Japan

Control of materials

Water-absorbent film that prevents the adhesion of water droplets and ensures a clear view

Anti-fog film that achieves high water absorbency and hydrophilicity by treating the surface of a special film originally.

Direct film surface treatment

By treating the film surface directly and without a coating process, anti-fog performance is maintained for a long time. The surface treatment makes the film resistant to chemicals and allows it to maintain its anti-fog performance when cleaned with a neutral detergent or bleach.

Provides high gas barrier capability almost comparable to that of glass, preventing degradation of organic materials

This gas barrier film prevents the degradation of organic materials, eliminating the effects of even infinitesimal quantities of moisture and oxygen. Flexibility and barrier performance rivaling glass are combined using an organic/inorganic nano multilayer structure with a dense inorganic layer and protective organic layers that also provide flexibility.

Organic/inorganic nano multilayered structure
Functional Molecules Functional  Polymer High-precision Coating Technology Film Formation Technology

By combining organic and inorganic characteristics, this film maintains barrier function, preventing cracks and other damage to the inorganic layer.

Separates CO2 from mixed gas efficiently with low energy to produce purified natural gas

Employed in natural gas purification, this gas separation membrane utilizes the membrane separation method of separating a specific gas from mixed gases by using differences in the permeation rates of the different gasses. Compared to other separation methods (chemical absorption, physical absorption, etc.), this method makes it possible to reduce production facility size and energy cost.

Gas purification using a separation membrane
Functional Molecules Functional  Polymer High-precision Coating Technology Film Formation Technology

The partial pressure difference across the membrane causes gas permeation while allowing only the target gas across.

High-quality, mass-producible ion-exchange membrane based on proprietary technology that allows selective permeation of ions

Ion-exchange membrane selectively allows ions in solvents to pass through and is widely used in various applications, such as softening hard water; producing ultrapure water; extracting salt from seawater; and desalinating brackish water, seawater, industrial wastewater, and materials used in food processing. The ion-exchange membrane process exhibits superior maintenance and cost benefits compared to the ion-exchange resin process, which requires periodic renewal using salt and replacing resin.

New development in ion-exchange membrane technology
Film Formation Technology Functional Molecules Functional  Polymer High-precision Coating Technology Materials Chemistry

‘Brackish water’, which has a salinity between freshwater and seawater, is separated into saltwater and freshwater. It is used for the production of agricultural and drinking water in areas where freshwater is unavailable, such as remote islands and arid areas.

Skin care item containing effective nano-sized ingredients that can efficiently penetrate into the skin

Fujifilm’s proprietary nanotechnology is used to achieve stable high-density dispersion and high permeability to the stratum corneum in the delivery of human-type ceramides with the same structure as the moisturizing-component ceramides in the intercellular lipids of the stratum corneum. Use on the skin after facial cleansing and before applying skin lotions helps to maintain skin moisture levels by efficiently penetrating deep into the stratum corneum.

Proprietary nanotechnology
Functional Molecules Functional Polymer Redox Control Technology Nano Dispersion Technology Materials Chemistry

With easily crystallized ceramides produced at a minute size (approx. 20 nm) about one-tenth that of conventional ceramide molecules, dispersion is possible without using oils or emulsifiers.

Crocetin

Astaxanthin and Crocetin have been combined as functional substances

Food with functional claims that combines Astaxanthin for maintaining skin moisture and Crocetin derived from Gardenia for supporting healthy sleep by reducing the frequency of waking up at night and encouraging sound sleep until morning.

Astaxanthin
Functional Molecules Functional Polymer Redox Control Technology Nano Dispersion Technology Materials Chemistry

Astaxanthin is a red-colored carotenoid that is well-known for its anti-oxidation effect. It gives the red color to seafood such as salmon and shrimp.

Technology for delivering the amount of pharmaceutical compounds required to specific areas of the body

Our technology allows for encapsulation of various types of pharmaceuticals, such as small molecules and nucleic acids, to improve their stability in blood. The release rate from the liposome can be controlled in relation to the pharmaceutical as well as cellular uptake, depending on the target disease. Moreover, Fujifilm is capable of manufacturing a liposome on a commercial scale.

Functional Molecules Functional Polymer Redox Control Technology Nano Dispersion Technology Materials Chemistry

Based on proprietary aluminum surface processing technology that widens the range of aperture diameters and ratios

Fine porous aluminum foil offers a range of aperture diameters and ratios that were difficult to attain with conventional through-hole forming methods. Fujifilm’s method allows pore formation on 10- to 50-µm thick foil, facilitating the provision of materials tailored to specific purposes and applications.

Through-hole sizes are adjustable*1
Aperture diameter: 10 μm to several tens μm
Aperture ratio: approx. 50% or les

  • *1 Range of adjustment depends on foil thickness.
Aluminum reduction oxidation (ARO) technology
Redox Control Technology High-precision Forming Technology Materials Chemistry

Cylindrical through-holes can be formed on aluminum foils by applying redox reactions to selectively etch specified areas. Provides control over aperture diameter and ratio and ensures stable pore density.

Supporting the early commercialization of products using water-based coating and melt film forming

Fujifilm’s Contract Development and Manufacturing Service leverages comprehensive capabilities achieved through the development and manufacture of its photographic and functional films. The service contributes to addressing customer manufacturing challenges such as mass production, higher product quality, and quicker commercialization.

Environmentally sound water-based coating
Film Formation Technology High-precision Coating Technology Materials Chemistry

Fujifilm manufactures environmentally sound functional films in roll form using a water-based coating method that does not require organic solvents.

Fujifilm’s proprietary technologies have achieved high curability, water-solubility, stability and safety, the same as offered by solvents

Fujifilm unique technologies have achieved the properties that could not be realized by conventional means: high UV-curability, water-solubility, stability, and safety.

Curing property evaluation

Highly polymerizable property with less influence of polymerization inhibition caused by oxygen compared to commercial tetrafunctional acrylate monomers.