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FINETECH JAPAN Keynote Session

FTJ-K Dec. 2 (Wed)   15:15  -  16:00

Drawing the Future with Printed OLED - Challenge of JOLED

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Tadashi Ishibashi Representative Director and President, JOLED Inc.

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The OLED started to penetrate to the market as a next generation display. JOLED specializes in research and development of the printing method and started the production of medium-sized high resolution OLED in 2017. JOLED hopes, with its proprietary printed OLED technology, to bring an innovation to the OLED manufacturing and to create the new display era.

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Mr. Ishibashi assumed the position of President of JOLED in June 2018. Before that, he was Div. Manager of Manufacturing & Product Technology Development in Ishikawa Technology Development Center. Before transferred to JOLED in 2015, he was head of OLED Display Technology Development Section at Sony Corp.

FINETECH JAPAN Special Session

FTJ-S1 Dec. 3 (Thu)   11:45  -  12:30

JDI Growth Strategy

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Minoru Kikuoka President and Representative Executive Officer, CEO Japan Display Inc.

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The society is greatly changing to new normal lifestyles with Covid-19, we aim for sustainable growth by further applying LTPS TFT technology and portfolio transformation targeting the healthcare markets and others by capturing the changes as new business opportunities.

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Graduated from the University of Tokyo's faculty of Law in 1986, LL.M. (Master of Law), Harvard Law School in 1991. Joined Japan Display Inc., 2017, Representative Director and President, CEO in 2019 Sept. enforced of the restructure and financing more than 100 billion yen, President and Representative Executive Officer, CEO in Aug. 2020.

FTJ-S2 Dec. 4 (Fri)   11:45  -  12:30

Electronic Displays -the Greatest Driving Force in the Post COVID-19 Economy-

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Wataru Izumiya President, Sangyo Times, Inc.

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COVID-19 has significantly impacted the economy, causing a 5% decline in growth in the 2020 global GDP according to the IMF. Considering the 0.1% decline that the 2008 financial crisis caused, the economic recession that we are experiencing now is taking place on an unprecedented scale. Despite all this, the semiconductor industry is growing in a winner-take-all way, taking advantage of the growing demand for teleworking, data centers, 5G, next-generation automobiles and so on. In addition, the IMF expects the global economy to improve quickly in 2021 due to a reactionary increase in consumption, resulting in growth of 5 to 6%. Electronic displays had been temporarily affected due to significantly weakening demand for smartphones. Even so, the display market will enter a new era of development in 2021, reflecting growth of high-end PC sales, demands for smart cities and next-generation automobiles and the quick penetration of healthcare devices. Based on the expectation that the post COVID-19 global economy will be driven by electronic devices such as semiconductors and displays, the speaker will share the main points of production, capital investment and technology development regarding displays, including workstyle reforms, based on his most recent reporting.

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Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, and graduated from Chuo University's Faculty of Law. He joined Sangyo Times, Inc. in 1977 and was assigned as a semiconductor business reporter. Being at the forefront of semiconductor journalists for more than 30 years, he is the most experienced reporter in his field in Japan. He is President and CEO of Sangyo Times, Inc. and Vice-Chairman of Nippon Electronic Device Industry Association (NEDIA).

FINETECH JAPAN Technical Conference

FTJ-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   10:00  -  10:45

FPD Industry Outlook

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Yasuo Nakane Global Head of Technology Research / Senior Analyst, Equity Research Dept., Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

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For large FPDs, Chinese manufacturers have been aiming to dominate the LCD industry, and Korean makers have been looking to transition to OLED and microLED. For small and medium FPDs, Samsung Display has overwhelmed its rivals given the shift to OLED, but Chinese companies have been catching up. To better understand the direction of the overall FPD industry, we analyze the value chain, from both a geographic and technology standpoint.

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Covered non-listed and venture forms at Daiwa Institute of Research from 1991. In 1997 covered the Taiwanese and Chinese electronics industries at the Taipei branch of Daiwa Institute of Research. In 2001 joined Deutsche Securities and Covered the consumer electronics, FPD, and Asian electronics industries. In 2015 joined Mizuho Securities as Global Head of Technology Research.

FTJ-2 Dec. 2 (Wed)   11:45  -  12:30

OLED Market Overview

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Yoshio Tamura Co-Founder and President of Asian Operations, DSCC

*Please note that the speaker's job title has been changed as above as of September 7th.

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1) Foldable OLED Market (Product Roadmap, Panel/Component Technology) 2) OLED Investment 3) OLED Capacity Forecast 4) OLED Panel Demand Forecast (TV, Smartphone, Notebook PC, Smart Watch etc. ) 5) Smartphone LCD/OLED Demand Forecast (By Brand, By Panel Supplier) 6) OLED Fab Utilization and Supply/Demand Forecast by Rigid/Flexible 7) OLED Panel/Key Components Technology

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Yoshio Tamura is Co-Founder and President of Asian Operations at DSCC and more than 25-year veteran of display market research and consulting and is one of the foremost authorities on the display market and its supply chain. He joined DisplaySearch in 2000 as Senior Vice President and Founder of DisplaySearch Asia.
After The NPD Group acquired DisplaySearch in 2005, he acquired the title of SVP and Fellow. After IHS acquired DisplaySearch in 2014, he became a Senior Director within the Display Technology Group.

