Admatechs, established jointly by Toyota Motor Corporation and Shin-Etsu Chemical Corporation Limited, develops advanced materials. The company's R&D Division is developing several technologies based on VMC combustion technology, for example, coarse particle removal from spherical metal oxide particles, particle surface treatment, and high dispersion of particles.
The company's nanocubic technology allows the production of nanoscale ultra-thin coatings. In addition, nanoparticle technology is employed to create magnetic needle-shaped metal particles and plate-shaped barium-ferrite particles that are only a few tens of namometers in size, and a new high-molecular binder material and nano-dispersion technology are used to ensure uniform dispersion of the particles.
JFE Steel has developed a new high strength hot-rolled steel sheet which provides excellent performance in automobile suspension and chassis parts: 'NANOHITEN', a new precipitation-hardened high strength hot-rolled steel sheet in which precipitates are refined to a size of several nanometers, giving the material an excellent balance of elongation and the hole-expansion ratio.