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Latest update: 30/11/2016 18:09:26

Asahi Glass Plant Inc.

We have provided many hyper cryogenic reaction vessels and devices made of glass to major companies in Japan.

We are a manufacturer of physicochemical glass instruments and devices. We have been accumulating experience and know-how since our establishment in 1950. We make use of our experience and know-how to meet various customer needs for standard to customized products. We have provided our hyper cryogenic reaction vessels and devices made of glass to all of the top 10 companies in both the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in Japan. We have a total of 11 sales sites in Japan, including Tokyo and Osaka. We are rapidly establishing an in-house system for the overseas market by installing sites with full-scale expansion in mind.

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[Company strength]
Our company has sufficient equipment (more than 40 lathes) and engineers (more than 60) ready to manufacture small laboratory products and even large plant products 600 mm in diameter. We can consistently and continuously assist customers with small-scale research to large-scale production. The glass materials that we handle include borosilicate and also fused quartz. We can even propose equipment combined from two glass materials on request. Another of our advantages is our design and development team. It consists of more than 30 people ready for consultations about the design and development of glass products and also glass devices and processes. Naturally we accept orders even for a single piece.

[Business description]
Our company manufactures, imports, sells, and manages physicochemical glass instruments and devices. We have been brushing up our technical power for over 60 years, particularly in manufacturing physicochemical glass instruments. We make use of this technical power to provide physicochemical glass products with high accuracy and functionality to meet various orders, even including customization. We provide physicochemical equipment that mounts glass instruments for researchers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, new energy, and semiconductor fields. We design, develop, manufacture, sell, and maintain such equipment under an integrated system. We also manufacture, import, sell, and manage vacuum equipment and electronic automation devices and machines.

Physicochemical glass instrument and device manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our unique triple-tube reaction vessel with medium baffle is globally unparalleled. It has both visibility in a hyper cryogenic area and high heat exchange efficiency (three times that of our conventional products). This vessel enables efficient and accurate temperature control in a wide temperature range (-120 ºC to 250 ºC). It also enables a great reduction of the batch schedule including preparation (40% down from our conventional products). We can manufacture rotary evaporators as production equipment. These range from 10 L to 200 L, which is the world's largest capacity.

[Representative's message]
Physicochemical glass products and devices that are more enhanced and specialized are becoming more significant at chemical research, development, and production sites, which are becoming more enhanced, complex, and diversified. We hope to further evolve our accumulated manufacturing technology together with our customers and provide unique products that meet the needs of each researcher in more fields and industries. We are now rapidly making preparations such as site establishment to further spread our physicochemical glass products to overseas markets. These unique, Made-in-Japan products are highly appreciated overseas.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We visit major users and universities directly from our 11 sites in Japan (Kumamoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Ehime, Fukuoka, Hiroshima × 2, and Yamaguchi × 2). We have an overseas sales department at the Kumamoto head office for marketing outside Japan. It assists overseas group companies with activities and support for overseas users. Our support is available in English and Korean. We are planning to employ more global resources in future.

[Market share/Ranking]
We have the largest volume of shipments in Japan for hyper cryogenic reaction vessels and devices made of glass. Our products have been provided to all of the top 10 companies in the chemical industry in Japan. We have provided our products to 100% of the top 10 pharmaceutical manufacturers in Japan and 35% of the top 20 pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide. Our total of glass plant product exports is the largest among Japanese manufacturers.

[Awards and media coverage]

The Chemical Daily, Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun, Ariake Shimpo, and Kumamoto Keizai.

ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008, and Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program certification.

[Joint research and development]
Kansai University, establishment of efficient extraction method for capsaicin (since 2014) and buildup of a recycling process for waste hydrofluoric acid (since 2014). Kobe University, development of uses for an agitator with a filter (since 2014); etc.

[Factory (domestic)]
Kumamoto, Hiroshima

[Other sites]
Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Ehime, Fukuoka

[Transaction form]
Direct transactions and transactions through agencies and sales stores (both in Japan and abroad).

[Transaction terms]
Upon consultation based on our terms and conditions.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Trading Corporation, Idemitsu Electronic Materials Korea Ltd., and Micron Memory Japan, Inc.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Zhongtian Technology Fine Material Co., DGMIF Gaia Science Pte. Ltd., Beijing SMS Instructions & Equipment Co., Teijing Polycarbonate Singapore Pte. Ltd.

[Exhibition History/Information]
Exhibition information in 2015
[In Japan]
(1) Interphex Osaka 2015: February 24 to 26 (INTEX Osaka).
(2) Photonix 2015: April 8 to 10 (Tokyo Big Sight).
(3) CPhI Japan 2015: April 22 to 24 (Tokyo Big Sight).
(4) INCHEMTOKYO 2015: November 25 to 27 (Tokyo Big Sight).
[Outside Japan]
(1) The 249th American Chemical Society National Exposition: March 22 to 24 (USA).
(2) ACHEMA: June 15 to 19 (Frankfurt, Germany).

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Kyushu Head Office, SMRJ