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Leading Japanese manufacturer of functional materials seeks startups for development of new applications for “sputtering nanocarbon”

Deadline: January 5, 2021

Our company supplies more than 13,500 products to various industries, such as optical films, adhesive tape, packaging materials and semiconductor-related materials based on our polymer film processing technologies. One of the main products is a transparent conductive film, which works as the touch sensor in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. This product is an organic film coated with ITO (Indium-Tin Oxide) thin film using a roll to roll sputtering process which is our core technology. We are one of the few companies that can produce a wide variety of films and various materials coated with inorganic and carbon etc. thin film on organic films in a large area with high quality.

"Sputtering nanocarbon” is an ultra-thin carbon with nano-scale flatness, and has various high properties in coatings and electrodes. It is also possible to form a film on organic materials such as PET and porous films.

  • Ultra-flat surface: Since it is formed by a sputtering process, it has nano-level flatness. For this reason, it is difficult for dirt to adhere to the electrode surface and easy to remove any dirt that might adhere. It also has abrasion resistance. In addition, Due to its high flatness, low noise can be achieved when used as an electrode.
  • Wide potential window: Since it has a wider potential window than conventional electrodes, it is possible to measure the concentration of various substances by electrochemical measurement, for example, biomolecules and heavy metals. In addition, because background noise can be suppressed, it is also excellent for high-sensitivity detection.
  • Biocompatibility: Since it is composed of carbon, a film that has a high affinity with living organisms.

We are seeking startups can collaborate using sputtered nanocarbon. For example:

  • Startups that are developing devices that incorporate electrodes
  • Startups that want to use nanocarbon as a coating for battery components
  • Startups that are interested in biocompatibility and can consider joint development with devices inside and outside the body
  • Startups that are conducting R&D on electrochemical measurement and have a need for a wider potential window, highly productive carbon film and ultra-flat carbon film etc.

We have collaborated and invested with startups in the past to co-develop new applications using our materials and technologies.

Startups meeting the criteria for potential collaboration would be involved in initial discussions with our Silicon Valley Office and relevant Technical Departments in Japan.

Deadline: January 5, 2021
Posted on: December 3, 2020
Location: E-meeting (WebEx, Skype, Zoom, etc.)
Key Words:

Our company supplies more than 13,500 products to various industries, such as optical films, adhesive tape, packaging materials and semiconductor-related materials based on our polymer film processing technologies. One of the main products is a transparent conductive film, which works as the touch sensor in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. This product is an organic film coated with ITO (Indium-Tin Oxide) thin film using a roll to roll sputtering process which is our core technology. We are one of the few companies that can produce a wide variety of films and various materials coated with inorganic and carbon etc. thin film on organic films in a large area with high quality.

"Sputtering nanocarbon” is an ultra-thin carbon with nano-scale flatness, and has various high properties in coatings and electrodes. It is also possible to form a film on organic materials such as PET and porous films.

  • Ultra-flat surface: Since it is formed by a sputtering process, it has nano-level flatness. For this reason, it is difficult for dirt to adhere to the electrode surface and easy to remove any dirt that might adhere. It also has abrasion resistance. In addition, Due to its high flatness, low noise can be achieved when used as an electrode.
  • Wide potential window: Since it has a wider potential window than conventional electrodes, it is possible to measure the concentration of various substances by electrochemical measurement, for example, biomolecules and heavy metals. In addition, because background noise can be suppressed, it is also excellent for high-sensitivity detection.
  • Biocompatibility: Since it is composed of carbon, a film that has a high affinity with living organisms.

We are seeking startups can collaborate using sputtered nanocarbon. For example:

  • Startups that are developing devices that incorporate electrodes
  • Startups that want to use nanocarbon as a coating for battery components
  • Startups that are interested in biocompatibility and can consider joint development with devices inside and outside the body
  • Startups that are conducting R&D on electrochemical measurement and have a need for a wider potential window, highly productive carbon film and ultra-flat carbon film etc.

We have collaborated and invested with startups in the past to co-develop new applications using our materials and technologies.

Startups meeting the criteria for potential collaboration would be involved in initial discussions with our Silicon Valley Office and relevant Technical Departments in Japan.

Application Requirements

In your response, please

  • Concisely what you offer & your match with the company above and their interest
  • Any relevant cases / customer stories (can indicate industry/size if not ready to go public)
  • Application Requirements

    In your response, please

    • Concisely what you offer & your match with the company above and their interest
    • Any relevant cases / customer stories (can indicate industry/size if not ready to go public)

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