FTJ-3 Dec. 2 (Wed)   13:30  -  14:15

China's Influence on the FPD Market and Technology Trends

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Charles Annis Practice Leader Displays Omdia

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China now accounts for 70% of LCD capacity and 35% of OLED capacity. This presentation evaluates how Chinese manufacturers were able to achieve such a dominant position, China's role in shaping the current FPD market, and analyzes the growing technology prowess of Chinese makers.

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Charles Annis leads the Manufacturing, Technology, Components and Cost Teams within Omdia's flat panel display research group. Annis previously held management positions at IHS Markit, and Display Search before they were integrated into Omdia. Before that he worked at Photon Dynamics (now part of Orbotech), a leading FPD equipment maker, and Samco International in Kyoto. He holds a master's degree from Ryukoku University and a bachelors' degree from Pomona College.

FTJ-4 Dec. 3 (Thu)   10:00  -  10:45

Current Status and Future of Printed OLED: Focusing on JOLED Activities

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Jiro Yamada Senior Technical Expert, Technology Development Div., JOLED Inc.

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Printing OLED is an innovative method that enables maskless, RGB separate deposition in the atmosphere, and has been developed for many years. JOLED has succeeded in commercializing the printing method OLED for the first time in the world. In this seminar, the advantages, issues, and future of the printing method, focusing on JOLED activities.

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Graduated from the Dept. of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University in 1988. Joined Sony Corp., engaged in materials, devices, process development, and optical design for new displays such as FEDs. He has been engaged in the device development and optical design of organic EL displays since 1999. Achieved commercialization of the world's first top-emission 3.8inches AMOLED in 2004, the world's first 11inches OLED TV in 2007 and micro-OLED on Si for HMD in 2011. Also promoted next-generation display development as Chief Distinguished Engineer.
Joined JOLED Inc. in 2015, developed optical design for printing, and commercialized the world's first printing OLED in 2017.

FTJ-5 Dec. 3 (Thu)   13:30  -  14:15

OLED Technology Trends That LG Display Describe

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Haruhisa Iida Team Leader, Technology Team, LG Display Japan Co., Ltd.

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LG Display continued to research and develop OLEDs with high image quality, thinness, and lightness, and succeeded in commercializing the world's first large OLED for TV. In this seminar, we will focus on the high performance and functionality for the next-generation OLEDs.

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April 2012 Joined LG Display and engaged in research and development of display panels
July 2017 Director, Display Laboratory, LG Japan Lab Inc.
July 2019 Team Leader, Technical Team, LG Display Japan Co., Ltd.

FTJ-6 Dec. 3 (Thu)   15:15  -  16:00

The Cutting Edge of Touch Sensor for Automotive -- Fusion of "Function" and "Decoration" --

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Jun Sasaki Senior Manager, Technology and Business Development Mobility Business Unit, Nissha Co., Ltd.

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Nowadays, along with being the diversified automotive interior space which are result of demands for high "safety" and "comfortableness", automotive have been desired to have a large -screen to display the information that keeps increasing and the seamless curved shape which the designability is not spoiled. Trends and technologies related to automotive HMI will be discussed in this report, from the function and decoration point of view.

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Apr. 2013-present NISSHA Co., Ltd. - Industrial Materials (Field Application Engineer)
Apr. 1998-Mar. 2013 ROHM Co., Ltd. -LSI R&D (electric circuit engineer)
Mar. 1998; Master of Engineering , AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY, Tokyo, Japan

FTJ-7 Dec. 4 (Fri)   10:00  -  10:45

Bringing New Dimensions to Display with LCD Innovation

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Kiyoshi Minoura Deputy General Manager, Head of Next Generation Technology Development Unit, Next Generation Technology Development Unit, Development Group, Sharp Display Technology Corp.

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As OLEDs have been widely applied and assuming greater prominence, LCD needs to rebuild its new strategy for survival. Watching the current market, expected expansion of OLEDs applications is slowing down due to revealing technical difficulty. LCDs are gaining new areas of applications as well as steadily expanding market thanks to new technology innovation. In this presentation, we will introduce the new innovation strategy to expand LCD dimensions.

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In 1997, graduated from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering and joined Sharp Corp. In 2010, obtained a Ph.D. from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Engaged in the development of reflective liquid crystal displays, ultra-low reflection films "moth-eye films", new liquid crystal modes, and new optical materials. From July 2018, in charge of overall small and medium-sized panel technology development at the current position.

FTJ-8 Dec. 4 (Fri)   13:30  -  14:15

JDI Healthcare Products and Technology Development

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Masuki Mizutani Head of Div. New Business Development Div. Japan Display Inc.

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JDI introduces new products to develop the healthcare market.

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Graduated from Mie University's Faculty of Engineering in March 1991. Joined Seiko Epson Corp. in April of the same year. After working at Sony Mobile Display Corp., he has been involved in business management of automotive at Japan Display Inc. since 2012. In 2017, he has been involved in the creation of new businesses at the Automotive Industrial Company, the Div. Manager of the Automotive Industrial Div. 2 in 2019, and the New Business Development Div. from 2020.

