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Innovation

We provide industry solutions

Research & Development Direction

Under the basic strategies outlined in the Change & Challenge 2018 medium-term management plan, Corporate Research & Development pursues R&D to strengthen core technologies together with advanced technologies in strategic technology areas. These efforts are aimed at: developing next-generation businesses for mobility, environment and energy, construction and infrastructure, and healthcare; sustaining and enhancing existing businesses; and expanding peripheral businesses.

Research & Development Strategy

Common core technologies

Corporate Research & Development collaborates with the Chemicals Company to pursue R&D that leverages UBE’s technologies in organic and inorganic synthesis, catalytic chemistry, polymer chemistry, computational chemistry, and simulations.

These efforts are aimed at enhancing core technologies relating to:

  • Processing
  • Property analysis
  • Process analysis
  • Chemicals production
  • Platform
  • Catalysts
  • Mechanical design

Development of next-generation businesses and strategic technology areas

Corporate Research & Development will develop cutting edge technologies to enable differentiation in terms of both performance and cost, in the strategic technology areas outlined below. These efforts are aimed at developing new businesses in the four domains of mobility, environment and energy, construction and infrastructure, and healthcare.

Strategic Technology Areas:

  • Function design
  • Higher-order structure
  • Control technology
  • Composite technology
  • Functional evaluation

 

Leverage strategic technology where UBE holds a competitive advantage, to develop new businesses

Accelerate R&D to develop new businesses in the four business domains

  • Mobility
  • Environment and energy
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Healthcare

 Enhance advanced technologies in the strategic technology areas and pursue open innovation.

Relevant Data

Number of personnel in FY 2019:
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R&D Expenses in FY2019:
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of turnover

Inside all the R&D Expenses, dedicated for environmental contribution:

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R&D Center Locations

R&D Centers around the world to provide solutions to our customers.

R&D Center
in UBE EMEA & LATIN AMERICA

Located at our Castellón production plant, this R&D facilities constitute a unique workplace away from the main Company facilities in Asia, in an attempt to have a closer connection with customers and markets in other areas of the world.

We are a young, multidisciplinary, international and creative team of engineers qualified in R&D, made up of professionals specialising in various areas and techniques.

Our R&D centre promotes our competitiveness.

Each day, more than 30 technicians use their best expertise and enthusiasm to develop innovative applications and to search for technological solutions, so that our customers can improve their products and make better use of resources during the manufacturing phase, with lower energy consumption, savings on raw materials and easier processing.

Support and improve current and established business

Explore and test new material formulations and solutions in the polyurethane (PU) and polyamide (PA) fields in order to meet market and customer needs.

Product development

In close collaboration with our BU, we offer alternatives to current market options, aiming to have new products in the market in accordance with our Company’s global strategy.

New fields and applications

Development of products related to new strategic business areas in order to broaden our materials portfolio and pave the path to different markets and applications in line with the latest technological trends.

Technical Support

Selected technical support for our customers through our global network and collaboration. Daily close coordination with Technical Support inside the UBE Group to provide a comprehensive and sustainable solution for our customers, based on our best expertise and enthusiasm for developing innovative applications and searching for technological solutions.

Explore and test new material formulations and solutions in the polyurethane (PU) and polyamide (PA) fields in order to meet market and customer needs.

In close collaboration with our BU, we offer alternatives to current market options, aiming to have new products in the market in accordance with our Company’s global strategy.

Development of products related to new strategic business areas in order to broaden our materials portfolio and pave the path to different markets and applications in line with the latest technological trends.

Selected technical support for our customers through our global network and collaboration. Daily close coordination with Technical Support inside the UBE Group to provide a comprehensive and sustainable solution for our customers, based on our best expertise and enthusiasm for developing innovative applications and searching for technological solutions.

Cooperation Links

We establish links with research centres and institutions aiming to have access to up-to-date technologies and knowledge that we can incorporate in our developments and technical assistance:

We support and give added value to our customers' businesses through customised and reliable R&D.

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