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We produce formaldehyde measuring instruments based on unique technology.
Our Yanagisawa sensor for formaldehyde and emission measuring instruments are the only products in the world capable of quantitatively measuring formaldehyde emissions on-site. This measuring technology is simple, but it has realized a high correlation with official analytical methods. Our products are used for quality management at factories and measurement at schools or homes, and are also exported to other countries. We developed a Raman enhancing reagent to detect illegal drugs at customs inspections. This reagent is capable of amplifying optical signals of low-sensitivity Raman spectroscopy by 10,000 to 1,000,000 times. It is applicable to the quantitative evaluation of trace substances. We have many unique technologies.
[Company strength] Our Yanagisawa sensor for formaldehyde and emission measuring instrument are the only products in the world that can perform non-destructive on-site quantitative evaluation of formaldehyde emissions. This measuring technology is simple, but it has realized a high correlation with official analytical methods. Our Raman enhancing reagent is world’s only liquid reagent that can reinforce the optical signals of a low-sensitivity Raman spectroscope 10,000 to 1,000,000 times to quantitatively evaluate traces. We have been able to continuously reduce background noise at the manufacturing site we opened in February 2014. We confirmed responses of 50 nM to 500 µM from standard substances. We also developed a desktop DLC film deposition device for DLC. This is the world’s only device that can deposit film at room temperature to 40ºC. These are unique technologies. [Business description] Our Yanagisawa sensor for formaldehyde and emission measuring instruments locate a source of formaldehyde generation and measure its emission. Our products are used for quality management at factories and measurement at schools or homes, and are also exported to other countries. We developed a Raman enhancing reagent to detect illegal drugs at customs inspections, and we prepared manufacturing facilities for its stable mass production in February 2014. This was done with the receipt of a Monozukuri craftsmanship subsidy. We have been conducting R&D on room-temperature deposition technology for diamond-like carbon (DLC) for over 10 years since our establishment as Fukuwauchi Technology. We developed compact desktop equipment and started clinical testing at a denture materials manufacturer in October 2013. We are conducting R&D on fluorescent diamond nanoparticles and electrostatic actuators (artificial muscles) in this industry-university collaboration. [Industry] Business-use machine and instrument manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] Our desktop DLC film deposition device is based on the inverter-plasma CVD method. Our device can modify resin surfaces by making the most of the advantage of room-temperature deposition. DLC film deposition (thin carbon film that is harmless to the human body) on acryl-resin teeth prevents monomer elution and makes the teeth smooth and less susceptible to retaining odors. Technology we have repeatedly improved in recent years involves a low-vacuum inverter power supply type that has a strong anchoring effect and excellent cost performance. In 2013 a total electron yield test concluded that our DLC was a very unique sp3-rich film close to an organic polymer and with a ratio of diamond crystals to graphite exceeding 90%. Our DLC was proven to flexible and tough enough to follow resin deflection. A clinical test also clarified overwhelming differences from conventional technologies in that our DLC prevents odors, plaque, and tartar. [Representative's message] Our company was founded in 2002 with investment from the former Nippon Petroleum Gas Co., Ltd. (now JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation). We have since conducted several R&D projects. Our company name derives from “strawberry.” This name makes an organic, healthy impression with our strawberry logo. Our company name is also an acronym of “Science Technology Research And Worldwide Betterment.” This expresses our wish to contribute to the world by reflecting the results of scientific and technical research in manufacturing. We will devote ourselves to business activities to contribute to people’s health and happiness. We hope to have win-win relationships with companies that can share our philosophy and values. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] We have staff in charge of new customers in the general affairs department to handle inquiries from major companies. The president and four directors handle technical consulting and directly visit customers as required to solve issues. We now have two English-speaking employees for overseas companies, but we will employ global staff for international logistics, accounting, and sales. [Market share/Ranking] Conventional surface modification technologies for dentures mainly consist of wet coatings that readily peel. Our diamond-like carbon (DLC) is a unique dry coating technology. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] One of the last nominees (13 companies) for The Tokyo Venture Technology Awards (Yanagisawa sensor for formaldehyde); Encouragement Award at the 17th Ota City New Product and New Technology Contest (Yanagisawa sensor for formaldehyde); Award of Excellence at the 20th Ota City New Product and New Technology Contest in 2009 (large inline DLC film deposition equipment). [Media] NHK "Tameshite Gatten;" TV Tokyo, "Gaia no Yoake;" radio program "Osawa Yuri's Nippon Genki Company" (all regarding our Yanagisawa sensor). World Business Satellite (regarding DLC and our Yanagisawa sensor). [Authorization/Certification] Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Community Rebirth Consortium Project: development of DLC coating with high processing efficiency. Ota Ward: approval to use the Ota Ward Industry-University R&D Support Facilities. Tokyo Metropolitan Government: approval based on the Act on Supporting Business Innovation of Small and Medium Enterprises, and Priority Strategic Project Support Program. [Joint research and development] Contract for joint research with Tokyo Institute of Technology (development of ultra-small electrostatic actuator, since 2008). Contract for joint patent application with the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Electrostatic Actuator and its Manufacturing Method, in 2013). Contract for joint research with The University of Electro-Communications (contract concerning DLC film formation by inverter plasma, from 2010 to 2011). Contract for joint research with The University of Electro-Communications (research on manufacturing nano-crystal diamond, since 2010). [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] License to Mitsubishi Corporation Plastics Ltd. for DLC (thin carbon coating for plastic containers), Panasonic Techno Trading Co., Ltd. (Yanagisawa sensor), Nissan Chemical Industries, Limited (Yanagisawa sensor), JFE Techno-Research Corporation (Yanagisawa sensor), The University of Tokyo (Yanagisawa sensor), Sunwave Corporation (Yanagisawa sensor), Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (Yanagisawa sensor), and the Central Customs Laboratory of the Ministry of Finance of Japan (Raman enhancing reagent). [Main Clients / Business History (overseas)] Korean company C&G Hi Tech. with investment by Nagase & Co., Ltd. (license for desktop deposition equipment for DLC dentures), Corny Tech in Korea (Yanagisawa sensor), IAQ Monitoring Instruments Ltd. in Taiwan (Yanagisawa sensor), and Shanghai Rundo Biotech Japan Co., Ltd. in China (Yanagisawa sensor).
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