FTJ-9 Dec. 4 (Fri)   15:15  -  16:00

Latest Technology Trend in Car-mounted Display Cover Glass

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Shiro Funatsu Director, Technology Management Div., In-Vehicle Design Glass Div., Mobility General Div., Automotive Company, AGC Inc.

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In response to CASE trend, in-vehicle design has been dramatically changing and requires advanced safety and design following capability. In this conference, AGC presents its development strategy on glass forming and manufacturing technology to follow the future in-vehicle design trend and customers' requirements.

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Graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University and joined AGC Inc. Engaged in development of glass production technologies and advanced glass electronics technologies in Central Research Center. Initiated AGC's open innovation activities in Europe from 2013 to 2017. Took the lead of new business creations, enhance conventional business fields, and development strategy planning as a team leader of glass production process development from 2017 to 2020. From 2020, manage the development of automotive display cover glass as a Director of Technology Management Div., In-Vehicle Design Glass Division, Automotive Company.

Laser and Photonics Expo Keynote Session

Laser-K Dec. 3 (Thu)   13:30  -  14:15

Changes and Future of Laser Processing Technology

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Volker Jacobsen President, Representative Director, TRUMPF Corp.

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Lasers have come to be used in a very wide range of fields, even less than 60 years after the invention, and the applications are still expanding. In this lecture, I will introduce the history of laser technology and the technological trends that are expected in the future, from high-power lasers to ultra-short pulse lasers.

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I joined TRUMPF, a German manufacturer of lasers and machine tools, in 2014 as a managing director in the EUV laser business for semiconductor manufacturing before moving to Japan in 2018. Prior to TRUMPF, I have studied physics, pursued his Phd in nano-materials and worked 8 years at an international management consulting firm.

PLASTIC EXPO Keynote Session

PLA-K Dec. 2 (Wed)   11:45  -  12:30

Plastics Industry Outlook and Sumitomo Chemical's Initiatives

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Tatsuhiro Nagamatsu Associate Officer, Research Director of Petrochemicals Research Lab., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

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Plastics are a useful material that supports people's lives. Meanwhile, spent plastics have caused global environmental problems such as marine plastics pollution. Sumitomo Chemical has defined the mitigation of environmental impact as one of its high-priority issues, dedicating to the development of technologies to help reduce, reuse and recycle plastics.

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He has been in charge of the Petrochemicals Research Lab. as Associate Officer of the Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. since 2019. He has been Research director of the Lab. since 2015. He is affiliated with Functional Development Lab., Plastic Development Center, Petrochemical Lab., Advanced Materials Research Lab., and is mainly engaged in research and development on polyolefin resins.

PLASTIC EXPO Technical Conference

PLA-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   13:30  -  14:15

Resin Materials for 5G Telecommunication

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Masao Tomikawa Director, Research & Development Div., Toray Industries, Inc.

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Low dissipation loss materials at millimeter wavelength band for 5G telecommunication system will be explained from material design. In addition, Toray group's 5G related materials will be introduced.

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He joined Toray Industries Inc. since 1986, and qualified Research fellow at 2007, then assumed a director at 2020. He obtained his BS and MS degree from The University Tokyo, Engineering Doctor's degree (Ph.D.) at Tokyo Institute Technology. He is a fellow of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan from 2019. He awarded from The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education (2019), obtained outstanding award from the Photopolymer Science and Technology (2020), The Chemical Society Japan (2007) and The Society of Polymer Science Japan (1991), and Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation for unique Patent, Awards for Science and Technology from The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education.

PLA-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   13:30  -  14:15

KURARAY's Challenge to Innovation for the Future Mobility

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Masaki Okubayashi Manager, Marketing Group, Corporate Management Planning Office, Kuraray Co., Ltd.

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Even in the "New Normal" era, Kuraray Group, with its corporate mission "For people and the planet--to achieve what no one else can", shall keep challenging to create new value with customers. We propose solutions based on our proprietary technologies.

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2004 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd. and engaged in R&D of dental materials.
2011- Engaged in development, sales and market development of engineering plastics for automobiles.
2020- Present, in charge of corporate marketing.

PLA-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   13:30  -  14:15

Development of Cycloolefin Polymer

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Takashi Houkawa General Manager, Specialty Plastics Lab., Research & Development Center, Zeon Corp.

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Cycloolefin polymer (COP) is a saturated hydrocarbon polymer with alicyclic side chain. Unique characteristics of COP has been utilized in the fields of optical parts, display panel materials, pharmaceutical, bio applications and semiconductor containers. In this presentation, we will introduce examples of crystalline COP with high heat resistance.

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1996/3 Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology
1996/4 Joining Zeon Co., Ltd. , consistently engaged in the development of cycloolefin polymers.
2018/10 General Manager, Specialty Plastics Lab, Research & Development Center.

FILM EXPO Keynote Session

FILM-K Dec. 2 (Wed)   10:00  -  10:45

Toyobo Film Business Strategies

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Chikao Morishige Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head, Films and Functional Materials Solutions Div., Toyobo Co., Ltd.

