Research lab R&D fields and role of research support departments
Corporate R&D Division
Responsible for seeking out new business opportunities, this division actively carries out innovative research activities by searching the world for cutting-edge technologies and fusing them with the unique technical resources of the NOF Group.
Intellectual Property Department
Strategically supporting R&D and sales activities by protecting and utilizing NOF Group intellectual property such as patents and trademarks.
Advanced Technology Research Lab.
Advanced Technology Lab. is located in the Tsukuba Research Center.This laboratory is involved in long-range research focusing on pharmaceuticals, functional materials and fine polymers. It also aggressively carries out wide-ranging joint research activities, exchanging information and technology with internal and external research groups and working with partners in other industries.
New Business Development Department
Focusing on research and development of new materials and technologies in medical fields, the New Business Development Research Laboratory carries out development on the open innovation platform in the Innovation Center of Nanomedicine (iCONM) to find out partners for co-creation.
Amagasaki Research Lab.(Functional Materials Division)
Focusing on application researches mainly for oils and fats and their derivatives, surfactants, macromolecules, the Amagasaki Research Laboratory is approaching from various angles and developing high-function and high-value-added products in the fields including resource, environment, energy, healthcare, information and electronics.
Chidori Research Lab. (Functional Materials Division)
Taking advantage of sophisticated technologies for polymerizing ethylene oxide and propylene oxide acquired through experience in developing polyalkylene glycol derivatives, this division develops highly functional and high value-added products that support technologies in the fields of healthcare, electronic information, and environmental energy.
Kinuura Research Lab.(Functional Materials Div.)
In this laboratory, we are developing novel high performance polymers and advanced materials which the technologies from synthesis, analytical, and evaluation of organic peroxides.
R&D Department (Explosives & Propulsion Systems Division)
This facility carries out research into gunpowder, explosives, propellants and other products while exploring the possibilities of new technologies and fields. The laboratory is also building a network of overseas partners to take advantage of future globalization in the industry. The Kamioka Branch Office, which uses a tunnel design to lessen the impact of the site on the surrounding environment, plays a vital role in the laboratory’s testing operations
Functional Foods Research Lab. (Functional Foods Division)
By combining various processing technologies including oil processing, emulsifying, powderizing, and oil coating with various functional materials such as enzymes, emulsifiers, and materials for health foods, this division works on developing new products that contribute to building a sustainable society and the health of people.
Life Science Research Lab.(Life Science Division)
This laboratory develops high quality materials such as PEG derivatives, functional lipids, and MPC polymers widely deployed in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostic agents. Through this research and development, we are contributing to the advancement of medicine and medical technology.
Nippon Koki Co., Ltd., Shirakawa Plant, R&D Department
This site is primarily focused on R&D pertaining to defense-related equipment. However, leveraging its high-precision technologies and expertise accumulated over many years, the Shirakawa Plant is also carrying out the development of new products in fields such as industrial explosives and industrial high-precision products, as it seeks to meet the needs of customers in a wide range of industries.
NiGK Corporation R&D Department
By skillfully utilizing its base of existing technologies or combining them with new technologies, and with an R&D Expenses that enables activities beyond its immediate field of specialization, this site is capable of creating numerous products in the chemical, electrical, mechanical, control and processing fields.NiGK Corporation
NOF METAL COATINGS ASIA PACIFIC CO.,LTD. Technical Development Department
Involved in the development of corrosion prevention agents for automotive components and other products, the Technical Section led the industry with the launch of a high-quality chrome-free corrosion prevention agent.NOF METAL COATINGS ASIA PACIFIC CO.,LTD.