Exploring new business beyond FPD

Information & Electronics Division I provides services to a wide array of customers all over the world. We supply materials such as polarizing films and electronic parts for LCD backlight units, encapsulant for LEDs, and materials for special use tape for LCDs. Our customers are mainly the flat panel display (FPD) industry centering on liquid crystals/OLEDs, as well as the LED industry.
Our major strengths are the proposal-based business based on rich information and expertise, as well as the solid record of building supply chains and offering various processing services. In addition to further strengthening customer relations in Japan, we are aiming to expand business with overseas manufacturers such as in China, Taiwan, and South Korea, in LCD, OLED (organic light emitting diode) fields.
While businesses related to LCDs and LEDs remain as our mainstream, against this backdrop, we will continue to seek opportunities beyond information technology like healthcare and medicine. We believe innovation can be achieved through collaboration with our client networks.

Toshimasa OkajimaGeneral Manager,
Information & Electronics Div. I

Products

Sales Department I

Providing meticulous service through our proprietary global supply chain.

Polarizing films
Materials for polarizing films
Alignment layer materials
Materials for backlight
Materials and equipment for OLEDs
Materials for touch screen
Chemical products for LCD manufacturing process
Connectors
Sales Department II

Handling a wide variety of products such as LED encapsulants for displays and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) devices. Also expanding into the fields of healthcare and medical applications.

Encapsulant for LEDs
Materials for special use tape
Equipment for FPD / OLEDs
Products for health care / agriculture

Topics

  • LED encapsulant business - from product development, manufacturing, and inspection to customer support

    Since LED encapsulant manufacturing and sales business was acquired from Henkel Japan Ltd., Information & Electronics Division I has been responsible for IK-brand product development, manufacturing, quality control, and customer service, all under one roof.
    In 2017, Inabata Optech Co., Ltd. was founded as a 100% subsidiary for product development and quality control. New products are being developed with a focus on encapsulant resins and adhesives for opto semiconductors.
    Inabata’s encapsulant materials have been well-received for LED full-color display applications.

    Encapsulant resin for LEDs, opto semiconductors
    Products
    • Die attached adhesives
      (One component type @frozen)
    • Epoxy liquid encapsulant for DIP, SMD and Display (Two component type @RT)
    • Light Diffuser agents
    • Visible light cutting resins for IR sensors
    Mold release agents (silicone type)
    Usage
    • LED molds
    • Engineering plastics molds
    • Molds
    • Other external release agents
  • Hemostasis clips

    Development in medical supply and healthcare fields

    The division handles various types of medical equipment (endoscopic treatment tools, X-ray related equipment, health devices, etc.). Since 2012, the division has been taking part in Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster, a project initiated by Kobe City.

  • Exploring business related to agriculture

    The division handles a wide range of materials for agricultural use such as high-performance mulching film for plant factories and gardening facilities, distribution solutions for harvested crops, and packaging materials.

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