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Toyobo has been providing a PET film made from bio-based material and the one using 80% of post-consumer PET bottles. Besides Toyobo is proposing a film waste reduction by technologies of strengthening and down-gauging of the film, with the prospect of smaller environmental burden. In the future Toyobo will extend its technologies to a wider range of applications such as electronics and displays other than the present packaging application.

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1983-Graduated from Kyoto Institute of Technology
1983-Joined Toyobo (Toyo Boseki Co., Ltd.)
2020-Senior Managing Executive Officer
Experienced film business over 35 years.

FILM EXPO Technical Conference

FILM-1 Dec. 3 (Thu)   15:15  -  16:00

Latest Optical Film Design and Property Based on Display Usage

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Yoshitsugu Kitamura General Manager, Quality Management Dept.1, Quality Management Div., Information Fine Materials Sector, Nitto Denko Corp.

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Depending on the usage of display, like TV, smartphone and automotive, demand of property for optical materials is diversified. I will introduce the point of optical materials design for each application.

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After graduate Kobe Univ. in 2002 March, had joined to Nitto. Have been belonged to R&D Div. and engaged in development of small and medium size display polarizer and launched several polarizer for smartphone and automotive usage. From 2010, engaged in technical sales and marketing.

FILM-2 Dec. 4 (Fri)   10:00  -  10:45

Current Status of Industrial Films in Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

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Masaaki Mori General Manager, Industrial & Medical Films Dept., Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

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This session introduces technological trends and topics of a variety of industrial and medical films including the positioning of High Performance Films business domain, core technology which is the foundation of our films, starting from the corporate overview such as Mitsubishi Chemical's corporate philosophy and vision.

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Joined Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. in April 1986. In 2013, Director, Film Dept. After the integration into Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. in 2017, General manager of Acrylic Films Dept. Then General manager of Industrial and Medical Films Dept and now since 2019.

FILM-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   15:15  -  16:00

Fluorochemicals & 5G Communications

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Masami Kato Manager, Marketing Dept., Chemicals Div., Daikin Industries, Ltd.

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In developing 5G technology for high-speed, large-capacity communication, there is increasing interest in fluoropolymer which have the characteristics of low dielectric constant and low dielectric loss tangent, and have low transmission loss.
This time, we will introduce the unique characteristics of the fluoropolymer, application examples, and topics.

METAL EXPO Keynote Session

METAL-K Dec. 2 (Wed)   10:00  -  10:45

Development of All-solid-state Battery Aiming at Practical Application

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Kiyotaka Yasuda Executive Officer,
Deputy Senior General Manager of Business Creation Sector,
Senior General Manager of R&D Center,
Business Creation Sector, Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.

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Mitsui Kinzoku has been developing a wide range of functional materials/electronic materials/metal smelting including ultra thin copper foil for printed wiring boards, exhaust gas purification catalysts for automobiles, and ultrafine copper powder for MLCCs, etc. In this take, we will refer to our material development status of all-solid-state batteries expected as next-generation batteries.

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Mar.1988: M.S. in Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Apr.1988: Joined Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
Dec.1993: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Kiel University, Germany
Apr.2016: Senior General Manager of R&D Center
Apr.2017: Executive Officer
Apr.2020-: Executive Officer, Deputy Senior General Manager of Business Creation Sector

METAL EXPO Technical Conference

METAL-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   11:45  -  12:30

Explanation About Antimicrobial Properties of Copper and Copper-alloy, and MMC-developed Copper-alloy Products

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Toshikazu Tsurumaru Manager, Sales Dept. 3, Sales Div., Copper & Copper Alloy Business Unit, Mitsubishi Materials Corp.

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Antimicrobial and antiviral properties of copper and copper alloy are not widely recognized. Explanation about those superior characteristics will be provided with supplementary data. In addition, MMC-developed copper alloy with discoloration resistant and antimicrobial properties, and its installation examples, suggested application will be introduced.

METAL-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   13:30  -  14:15

The AM Journey to Serial Production Using Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology

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Hitoshi Sakai Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Engineering Div., NTT DATA XAM Technologies Corp.

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It is necessary to consolidate the quality certification system in order to apply the technology of Additive Manufacturing to mass production parts. Now, unfortunately, we can not say the quality certification system standardization like ISO is enough, and that is the major obstacle for applying this technology to mass production. Today I will introduce how we apply Metal AM technology to mass production while explain our quality certification system.

METAL-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   11:45  -  12:30

Development of High Entropy Alloys (BioHEAs) for Biomedical Applications

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Takayoshi Nakano Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

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BioHEAs are specifically designed High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) for biomedical applications. In 2016, our group proposed a novel TiNbTaZrMo HEA and demonstrated its attractive potential for a new class of metallic biomaterials due to its excellent mechanical properties and biocompatibility. In my presentation, the strategies of design and development of BioHEAs will be introduced.

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1992 Master degree in Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 1996 Ph.D. in Osaka University. 2008-present Professor of Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. 2020-present Director and Professor, Osaka University Anisotropic Design and AM Research Center.

CERAMICS EXPO Special Session

CERA-S Dec. 3 (Thu)   10:00  -  10:45

Vision for the Future Fine Ceramics Industry and the Status of Examinations for the Material Strategy

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Takamasa Murakami Director, Materials Innovation Office, Material Industrial Div., Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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In this presentation, I will talk about the Vision for the Future Fine Ceramics Industry, which Japan holds a high share in the world. Also, I will report the status of examinations for the material strategy that strengthen the material innovation capability.

