Functional Chemicals Development Laboratory
Utilizing the interface control technology, which is the basic technology of ADEKA, we are working on research and development of substances such as lubricant additives, functionalization materials for cosmetic, and water borne resins. We have been developing lubricant additives for engine oils by improving the evaluation test facilities, and complying with the strengthened environmental regulations of the concerned countries. By utilizing the surfactant related technology that we have been working on for years, we are engaged in the development of special cosmetic substances such as gelling agents and glycol-based moisturizers, as well as, eco-friendly water borne resins.
Major Research Themes
We are engaged in research and development of lubricant additives for engine oils that will contribute to improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the automobile industry where reducing the environmental load even more required. The additive is currently used in the engine oils of many new automobiles in Japan, and there is an increasing demand from the overseas market as well. We are therefore focusing on improvement of evaluation facilities and market development.
Water Borne Coating Materials
We are engaged in the research and development of water borne coating materials that are harmless to the human body and also eco-friendly. We are gathering knowhow from various technologies that we have developed so far to ensure that resin is uniformly dispersed in water, and are promoting the development of water borne resin as a measure against VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and as an eco-friendly product with applications in a wide range of fields. We are also focusing on developing function-specific products depending on the application.
In the field of cosmetics where high safety and long-term preservability are required along with high functionality, We are working on the research and development of original cosmetic materials by utilizing the technologies it has developed over the years. We are promoting sales promotion and expansion of types of special products including gelling agents that impart a unique feel and high elasticity to the materials.