Research Centers

Silicone-Electronics Materials Research Center

  • Address 1-10, Hitomi, Matsuida-machi, Annaka-shi, Gunma 379-0224, Japan
  • Introduction As a comprehensive research center for silicones and organic electronics materials, this is the Group’s largest research center and engages in a wide spectrum of research, from basic research to application.

Advanced Functional Materials Research Center

  • Address 13-1, Isobe 2-chome, Annaka-shi, Gunma 379-0195, Japan
  • Introduction Based on its accumulated single-crystal- growing, fine-processing, and thin-film technologies, this center is undertaking development in a wide range of advanced materials that includes oxide single crystals and synthetic quartz. In addition, this center is in charge of developing optical components for isolators and others.

PVC & Polymer Materials Research Center

  • Address 1, Towada, Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki 314-0102, Japan
  • Introduction This center supports the technologies of Shin-Etsu Group PVC manufacturing bases worldwide, with research into the manufacturing process focusing on improved productivity and consistent quality of PVC products, in addition to applied research. Further, the center is developing flexible copper-layered laminates that use the Company’s proprietary plastic molding technologies.

Specialty Chemicals Research Center

  • Address 28-1, Nishifukushima, Kubiki-ku, Joetsu-shi, Niigata 942-8601, Japan
  • Introduction Using proprietary organic synthesis technologies, this center is working to develop a variety of cellulose derivatives, synthetic perfumes, synthetic pheromones, and specialty silanes. The center is also active in the development of synthetic quartz substrate materials.

Magnetic Materials Research Center

  • Address 1-5, Kitago 2-chome, Echizen-shi, Fukui 915-8515, Japan
  • Introduction Supporting our rare-earth-related businesses, this comprehensive research center engages in a wide spectrum of research ranging from the separation and refining of rare earths to their applications. This center also concentrates on uses for rare-earth metals and oxides, and on the development of rare earth magnets that use rare earth as a raw material. In particular, this facility has earned high acclaim from customers for its magnetic filed analysis and magnetic circuit design technologies.

New Functional Materials Research Center

  • Address 28-1, Nishifukushima, Kubiki-ku, Joetsu-shi, Niigata 942-8601, Japan
  • Introduction A base for the development of KrF photoresists for excimer lasers, in which the Group holds a top share in the world market. This center is also presently working on the development of next-generation ArF photoresists.