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March 2000 Graduated from School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
April 2000 Entered Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
July 2020 Director, Material Innovation Office, Material Industry Div., Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

CERAMICS EXPO Technical Conference

CERA-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   15:15  -  16:00

Ceramic Research Trends in US -Strength and Weakness in Ceramic Research of Japan-

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Tatsuki Ohji 2019-2020 President, The American Ceramic Society/ Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

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After introducing The American Ceramic Society and the recent ceramic research trends in US, this talk will discuss the strength and weakness in ceramic research of Japan, based on the difference in characteristics between US and Japanese researchers. The influence of the corona virus pandemic on the future materials research will be also addressed.

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Tatsuki Ohji is a Fellow of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, and President 2019-2020 of The American Ceramic Society. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The American Ceramic Society, ASM International, the Ceramic Society of Japan, and the European Ceramic Society and Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, his research interests include property characterization and microstructural design of ceramics, ceramic composites and porous materials.

CERA-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   11:45  -  12:30

Ceramic Electronic Components for 5G/Beyond 5G

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Tetsuya Kishino Senior Manager, RF Device Dept., Corporate R&D Group, Kyocera Corp.

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Various new technologies are required for the electronic components for the practical application of 5G and beyond 5G. In the lecture, we overview the innovative technologies for 5G and beyond 5G applications, especially focusing on RF SAW/BAW and LTCC filters.

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I joined Kyocera Corp. in 1993 and engaged in R&D of RF ceramic materials. After working on the fields of optical devices and RF-MEMS devices, I have been in charge of R&D of RF SAW and BAW filters since 2004.

CERA-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   13:30  -  14:15

Trend of the Initiative for Automated Driving System Realization

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Hiroshi Tanigawa General Manager, ITS Research Div., Japan Automobile Research Institute

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Sensors for obstacles detection, artificial intelligence, and high-speed communication technologies have evolved dramatically, and these technologies make automated driving application a reality. While automated driving applications could reduce traffic fatalities and resolve the shortage of drivers, there is concern over the safety of it. In this lecture, technical research and initiatives for practical application of automated driving will be introduced.

ADHESION AND JOINING EXPO Keynote Session

JOI-K Dec. 2 (Wed)   13:30  -  14:15

Adhesive Bonding -Key Joining Technology for the 21st Century

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Bernd Mayer Director, Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces, Fraunhofer IFAM

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An overview is provided outlining the state-of-the-art in industrial applications. Examples are given highlighting the benefits versus other joining techniques. Key aspects of current research activities are illustrated addressing challenges like production efficiency, testing and qualification as well as sustainability in a circular economy scenario.

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2017-2019: U Bremen Research Alliance, chairman of the non-university research institutes
2010-today: Director at Fraunhofer IFAM in Bremen (Germany) as well as professor for polymeric materials at the faculty of production engineering (University of Bremen)
2000-2010: Head of European product development automotive adhesives & sealants at Henkel KGaA (Germany)

ADHESION AND JOINING EXPO Technical Conference

JOI-1 Dec. 3 (Thu)   10:00  -  10:45

Dissimilar Joining Using Laser Arc Hybrid Welding

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Tetsuo Era General Manager, Welding Research Dept., Welding Products Div., Daihen Corp.

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The authors has achieved the tensile strength which realizes fractures at the base metal in the dissimilar material joining of hot-dip galvanized steel sheet (GI) and 6000 series aluminum alloy for the purpose of weight reduction in the automobile industry. This time, we introduce the inhibitory effect of intermetallic compounds using the pulsed laser on galvannealed steel sheets (GA) instead of the GI materials.

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Immediately after graduating from the dept. of Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Mie University (Master degree), Dr. Era joined DAIHEN Corp. in 1992. He has engaged in R & D of the new welding process and the new current waveform control of the welding power source. Doctor of Engineering from Osaka University in 2010. General Manager of Welding Research Dept., Welding Products Div. in 2017. Guest Professor and Vice Director of DAIHEN Welding and Joining Research Alliance Labs, Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University in 2019.

JOI-2 Dec. 4 (Fri)   13:30  -  14:15

Approach to Various Problems of Photo-curable Adhesives -- Difficult-to-bond Plastics, Coloring, Shrinkage Stress --

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Naoya Otsuki Assistant Coordinator, Technical Development Dept., Technical Marketing Div., R&D Group, ThreeBond Co., Ltd.

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Photo-curable adhesives are mature in terms of formulation. On the other hand, from the user's point of view, there is a difficulty in handling the adhesive, such as dealing with difficult-to-bond plastics, coloring the adhesive, and dealing with stress caused by shrinkage during curing. We describe our approach to these issues.

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Completed the graduate school of University of Hyogo in March 2006. April 2006 Joined ThreeBond Co., Ltd. After joining the company, he was in charge of electric manufacturers in the Chubu region at the Nagoya sales branch. From 2008, engaged in developing photo-curable adhesives for displays. In 2017, moved to the current department and engaged in basic examination of various adhesives.

