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It is High Development Capability That Supports Technologies

It is High Development Capacity That Supports Technology

By renewing Tosa's traditional papermaking techniques from a chemical perspective, Hirose created an advanced "wetlaid papermaking technology." That was the start of a new era of high-functionality paper. With software assets accumulated from our long-standing polymer chemistry research and resultant formation discoveries, Hirose succeeded in developing the world's first novel 100% synthetic fiber paper "vinylon." Today, raw materials thereof also widely range from natural fibers to various synthetic fibers, glass fibers and metal fibers. Thus we continue to develop diverse products for various purposes and functions. Proven quality and advanced functionality of our products have been utilized in various chemical, industrial and medical fields, as well as the livingware fields.

Papillon®Raw Material: Vinylon

100% vinylon fiber. 100% synthetic fiber paper with vinylon's near-insoluble fiber firmly melt-adhered by the readily-soluble fiber binder (PVA)--this is Japan's first wetlaid nonwoven. The paper is very strong and the strength value is even higher than that of traditional hand-made mulberry paper, which is said to be the strongest paper of all natural fabric paper. It also has excellent properties of folding endurance, abrasion resistance, alkali resistance, oil resistance and thermal resistance. This product solidified the position of the wetlaid nonwoven in the market.

Patented in 1963.
Applications: Battery separators, plywood reinforcement, and civil engineering materials

TH Raw Material: Polyester

No-binder wetlaid nonwoven with 100% polyester fiber. There are 3 types of TH: a high-density type with excellent thermal dimensional stability, a mid-density type with excellent acid resistance and ultra-density type with excellent resin impregnation properties. Particularly, the thermal dimensional stability of the high-density type is so superior that the material maintains stable dimensions up to 200℃, which has made the material popular in a wide range of applications.

Applications: Foundation cloth for insulation tape, oil/air filters, and digital thermal base paper, etc.

HOP Raw Material: Polyolefin

Unique wetlaid nonwoven made of 100% polyolefin fiber. There are 2 types of HOP: double-layered 2P type suited for low-temperature seals and single-layered H type. The heat-sealing temperature is about 110℃ and about 140℃, respectively. Only heat is used for fiber adhesion; no chemicals are used. Therefore, this material may also be adapted to food and medical applications.

Applications: Permeable filters, medical water-proof sheets and base materials for lamination

EP Raw Material: Polyester and Polypropylene

100% synthetic fiber base paper for heat-sealing of the "dual-layered structure" of polyester fiber and polypropylene fiber. As the fiber is bound at temperatures of about 200℃, the base paper strength in a dry state barely deteriorates in water, hot water or boiled water. It is also harmless, plain and non-toxic because, unlike conventional heat-sealing base paper, no PVA and paper strength additives are used; thus it never impairs original food flavors.

Patented in 1993.
Applications: Coffee bags (coffee filters), broth bags, herbal tea bags and bath agent bags

FK Raw Material: Acrylic Resin

FK is a nonwoven, film or paper with a foamed coating of special acrylic resin. As each resin foam serves as a sucker, an FK sheet curiously easily sticks to and peels off from a plain-surface object such as glass, resin or aluminum plate. Unlike adhesive paper with adhesive agents, resin residue is hardly left off after it is peeled off. However, if any residue is left off, it can easily be removed by wiping it off with a wet cloth.

Applications: Grip tape, base materials for teaching materials, base materials for window displays, boards (whiteboards/contact boards, etc.), curing mats in construction sites, and protective sheets for transportation

PPS Product Name: PPS Paper (PPS wetlaid nonwoven) Raw Material: PPS (Toray's Torcon®)

PPS Paper is high-performance, lightweight, and precision paper with thermal/chemical resistance and electrical insulation properties. Widths of up to 120cm is available.

Features of PPS Paper
1. Excellent thermal resistance: It exhibits outstanding long-term thermal resistance for continuous operations at up to 190℃. It also has excellent steaming resistance (hydrolysis resistance).
2. Excellent chemical resistance: It exhibits high chemical resistance comparable to that of fluorine resin; it tolerates alkaline, organic solvents and most acids (there are exceptions such as concentrated nitric acid) at temperature below 200℃.
3. Excellent electric characteristics: It always exhibits stable electric characteristics at high temperatures, humidity and frequencies.
4. Excellent flame retardance: It has high flame-proof and self-extinguishing properties.

Applications: Electric insulating materials, printed-wiring board materials, and thermal- and chemical-resistant filtering materials, etc.

??Raw Material: Inorganic Fiber, Polyaramid Fiber, Engineering Plastic Fiber, etc.

For their varied functionality, nonwovens are currently applied to various fields including livingware, healthcare, sciences and electronics, etc. Along with the advancement of development of new materials, short-fibered engineering plastics, composite nonwoven fibers with various manufacturing techniques, we will further seek to develop flexible nonwoven fiber products into the 21st century.

Applications: Permeable filters, medical water-proof sheets and base materials for lamination

Getting Ahead of the Age is the Needs of the Age

As a processing and manufacturing company specialized in sheet-shaped materials (paper, special paper and nonwoven, etc.), Techno Hirose has extended the capabilities of materials and added new functions appropriate for respective applications. Currently, we offer a wide range of products for various applications: universal commodities such as coffee filters, food packages and clothing, etc.; insulating paper; healthcare products; high-performance filters; and cutting-edge high-tech products. Looking toward future generations, we can see future needs and future potential. Every new function necessarily has a new concept. Now we are preparing for the departure from the age of conventional resin impregnation and thermal processing and aiming to develop new functions from the perspective of new applied chemistry.

Flexible Ideas Lead to New Material Functions

As the needs of the age have diversified, the functions required for materials have also advanced and diversified. To lead the dawning era, Techno Hirose has continuously pursued proven quality and advanced functionality from a chemical perspective based on software assets and know-how accumulated through long-standing processing technology practices.
Therefore, we have designed our unique processing machines and production lines, which enable us to perform every sort of material processing and respond to small-lot production orders. Our spirit for the future drives us to create new materials with our novel manufacturing techniques. More flexible materials can be created by selecting and combining functions suited for respective applications. Moreover, these applications and possibilities are unlimited.

Below are examples among many others. You may easily find an application of HIROSE technology in your daily life.

Battery Separator

Battery Separators

Hirose technology is applied to separators for secondary batteries, e.g. alkali-manganese batteries and car batteries. Papillon and HOP are used appropriately depending on specific applications and needs and they play important roles in improvement of battery functions.

Coffee Filters

Coffee Filters

Our EP Series (PET/PP) is plain and non-toxic food packaging paper with excellent safety and heat-sealing properties. The series is highly recognized as being the ultimate filters to convey the true flavor of coffee.

Nonwovens for Offset PrintingNonwovens for Offset Printing

New materials with properties adequate for printing, light resistance and dimensional stability, etc. are abundantly used. These are Japan's first nonwovens that are compatible with offset printing. These nonwovens are widely used as paper for posters and calendars, etc.