Polymer Additives R&D Laboratory
Polymer additive is an indispensable material that grants resin the functions and features expected in the processes from production to casting to disposal. ADEKA is focusing on developing a broad line of original products, as well as solutions that meet the needs of consumers. It also functions as a technical center necessary for our global expansion as a comprehensive polymer additive manufacture.
Major Research Themes
Selecting a more suitable additive helps in the production of high value-addition plastics that have varied advantages, including superior resistance. ADEKA has been promoting development of new products such as light stabilizers, antioxidants, and nucleating agents that are safe and eco-friendly, and has been emphasizing on the development of products suitable for a wide range of applications. We will continue to develop new leading products with focus on the keywords ‘global’, ’safe’,and ‘eco-friendly’ for industries such as the automobile industry that has come to a turning point.
We promote the development of halogen-free flame retardants with less generation of carbon monoxide and smoke to make the products more environment–friendly and reduce human damages in case of fire.
In addition to home appliance housings, construction materials, and electric wires, we are focusing on developing new products to meet the demand for resins due to the shift to automobile EVs, and through research and development of flame retardants, we strive to spread awareness about fire safety among more and more people and contribute to the society.
Lead compounds that fall in the category of hazardous heavy metals have been used as PVC stabilizers for many years, however, it has now become a global trend to avoid the use of lead compounds considering its adverse effects on human health and environment. We will promote research and development of eco-friendly stabilizers aimed at replacing harmful metals such as lead and reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), and will contribute to the environmental response in the global market.
Environment-Friendly Polymer Additives
We are developing new products to meet the needs of the Circular Economy and 2050 carbon neutrality.
With the launch of a new brand of environment-friendly polymer additives, ADK CYCLOAID, we will contribute to environmental responsiveness in the global market by developing materials and solutions relating to recycling, environment-friendly, bio-based, and CO2 emission reduction.