JOI-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   15:15  -  16:00

Joining Technology Trends in the Automobile Industry

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Kouji Chiba Senior Engineer, Body and Closure Engineering Group, Body Engineering Dept., Platform & Vehicle Component, Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Recently, as the environment surrounding automobiles, there are stricter CO2 regulations and CASE. In order to respond to this, multi-material vehicle bodies that use lightweight materials in the right places are appearing. In this lecture, we will explain the trends of required joining technologies, joining methods corresponding to each material, and joining of dissimilar materials.

PAINT AND COATINGS EXPO Keynote Session

COAT-K Dec. 2 (Wed)   11:45  -  12:30

Challenge to Solve Social Issues of Nippon Paint Holdings Group

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Satoshi Nishimura Executive Officer, Div. Director, Research & Development, Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.

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Nippon Paint Holdings Group is the No.1 paint company group in Asia and has been a leader in the Japanese paint industry for nearly 140 years. We will introduce our challenge to solve various social issues by providing innovative solutions by maximizing the functions of paints through the integration of domestic and overseas technologies.

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Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Chuo University in March 1990, and joined Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. in April 1990. Engaged in product development and market introduction of coil coating paints and surface treatment agents.
Assumed the position of Executive Officer, and President of Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals Co., Ltd. in January 2018.
Assumed Executive Officer, and concurrently served as director of R&D division in January 2020.

PAINT AND COATINGS EXPO Technical Conference

COAT-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   15:15  -  16:00

Super High Transfer Efficiency (Air-less) Application for Body Paint

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Shinji Tani Group Manager, Surface Finishing & Plastics Engineering Dept., Vehicle PE Development Div., Toyota Motor Corp.

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Introduce the process of developing the new airless paint atomizer that uses static electricity instead of atomizing air for the vehicle body painting process.This can not only achieve high transfer efficiency but reduce the environmental impact due to make painting lines more compact in near future.

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I've joined Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. in 1992. After that, I was in charge of equipment planning and development related to paint process. After experiencing overseas assignments, etc., I'm in charge of current development work.

COAT-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   15:15  -  16:00

Antibacterial & Antivirus Functions of Our Shikkui Coatings

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Takahiro Higuchi Senior Manager, Decorative & Protective Tech. Dept. No.2, Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.

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Shikkui coating is a paint developed to make it easy to apply, which is a traditional Japanese material. Shikkui coating has various functions, antibacterial and antivirus functions have received a great deal of attention due to recent circumstances. We will explain the mechanism of them mainly.

COAT-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   15:15  -  16:00

ABB's Expertise and Digital Technologies for Paint Process Automation

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Shuichiro Nakajima President and Representative Director, Head of Robotics & Discrete Automation Business ABB K.K.

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ABB robotics is one of the technology leaders of paint process automation and its history reaches over 50 years. Our focus has been on auto sectors but nowadays, non-auto market is rising. Through this seminar, we introduce our expertise and latest technologies to give hints for successful robotization.

Cellulose Nanofiber Technical Conference

CNF-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   11:45  -  12:30

Practical Realization of Cellulose Nanofiber (CNF) Through All-Japan Effort

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Masaru Yokoyama Chairman, Nanocellulose Japan/ Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of Innovation Promotion Div., Oji Holdings Corp.

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High expectations are growing for practical application of CNF, not to mention technological development. In this talk, the activity of a new organization "Nanocellulose Japan (NCJ)" shall be introduced. NCJ is challenging for practical realization of cellulose nanofiber (CNF) via activities of three subcommittees: 1) development and dissemination of technology, 2) promotion of commercialization, and 3) standardization.

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After finishing Kyoto University Graduate School of Chemical Engineering in 1978, started a career in the R&D dept. of Matsushita Electric Works, Co., Ltd., and took charge of the intellectual property dept. in 2002.
Joined Oji Paper (current: Oji Holdings) as General Manager of Intellectual Property Dept. in 2012, assumed the current role of General Manager of Innovation Promotion div. (formerly R&D div.) in 2013, became a member of the Group Management Committee in 2015 and has held the present position of Senior Executive Officer since 2019.
Inducted as the first chairman of Nanocellulose Japan on April 1, 2020.

CNF-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   10:00  -  10:45

Recent Progress in Research and Technologies of Cellulose Nanofiber

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Akira Isogai Special Research Professor, Dept. of Biomaterials Science, The University of Tokyo

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Cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) have attracted much attention as new bionanomaterials produced from abundant and renewable plant resources. However, the production of CNFs is now low in quantity and correspondingly their prices are high, resulting in limitation of CNF application fields. The issues that we are facing in CNF applications are then summarized, and current domestic and international situations in research and development of CNFs are introduced.

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Dr. Isogai received his Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 1985, and then he spent one year at the Institute of Paper Chemistry, WI, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow. He became an Assistant Professor of the University of Tokyo in 1986, an Associate Professor in 1994, and a Professor of Department of Biomaterials Science, the University of Tokyo in 2003. He was appointed as a Special Research Professor of Cellulose Chemistry Laboratory, the University of Tokyo, from 2020.

CNF-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   10:00  -  10:45

Efforts for Home Appliance Recycling of Cellulose Fiber Composite Resin

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Shingo Hamada Staff Engineer, Manufacturing Innovation Div., Panasonic Corp.

