloride-based thermoplastic elastomer in which much-desired rubber-like elasticity has been engineered into the versatile soft polyvinyl chloride while maintaining the good workability of a soft polyvinyl chloride compound. Thus SUNPRENE™ adds outstanding rubber elasticity to the strong points of vinyl chloride resin: wide range of hardness, good molding, good coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, good electrical insulation properties, and ozone resistance. SUNPRENE™ is used in many fields and applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
SUNFROST™ is a vinyl chloride-based thermoplastic elastomer that is specially formulated to have a nice matte surface finish with a good texture that is pleasant to see and touch. Of course the strong points of vinyl chloride resin are retained: wide range of hardness, good molding characteristics, good coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, good electrical insulation properties, and ozone resistance. When surface aesthetics are important, SUNFROST™ is used in applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
GS Pla™ has been developed and sold taking advantage of the biodegradable feature, and practical use is progressing to materials for agriculture, such as a biodegradable mulching film, as well as the material of disposable food utensils, etc. The tableware using GS Pla™ was used in the athletes' dormitories at the Vancouver Winter Olympics held in Canada in 2010. Furthermore, Thailand's Ko Samet resort island in July 2010 started to use GS Pla™ garbage bags as part of a garbage composting program. Now, a program is underway to convert one of the raw materials for GS Pla™, succinic acid, from petroleum origination to biomass origination.
DURABIO™ is a biopolycarbonate resin derived mainly from plant-based isosorbide. Compared with conventional polycarbonate resin (hereafter abbreviated PC resin) made from bisphenol A (hereafter abbreviated BPA), DURABIO™ features high transparency, excellent optical properties, and outstanding scratch resistance. Its puncture impact behaviour are comparable to those for PC resin. DURABIO™ is a plant-derived polymer but is not biodegradable. It has excellent durability, making possible its deployment in a wide variety of applications such as for optical ・energy related components, a substitute for high-performance glass components, as well as for electronic equipment ・ automotive housings ・ interior and exterior decor.
VELVE™ is Mitsubishi Chemical's much-anticipated, next-generation, surface-emission lighting product --- also known as an OLED modular lighting panel. The best white light is provided with a carefully woven combination of color mixing --- from optimum RGB phosphor structure --- and a dimming function. VELVE™ extends the possibilities of spatial design and product design. ※VELVE™ is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Chemical.
Gallium Nitride is one kind of wide-gap compound semiconductors. CAS No.25617-97-4, EINECS Number 247-129-0 Mitsubishi Chemical's Gallium Nitride (GaN) substrate is a high-quality single-crystal substrate. It is made with original HVPE method and wafer processing technology, which has been originally developed for many years. The features are high crystalline, good uniformity, and superior surface quality. GaN substrates are used for many kinds of applications, for white LED and LD(violet, blue and green) Furthermore, development has progressed for power and high frequency electronic device applications. In order to achieve higher quality and productivity, we have been developing the Liquid Phase growth process called SCAAT(SuperCritical Acidic Ammonia Technology) method.
Mitsubishi Chemical's Epitaxial Wafers for Light Emitting Diode are high-quality, high-value-added compound semiconductor substrates. The LED layered structures are epitaxially grown on a Gallium Arsenide or Gallium Phosphide substrate by HVPE( Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy) or LPE( Liquid Phase Epitaxy). The features are high intensity and highly uniform luminescent properties. Those substrates are used to make various LED's (infrared, red, yellow, and green).
Epitaxial Wafer for Light Emitting Diode
Regarding the jER™ (formerly Epikote™ *) epoxy resin, Mitsubishi Chemical is prepared to support our customers' needs quickly and flexibly. Our production is extremely fast because we have accumulated many years of research with epoxy products. Our manufacturing, sales, research, and development are tightly integrated to enable rapid response to the challenges our customers face. (*Epikote™ is a trademark of Momentive Specialty Chemicals)
jERCURE™ curing agents for epoxy resins are an abundant set of curing agents that cover the full range from low to high curing temperature with functional groups ranging from amine, mercaptan, and phenol to Lewis acid complex compounds. A curing agent can be chosen from this set to fit the application. There are water-based curing agents for water-based epoxy resins, too.
YED is reactive diluents for an epoxy resin that provides low viscosity without compromising the resin's special characteristics.
NMC05 and NMC07, cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, are the ternary system of nickel, manganese and cobalt with the composition of Ni/Mn/Co=33/33/33 and 45/45/10, respectively. Reducing the expensive cobalt to 10% by our proprietary technology, NMC07 achieves the output power equivalent to NMC111 and the durability superior to NMC111.
Mitsubishi Chemical provides two types of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries: MPG, natural graphite-based materials and ICG, artificial graphite-based materials. MPG shows excellent performance under rapid charging and discharging cycles. ICG has large capacity with improved battery life.
MPG (natural graphite-based materials) / ICG (artificial graphite-based materials)
Sol-Rite™, formulated electrolytes in organic solvents, are mainly used for lithium-ion batteries. It is also used for primary lithium batteries and aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Functional additives in the formulation improve battery performance significantly. Sol-Rite™ is the trademark of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
SEPALENT™, separators for lithium-ion batteries, are polypropylene (PP) micro-porous membranes. The three-dimensional micro-pore structure of SEPALENT™ improves safety, output, and lifetime of lithium-ion batteries. SEPALENT™ is the trademark of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
MITSUBISHI™ Carbon Black is a black pigment that has been used in a wide range of fields such as newspaper ink, printing ink, colored resin, paint, toner, colored paper, India ink, and ceramics. Various grades of carbon blacks are available ranging from all- purpose grade to high-grade. In addition, our line of products includes industrial and environmentally-friendly carbon blacks. CAS No.1333-86-4 Carbon Black Association Handbook 3rd edition (Ref. 1) Carbon Black Association Annual Report No.61 (2011) (Ref. 2)
MITSUBISHI™ Conductive Carbon Black has been used as a conductive material in a wide range of products such as film, IC trays, heating sheet, magnetic tape, and conductive rubber. CAS No.1333-86-4
MITSUBISHI™ Conductive Carbon Black
DIABLACK™ has been used as rubber reinforcement material in a wide range of products such as tires and rubber products. CAS No.1333-86-4
DIAPOL™-WMB is a composite material (wet masterbatch) produced by acid coagulation of SBR latex, carbon black and water slurry in an ultradispersion process. It is widely applied as a raw material for industrial products; water seals and gaskets; and tires and belts.