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Group General Manager of Development & Engineering Group Akira Nagata
Group General Manager of Development & Engineering Group
Akira Nagata

The roots of Noritake technologies stretch back 100 years when techniques for manufacturing Western tableware were developed. At the time our passion for creating beautiful, white, delicate ceramics began an inherited skillset that has continued to this date. We continue to find a wide range of unique ceramics characteristics that form the basis for the new products we share with the world. We will continue to work to develop the technologies and products that customers all over the world over expect from us while all along keeping our eyes on the next, upcoming trends.

Technologies of Our Strength

●Fusion Technologies for Fine-particle: Techniques to fusion metal or ceramic fine-particle from the size of nanometer to micron.
●Coating Technologies for Fine-particle: Coating technologies to improve the quality and the functionality of the metal and ceramic fine-particle
●Dispersion Technologies: Liquid dispersion technologies for particles made of metals or ceramics
●Forming Technologies: Techniques to form various ceramics parts with less cost and with greater stability
●Technologies for Porous Materials: Core technologies for porous ceramics materials, such as grinding stones
●Fusion Technologies: Glass techniques to fuse materials with different thermal expansion coefficients, such as metals and ceramics
●Environmentally-friendly Decorative Material Technologies: Pigments, enamels, and paints that shine with brilliant color and are kind to the environment
●Printing and Decorative Technologies: Screen printing, decorative and circuit printing for industrial inkjet printing


Research and Development System

Both the Development & Engineering Group and the engineering teams at each business group are involved in product development. The Development & Engineering Group is responsible for identifying new projects and products that can contribute to realizing a sustainable society, as well as the necessary new technologies for making such projects and products to come into a reality. We actively participate in national projects, and cooperate with university and external research organizations to develop leading-edge technology development.

Principal Development Themes and Targets

We are focusing our efforts on developing technologies that can contribute to the future of our society and to make industrial innovation. We are taking advantage of the benefits of the numerous technologies we have developed over the years and refine those technologies to an even higher degree. The technologies we have acquired are for products such as tableware, grindstones, electronic paste, ceramics, and engineering equipment. We set milestones for developments at each stages, from the one that is ready to be set off to the market and the one for the future. We go ahead with our development with a medium- to long-term perspectives.
More and more governments and industries are working to contribute to the issue of climate change, aiming for carbon neutral status. The same is for the Noritake Group. We need environmental perspectives to move our research and development forward. More and more technological innovations are needed to make our future society comfortable, and we will actively participate to make it come true. Innovations are required in areas such as electric vehicles, power semiconductors, energy-related components, and next-generation high-speed mobile communication. We will keep on our effort to contribute to the society.

Ceramic Technologies will be the Key for Major Changes for the Environment and Society

Glass enamels are used when glazing tableware. Noritake has developed unique glass materials that do not deteriorate when exposed to high-temperature hydrogen. This glass material will help to realize next-generation hydrogen manufacture devices that can produce hydrogen more cheaply.
Roughly 50 percent of the grindstones we sell are made from highly porous ceramics, known as porous mediums. One of Noritake's greatest strengths has been the research and development of porous ceramics, with a wide variety of features that take advantage of the pores, or holes, within ceramics.
Fine bubble generation technology, for both micro-bubbles and ultra-fine bubbles, has been used for the structure of porous ceramics. This is unique in a way that allows bubbles to be generated in a variety of liquids without In recent years, the use of silicon semiconductors has increased in mobile devices such as smartphones and computers. Attention is shifting, however, to materials with less loss of electricity, for use as power semiconductors with increasing use in electric vehicles and next-generation high-speed mobile communication. The materials used here are very difficult to process. As such, an innovation in processing tools and technologies is needed. We have therefore developed a semi-fixed abrasive grain polisher, the LHA pad, which is more friendly to the environment. This technology controls porous structures, and represents a fusion of different technologies, including micro-granular precious metals, liquid gold within ceramic pigments, paints, and electronic pastes. Our present technologies owe to more than 115 years of experiences we have cultivated through the manufacture of tableware.
Another innovation is specific to heat issues. One of our greatest strength is our unique technique of firing. It enables us to express different forms and Conductive resinous silver paste after heat-resistance testing (200°C for 10 hours) Existing product Developed product the addition of any powerful force. We have taken advantage of that unique aspect to provide products with useful applications in a wide range of industries, including foods and beverages, chemical engineering, metal processing, waste processing, and biological solutions.

  • Fine bubble high-efficiency gas-liquid reaction device
    Fine bubble high-efficiency gas-liquid reaction device
  • Photo of fine bubble generation
    Photo of fine bubble generation

Toward Non-heating Technologies Arising from Material Technologies Developed in the Heating Process

For many years, Noritake has refined and perfected technologies to form materials at high temperatures and develop products based on them. One such example is electronic paste developed for electronic components. The decorative techniques to apply liquid gold and paint to ceramic dishes is applied here to combine resins and solvents to form a paste. The market for in-vehicle products has grown lately, and the demand has grown for conductive pastes that use resin and do not burn off, which helps to reduce vehicle weight and lessen the damage from vehicle vibrations. To meet that need, Noritake is focusing on the development of a conductive resinous silver paste. Conventional pastes used for in-vehicle electronic component electrodes are used to absorb vibrations, but are also affected by the heat generated by peripheral equipment. Since Noritake’s conductive resinous silver paste is highly heat-resistant, it is suited for use in in-vehicle electronic components.

  • Conductive resinous silver paste after heat-resistance testing (200°C for 10 hours)
    Conductive resinous silver paste after heat-resistance testing (200°C for 10 hours)

Processing Technologies and Heat Strategies Contributing to Solutions for Information Communication

In recent years, the use of silicon semiconductors has increased in mobile devices such as smartphones and computers. Attention is shifting, however, to materials with less loss of electricity, for use as power semiconductors with increasing use in electric vehicles and next-generation high-speed mobile communication. The materials used here are very difficult to process. As such, an innovation in processing tools and technologies is needed. We have therefore developed a semi-fixed abrasive grain polisher, the LHA pad, which is more friendly to the environment. This technology controls porous structures, and represents a fusion of different technologies, including micro-granular precious metals, liquid gold within ceramic pigments, paints, and electronic pastes. Our present technologies owe to more than 115 years of experiences we have cultivated through the manufacture of tableware.
Another innovation is specific to heat issues. One of our greatest strength is our unique technique of firing. It enables us to express different forms and colors to the fired substances freely. This technology also helps us to advance our development on heating and heat release. We believe we can contribute to a wide range of innovations with our skills. Now, we also work with heat-dissipating ceramic materials to help to take countermeasure against heat for the growing power semiconductor market.

  • Semi-fixed abrasive grain polisher, the LHA pad
    Semi-fixed abrasive grain polisher, the LHA pad
  • Semi-fixed abrasive grain polisher, the LHA pad

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