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This seminar describes the efforts and challenges for recycling light and strong cellulose fiber composite resin, with low environmental impact, for home appliance recycling. In this talk, we will explain the technology for sorting and recycling cellulose fiber composite resin.

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In March 2013, completed graduate school at Miyazaki University.
Joined Panasonic Corp. Engaged in process technology development for home appliances recycling.
Since 2013, he has been in charge of the development of sorting technology for resin recycling, and continues to the present.

CNF-4 Dec. 4 (Fri)   11:45  -  12:30

New Functions of CNFs as Additives: Applied to Emulsifying and Dispersing

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Yohsuke Goi Specialist, Rheocrysta R&D Group, Life Sciences Supervisory Dept., R&D Headquarters, DKS Co., Ltd.

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Our product of CNFs has already been applied to ink of aqueous ball-point pen and cosmetics as rheology controlling agent. Recently we found our CNFs adsorb onto oils or fine particles. In this, we will introduce new functions of our CNFs as emulsifying and dispersing agent.

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After finishing Graduate School of Agriculture, Gifu University in 2006, started a career in the DKS Co. Ltd. as a researcher of CNFs. Ph. D. in Agriculture, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo (2019).

Materials Informatics Technical Conference

MI-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   13:30  -  14:15

Development of Data-driven Chemistry-basic of Informatics and the Application to Material Design

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Kimito Funatsu Professor, Dept. of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo/ Research Director, Professor, Data Science Center, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

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In past, forward prediction, namely evaluation of structure/material was possible. However, inversely proposal of structure/material with desired property was difficult. It has been understood that just this inverse analysis is most important issue which is required to data-driven chemistry. Furthermore, in order to efficiently cope with the subjects from what to make to hoh to make, strategic use of data and information just has been indispensable.

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1983 Doctor in Chemistry at Kyushu University (Doctor of Science)
2004 Full Professor of The University of Tokyo
2017 Research Director of Data Science Center, Nara Institute of Science and Technology.

MI-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   11:45  -  12:30

Materials Informatics Cases in Various Domains

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Mitsuru Irie Vice President, MI-6 Ltd.

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Recent years have seen an increase in the number of papers/reports where materials informatics (MI) is employed. In this seminar, we will discuss the current values and potential of MI with several cases that I have dealt with at MI-6 Ltd.

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He took the Master of Engineering in Bioinformatics from Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working at Mitsubishi Research Institute and an IT mobility company, he joined MI-6 in the founding period. As a co-founder and the head of data science team, he has lead dozens of projects to success.

MI-3 Dec. 3 (Thu)   13:30  -  14:15

A Role of Molecular Simulation in Materials Informatics

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Fumikazu Sato Material Science Dept., Molsis Inc.

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The importance of Materials Informatics (MI) which was started from Materials Genome Initiative in the United States is increasing in current materials research and development. In the presentation, a role of Molecular Simulation and its strength in Materials Informatics as data source will be introduced.

MI-4 Dec. 4 (Fri)   13:30  -  14:15

MI in an Electronics Company: Challenges and Expectations

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Hiroshi Mizuno General Manager, Digital Transformation, Applied Materials Technology Center, Technology Div., Panasonic Corp.

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The development of high-performance functional materials utilizing MI is also indispensable for electronics companies. I will introduce the issues and efforts occurred in our MI's approach in the actual development of inorganic materials. I also makes recommendations to the industry as a material user company.

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After earning the master's degree in electronics engineering from Osaka University in 1986, I joined Matsushita Electric Ind. Co., Ltd, which is now Panasonic. I had been in charge of development and commercialization of EDA tools, ARM micro-processors, system LSIs for mobile phones, and strategic planning of R&D. Since 2017, I have been responsible for launching in-house Materials Informatics.

CFRP/CFRTP Technical Conference

CFRP-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   10:00  -  10:45

Latest Technology and Application of Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

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Hiroshi Taiko General Manager, ACM Technology Dept., Toray Industries, Inc.

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CFRP is expanding in a wide range of industries due to their excellent properties. Along with this trend, the development of materials suitable for various demand and the evolution of molding processing technology has been remarkable. Also, recently the development of thermoplastic systems has been progressing. Introduce recent movements of material development and application expansion.

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In 1993, Graduated Hokkaido University of Master Degree and joined Toray Industries Inc. 2008, R&D team leader of CFRP for aerospace. 2017, GM of ACM (Advanced Composite Materials) Tech Dept. Aerospace Section. From 2019, GM of ACM Tech Dept.

CFRP-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   11:45  -  12:30

Current Status and Future of Pitch-based Carbon Fiber

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Tetsuya Yagi Manager, Carbon and Inorganic Chemistry Technologies Dept., Kagawa Plant, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

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Pitch-based carbon fibers can exhibit various characteristics and functions by a wide range of modulus due to the fiber crystal structures, are utilized in a variety of applications in society. We will explain the reasons for the characteristic physical properties and introduce their applications.

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Graduated from Tohoku University and joined Mitsubishi Chemical in 2001. Belonged to pitch-based carbon fiber plant in 2004 and engaged in production and engineering investigation.

