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Latest update: 09/08/2019 16:04:37

I. S. T. Corporation

We are an R&D company proposing functional material products that are not available from other companies.

Our company independently designs and manufactures various functional material products that are not available from other companies, for a variety of fields. These include critical components for OA equipment (polyimide toner fusing belts and intermediate transfer belts for copiers and laser printers), and various polyimide and non-inflammable functional fiber products. Our toner fusing tubes for OA equipment are mounted on more than 40% of the world’s black-and-white laser printers. We are an R&D manufacturer, and about one-third of our staff are engaged in R&D and technical development.

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[Company strength]
We are an R&D manufacturer, and have about one-third of our staff engaged in R&D and technical development. We make use of our unique compounding, coating, heating, and synthesizing technologies to develop new polymer materials and functional parts based on them. We are extending our business to handle from raw materials to assembly in a wide range of fields from OA equipment, aircraft, and construction to electrical and electronics. We design, develop, and install everything ourselves to protect our know-how, including trial products, production equipment, and inspection devices. This is also one of our great advantages.

[Business description]
Our company develops and manufactures many kinds of products that are not available from other companies, for a variety of fields. These include critical components for OA equipment and various functional material products. Our components for OA equipment include polyimide toner fusing belts and intermediate transfer belts for copiers and laser printers. Our functional material products include various polyimide products such as Pyre-ML polyimide varnish, SKYBOND, DREAMBOND Li-ion battery binder, transparent polyimide film, SKYBOND Foam polyimide foam, and RTM polyimide resin. They also include incombustible products such as functional fiber products (ISTFLON), wear-resistant sewing thread, interior finishing wallpaper, sound-absorbing panels, and sound-absorbing wall systems.

[Industry]
Functional member, functional resin, and functional composite material R&D and manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
We develop various technologies to develop functional materials that are not available from other companies. These include the following products.
Baking aramid fiber that withstands 300 ºC or higher temperatures or 4polytetrafluoroethylene resin on silicon with 327 ºC or higher heat rubber to form films.
Compounding fluororesin with glass fiber, etc.
Forming polyimide resin with 400 ºC heat resistance and excellent mechanical characteristics into seamless tubes and belts.
Synthesizing and modifying various kinds of polyimides (transparent, bonding, foaming, etc.).
Compounding polyimide resin with carbon fiber, etc.
Molding, coating, laminating, or bonding silicone rubber, fluororesin, polyimide resin, etc.


[Representative's message]
Our company develops and sells new technologies for specific customers. These products have high added value and employ new functional materials that are not available from other companies. Our technologies and products are highly appreciated and gaining trust in various fields. We now offer many functional materials. We are searching for and developing new application fields for our products, which are now at work in different fields. We will find new customer needs and develop new materials to meet them while proposing materials to such new fields.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Most of the sales channels our company is developing are direct. We have a customer support center at our Tokyo sales office to gain new customers and develop new sales channels. We are marketing our products to America and Europe through our USA branch in New Jersey. We have consigned sales to Sakane Sangyo Co., Ltd. to cover Hong Kong, China, and the USA as well as Japan.

[Market share/Ranking]
Our toner fusing tubes for OA equipment are mounted on more than 40% of the world’s black-and-white laser printers. Our intermediate transfer belts rank second in the industry. We also have many products that are unique in the industry.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs to Sustain the Japan of Tomorrow (2006); Shiga CSR Management Grand Award from Shiga Prefecture (2010).

[Media]
Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, "Foam Polyimide" (March 9, 2012); Nikkei Shimbun, "Kigyo no Kiseki" (August 6, 2012); Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, "Transparent Polyimide Film" (October 18, 2012); The Chemical Daily, "RTM Polyimide Resin" (January 29, 2014); etc.


[Authorization/Certification]
Certificate NM-0182 from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for incombustible materials (incombustible wallpaper), etc.

[Joint research and development]
We possess many registered or pending patents with regard to incombustible functional fibers, polyimide toner fusing tubes, and polyimide resins.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Our company directly provides toner fusing tubes and intermediate transfer belts to major OA equipment manufacturers. We used to provide incombustible sewing thread to the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, and we now provide them to bag filter manufacturers both directly and indirectly. Our incombustible interior materials (wallpaper, sound-absorbing panels, and wall furnishing systems) are indirectly delivered to acoustic facilities including NHK, Nintendo head office studio, FM Osaka, JR Shinkansen, SONY, and hospitals.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
We provide Pyre-ML polyimide varnish both directly and indirectly to electric wire (magnet wire) manufacturers. We indirectly provide SKYBOND to Boeing for their aircraft.

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Kansai Head Office, SMRJ
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