Electric appliances, Office automation equipment
For electric parts, Mitsubishi Chemical offers LED and related raw materials, rechargeable lithium-ion battery core materials, as well as copy machine and laser printer core parts and materials. In addition, ion exchange resins are crucial for ultra-pure water production. We also supply plastics which are used as parts and housings, for example auto interior housings, and thermoplastic elastomers for use of packing, seals, gaskets and so on. Searching for more applications to use sustainable plastics is promoting.. *Polypropylene is sold by Japan Polypropylene Corporation and engineering plastic is sold by Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation.
- ■ Electric appliances, Office automation equipment products
- GS Pla™
- white light LED
- GaN Wafer (GaN substrate)
- Epitaxial wafer for Light Emitting Diode
- OPC Sheet
- OPC Drum
- InGaN LED Chip
- Encapsulant / Package
- DIAION™ sereies
- DIAION™ series
- DIAION™ series
- DIAION™ series
- DIAION™ series
- DIAION™ series
- MPG(natural graphite-based) / ICG(artificial graphite-based)
- MITSUBISHI™ Carbon Black
- MITSUBISHI™ Conductive Carbon Black
RABALON™ is a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer with properties similar to rubber. Styrene rubber (SBC) is used as the base polymer. It has been used in a wide range of applications including automotive gaskets, moldings, and tubes as well as consumer electronics hoses and bumpers. There is also a grade suitable for medical applications that has been used for syringe gaskets and medical tubing.
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.
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.
OLEFISTA® is composed of an olefin-based resin to which non-halogen flame retardants have been added for optimal benefit. The result is an olefin compound that is flame retardant, flexible, heat-resistant, and scratch-resistant. In addition, the product lineup includes the choice of enhanced material properties for demanding applications. For the purpose of improving thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties, silane groups can be incorporated into the resin. Post-forming, these groups can be activated with water to form cross-links which result in the improvements. OLEFISTA® is mainly used for electrical wiring --- appliance wiring, various cords, etc.
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.
This LED has wonderfully high optical quality due to its newly developed high color rendering. It can be used in many lighting fields because it has almost no change in efficiency due to color temperature and its color imbalance is small. It is used for ultra-high color-rendering LED lighting and parts (LED modules and packaged LED).
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
OPC (organic photoconductor) sheet is a critical part of a printer or copier which is used as endless belt or winded onto conductive drum.
OPC (organic photoconductor) drum is one of the critical components of printer or copier that impacts the image printing performance.
Toner is one of the key imaging components of laser beam printers and copiers.
InGaN systems are compounds of GaN (gallium nitride: gallium nitride) and InN (indium nitride: indium nitride). The InGaN LED can be produced from these compounds. Mitsubishi Chemical's InGaN LED Chip is fabricated with the proprietary Patterned Sapphire Substrate (PSS) processing technology. The LED has excellent light extraction efficiency and low defect density, making it a high quality and high-efficiency LED chip. By applying this technology, high-output white LED chips and high-output near-ultraviolet LED chips are produced.
InGaN LED Chip
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)
YED is reactive diluents for an epoxy resin that provides low viscosity without compromising the resin's special characteristics.
This silicone resin is used as a packaging material and encapsulant for various LED's (white LED, ultraviolet LED, violet LED, blue LED.) High-efficiency lighting and energy-saving TV's use an LED semiconductor chip as a white light source. Silicone resin is mixed with the phosphors and is used to encapsulate this white LED. This silicone resin has been newly developed to have excellent light-stability (resistance to degradation from light exposure) and heat-stability.
The strongly acidic cation exchange resins are bead-like products which have a sulfonic acid group in the cross-linked styrene frame. They can be used across the full pH range (0-14), and are relatively stable to temperature, even withstanding high temperatures of 100-120℃. They are used in a wide variety of fields including water purification, water softening, wastewater treatment, purification of pharmaceuticals and food, and catalysis.
DIAION™ Series(Strongly Acidic Cation Exchange Resins)
The weakly acidic cation exchange resins have the carboxylic acid group (-COOH) as the exchange group. There are two kinds --- a methacrylic acid type and an acrylic acid type. The acrylic acid weakly acidic cation exchange resin is used for processing water with high carbonate hardness. The methacrylic acid type is used for purification of antibiotics and amino acids.
Methacrylic acid-based weakly acidic cation exchange resin
Acrylic acid-based weakly acidic cation exchange resin
An amino functional group is incorporated into the anion exchange resin enabling the exchange of anions like the Cl- ion and the SO4-- ion. Strongly basic anion exchange resins and weakly basic anion exchange resins can be defined according to the basic strength of the amino functional group. The ion exchange resin that has a quaternary ammonium group is strongly alkaline and dissociates just like NaOH and KOH. Therefore it is called a strongly basic anion exchange resin.
Type I Structure: Strongly basic anion exchange resin
Type 2 Structure: Strongly basic anion exchange resin
The weakly basic anion exchange resins use either a polystyrene or polyacrylic ester frame and a primary-ternary amino group as the functional group. Although the anion of a salt like NaCl or Na2SO4 cannot be exchanged, the exchange of an anion of a mineral acid such as HCl and H2SO4, or the salt of a weak base like NH44Cl can be carried out.
Styrene-based Polyamine Type
The low-odor, low-leachable anion exchange resin reduces the release of total organic carbon (TOC) and amines to prevent offensive odors.
DIAION™ AMP03 is an amphoteric ion exchange resin in which a quatenary ammonium group and a carboxy group are incorporated on a cross-linked polystyrene frame. Because the beads are 260µm and uniform size, elution peaks are sharp for separations of electrolyte and non-electrolyte or separations among electrolytes (sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, etc.)
DIAION™ Series (Novel Amphoteric Ion Exchange Resins)
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