CFRP-3 Dec. 4 (Fri)   11:45  -  12:30

Challenges and Prospects for Further Expansion of CFRP Market

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Yuji Kageyama Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology

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CFRP, which has been established in aircraft and sports, has come to be used not only in race cars but also in electric vehicles that are required to be lighter. However, it is not so popular. I would like to sort out why and discuss how to expand the CFRP market.

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After completed Master in Organic material engineering from Tokyo Tech, Prof. Kageyama joined Toyota Motor Company. At Toyota, he served in research and development of lightweight materials for automotive, development of lightweight bodies, unit materials, bioplastics, especially CFRP bodies, and then mass production technology development of CFRP body of Lexus LFA. And worked on hydrogen tank development. Currently, besides lectures, he also serves as a member of the ministries, local governments and a consultant for companies.

CFRP-4 Dec. 4 (Fri)   15:15  -  16:00

CFRP Applications for Vehicle Body

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Atsushi Mikuni Chief Professional Engineer, Advanced Body Technology Development Div., Toyota Motor Corp.

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In order to enhance vehicle performance, to furnish with the latest luxury and comfort equipment, and to electrify the powertrains, light-weighting become more and more important. This presentation will focus on lightweight technologies, the thinking behind the usage of FRP, application examples, and the outlook for the future.

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In Toyota, I have spent the majority of my company life dealing with weight reduction using low density multi materials such as Lexus LFA carbon monocoque development. Currently I am responsible for body structure and technologies development using aluminum and CFRP.

Bioplastic Technical Conference

BIP-1 Dec. 2 (Wed)   15:15  -  16:00

Development Trend and Characteristics of Biomass Plastics

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Kazue Ueda General Manager of Specialty Polymers Sales Dept., Plastics Div., Unitika Ltd.

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Biomass plastics, which do not rely on fossil resources for their raw materials, are attracting attention. It is important the balance performance and cost for practical use. I report on development trends and characteristics of what kind of biomass plastics are actually used for what purposes.

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Education: graduate Kobe University in 1986
Doctor of Engineering Kobe University in 1999.
Job history: 1989~ Research & development center Unitika Ltd.

BIP-2 Dec. 3 (Thu)   10:00  -  10:45

Life Cycle Thinking of Biomass-derived Plastics

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Yasunori Kikuchi Associate Professor Institute for Future Initiatives The University of Tokyo

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We will discuss the current status of the technologies and systems that comprise the life cycle of bioplastics (raw material procurement, resin production, use, recycling and disposal) based on Life Cycle Assessment to discuss the future prospects of bioplastics in contributing to sustainable development.

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Dr. Yasunori KIKUCHI is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Future Initiatives in the University of Tokyo. He is also the Director of the Presidential Endowed Chair for "Platinum Society" at the University of Tokyo. His research interests are in systems design and assessments in sustainability science where technology assessments are conducted on technoeconomic, socioeconomic, and sociotechnical aspects with municipalities and regional industries as transdisciplinary research. Biomass-derived chemical production is one of the case studies conducted by his group.

BIP-3 Dec. 3 (Thu)   15:15  -  16:00

Bioplastics, to Be a Key Material of Circular Society

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Hiroshi Sano Adviser to General Manager, Advanced Polymers Planning Dept., Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

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During the last three quarters of the century, plastics have been used for our good lives. However, in considering resource and environmental issues, the existence of plastics are being questioned again. In this talk, I would like to introduce that bio-plastics can help create the circular society as economy and society move in circular-oriented direction.

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In 1988, received a Ph.D. in plant biotechnology from the Graduate School of Agriculture at the University of Tsukuba.
In 1990, joined Mitsubishi Kasei Corp. (the predecessor of Mitsubishi Chemical) in advanced use and improvement of crops, after being a research institute at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Since 2007, Dr. Sano has been involved in biochemical and bioplastic development and commercialization projects, then, he has launched two bioplastics.
Currently he teaches younger members as an adviser on biotechnology, and promotes collaboration with external parties such as government and academia.

BIP-4 Dec. 4 (Fri)   10:00  -  10:45

Challenge for Innovation Across the Seven & i Group to Realize a "Prosperous and Sustainable Society"

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Mayumi Tsuryu Executive Senior Officer, Corporate Development Div., Sustainability Development Dept., Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

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The Seven & i Group has formulated "GREEN CHALLENGE 2050" as its environmental declaration to respond to various changes in the social environment, such as changes in social needs and environmental issues. Together with our customers, business partners, and all other stakeholders, we will strive to realize a "prosperous and sustainable society."

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After graduating from the dept. of international and cultural studies at Tsuda University, she joined Seibu Dept. Store Co., Ltd. (current Sogo & Seibu Co., Ltd.).
After experiencing the Women's Footwear & Accessory Dept., the sales promotion dept., etc. of the Ikebukuro Main Store, she engaged in the sales dept. She held prominent positions such as the executive officer general manager of the customer service dept., the executive officer deputy store manager of Ikebukuro Main Store, the executive officer store manager of Tokorozawa Store, the executive officer store manager of Higashi-Totsuka Store, the executive officer general manager of the culture promotion dept.
In March 2019, she was appointed as the executive officer of Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd., and she is promoting initiatives to achieve the goals of the Group environmental declaration, "GREEN CHALLENGE 2050".

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