Research and Development

Pioneering a new frontier

Contributing to developments in lifestyle and industry - Pioneering spirit for leading the next generation

JNC, since our foundation in 1906, has provided the world with products and technology conforming to the needs of the times as a pioneer of the Japanese chemical industry.
Inheriting the gene, our research and development team has developed liquid crystal material for displays (LIXON®), as well as thermo-bonding composite fibers (ES FIBER), controlled-release fertilizer (MEISTER), and boron-based blue dopant materials (organic EL materials, whose business was transferred to an affiliated company).
In the present day when the industrial structure is required to change from the conventional energy consumption type to an environmentally-friendly and energy conservation type, the challenge imposed on the research and development team is to create manufacturing methods and technologies which not only enrich people's lifestyles but also harmonize with the global environment.
We take advantage of our accumulated technologies and experiences to address this challenge with collective effort.
In particular, regarding the following missions, we strive to create technology and business at an early stage, not only by promoting cooperation within the company but also by advancing open innovation with universities, research institutions and corporations both in and outside the country.

Research & Development centerd on functional technologies

JNC has been developing a number of fundamental technologies since our foundation. We advance the development of new products, leveraging these technologies, including molecular design of liquid crystal and organic EL materials, precision organic synthetic technology, functional polymer design and synthetic technology such as silicone and siloxane polymers, spinning technology for thermo-bonding composite fibers, ε-polylysine fermentation technology, and granulation technology for natural cellulose.

Mission of Research & Development

  • 1
    Renewable energy materials and energy saving-related materials for SDGs (secondary battery members, LED materials,etc.)
  • 2
    Electronic materials for realizing an advanced information society (liquid crystal materials, organic EL materials, electronic/semiconductor materials, etc.)
  • 3
    Life chemical products for realizeing a safe and prosperous life (antiviral materials, microbial detection Sheets, chromatography media, forward osmosis draw solution for water treatment system, etc.)

The needs of society are expected to become further diversified and increasingly advanced in the future.
We promote technology development and business development in a creative manner, based on viewpoints ranging from one dimension (point/line) to two dimensions (plane), and further to multiple dimensions in order to meet these needs.
We continue to inherit the gene for the "pioneering spirit" in the new era, and each researcher, having high awareness for social contribution, will promote research and development towards realizing the dream with our customers.