Introduction of new technology with external collaboration
Challenge for whole new development
A new process that was not in conventional technologies was introduced with cooperation from device manufacturers.
We needed to pulverize grain shaped functional fillers and disperse them in adhesives to obtain stable quality during development of new products, however, we did not have the requisite know-how.
There are both cases where mixing may or may not be easily performed. Powders and a high viscosity liquids especially, were difficult to mix, and could not be dispersed uniformly. Non-uniformly dispersed powders that act as functional fillers may lead to unevenness in quality.
We created prototypes many times with a disperser/kneader manufacturer until we obtained an ideal state of dispersion.
It is important for the development of new products in the future that we cannot simply continue to stick to our existing technologies, but incorporate new technologies sought widely from outside of the company.