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2020

Sep. 10, 2020

We have renewed our website.

On September 10, we renewed of our website.
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Apr. 1, 2020

Business of Cerapeel™, Tuftop™, deposited films for industrial use, and adhesive-promotion coated films has moved from Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. to Toray Industries, Inc.

Business of Cerapeel™, Tuftop™, deposited films for industrial use, and adhesive-promotion coated films has moved from Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. to Toray Industries, Inc.
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  • The vapor deposition film for packaging is sold by Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd.
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2013

Mar. 14, 2013

TAF Showcases Self-repairing Coated Film Tuftop™ at nano tech 2013 – the 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference

Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Minoru Tamatsukuri; hereinafter referred to as "TAF") today announced that it exhibited Tuftop™, a self-repairing coated film with excellent fracture repair capability, at nano tech 2013 – the 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference (hereinafter referred to as nano tech 2013), the biggest nanotechnology exhibition in the world, held at Tokyo Big Sight from January 30th to February 1, 2013.

Self-repairing coated film is an advanced functional film that can quickly repair surface depressions. Its applications have been increasing as surface protection film of molded objects as well as displays and touch panels. TAF's self-repairing coated film has been proved to repair minute depressions within ten seconds. Tuftop™ is also highly moldable and does not peal or develop cracks on the self-repairing coat layer even if stretched to twice its size. It can be freely formed to correspond with the outer casing of smartphones, tablet PCs, notebook PCs, etc.

At nano tech 2013, TFA officials were interviewed on Tuftop™ by a TV crew, which was broadcast in the following morning’s program. The product was also featured in an industry magazine as TAF’s capability in film processing attracted widespread attention.

TAF will continue to promote development of new products in the growing field of telecommunication and contribute to further expansion of the Toray Group’s film business.

Mar. 14, 2013

Toray Advanced Film Holds Completion Ceremony of the New Manufacturing and Sales Company for Surface Protection in Taiwan

Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Minoru Tamatsukuri; 94.41% owned by Toray; hereinafter referred to as "TAF") established Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "TAFK") in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for the manufacture and sales of surface protection films in May 2011.

On January 23, TAFK held the completion ceremony of its new plant at the Southern Taiwan Science Park, Kaohsiung, in the presence of Toray President Akihiro Nikkaku, TAF President Tamatsukuri and others. A total of about 150 people participated including 120 representing the government, local administration and users. Mr. Chiu Yi-Chen, Director-General of Investment Services Ministry of Economic Affairs (equivalent to Japan’s METI), R.O.C, Ms. Chen Chu, Kaohsiung Mayor, and Mr. Chen Chun-Wei, Southern Taiwan Science Park Administration Bureau Chief, attended the ceremony representing Chinese Taipei, while Japan side was represented by Mr. Kaoru Nonaka, head of Interchange Association Japan Kaohsiung Office, and Mr. Koichi Koide, Kaohsiung Japanese Residents Association Chairman, among others.

TAFK manufactures and distributes TAF’s polyolefin-based self-adhesive surface protection film Toretec™ and the new plant started production in December last year, one month ahead of the original schedule. The plant plans to increase its output to 17,000 tons per year by summer this year. TAFK marks the first foray into Taiwan by Toray Group’s films division and it is the first time that Toretec™ is produced overseas.

Surface protection film is widely used as process film, which assists and protects during manufacture of various optical films used in LCDs, etc., and as a protective film for plastic boards. In recent years, with LED gaining popularity as backlight for LCDs, the demand for surface protection film is rapidly growing around the world led by Asia primarily due to demand in luminance improvement films and light guide plates, materials indispensable for production of LED-based LCDs, and further increase in supply capacity has been sought.

Local production of Toretec™ by TAFK is aimed at addressing such needs and came about among other factors due to the strong demand from major manufacturers in Taiwan, which has a large number of manufacturers of LCD TVs and its parts, the film’s primary application. Other considerations include the reduction in corporate taxes in Chinese Taipei to attract businesses and improvement in export competitiveness following the conclusion of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between China and Taiwan.

Toray Group is positioning TAFK as a beachhead for film processing business in the growing market of Asia and emerging economies so as to strengthen its ability to address customer requirements by securing a stable supply structure. At the same time, the Group aims to further expand the film business by promoting new product development in the growing information and communication field.

Outline of TAFK is as follows:

  1. Name:Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd.
  2. Established:May 2011
  3. Address:Kaohsiung Science Park, Southern Taiwan Science Park, Lujhu Township, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  4. Capitalization:3.5 billion yen (NT$1.237 billion)
  5. Investment:70% by Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd., 30% by Toray Industries, Inc.
  6. Representative:Chairman Lin Yung-Lung
  7. Main business:Manufacture and distribution of Toretec™ polyolefin-based film

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2011

Sep. 5, 2011

'Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd.' Hosted Groundbreaking Ceremony
A new established company for the manufacture and sales of surface protective film

Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Chuo-Ku, Tokyo; President: Minoru Tamatsukuri; 94.41% owned by Toray ; hereinafter known as “TAF”) has established a new company in Taiwan, Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd. (hereinafter known as “TAFK”), for the manufacture and sales of surface protective film in May 2011. The groundbreaking ceremony for TAFK new plant was held on 29th August 2011 (Monday) in Southern Taiwan Science Park, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

TAKF is headquartered in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, responsible for the manufacture and sales of Toretec™, a polyethylene self-adhesive protective film developed and manufactured by TAF. The new plant is scheduled to commence production in January 2013. Maximum production capacity will reach 17,000 tons by summer the same year. This will be the first time that Toray Group's film products enter the Taiwanese market, as well as overseas production of Toretec™.

Surface protective film Toretec™ is widely used on optical film for Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and plastic sheets. With the emerging of LCD backlight to LED in recent year, demand of prism sheets and light guide plates increase rapidly worldwide, especially in the Asian region. Increase in supply is inevitable to fulfill such demand.

With the expansion of Toretec™ production in Taiwan, a stable supply can be secured and customer relationship will be strengthened, at the same time enlarging the share in this fast growing Asian market.

Apr.18,2011

Toray Advanced Film to Manufacture Surface Protection Film in Taiwan
To begin mass production in 2013 in response to the rising demand for LCD TV

Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Susumu Yamaguchi; 94.41% owned by Toray; hereinafter referred to as “TAF”) today announced that it has decided to establish a company in Taiwan for the manufacture and sales of surface protection films. The new company, Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd., will be set up in Kaohsiung in May this year and a plant to manufacture TAF's self-adhesive surface protection film Toretec™ will be also constructed. The new plant is expected to be operational by January 2013 and will steadily increase its output to 17,000 tons per year. This decision marks the first foray into the country by Toray Group's films division and it is also going to be the first time that Toretec™ will be produced overseas.

Toretec™ is a polyethylene-based self-adhesive protective film developed by TAF. Currently, the film is widely used as process film during manufacture of various optical films used in LCDs, etc. and as a protective film for plastic boards.

In recent years, with LED gaining popularity as backlight for LCDs, the demand for surface protection film is rapidly increasing across Asia led by demand in luminance improvement films and light guide plates, materials indispensable for production of LED-based LCDs. TAF has been fully utilizing its production capacity against the backdrop of robust global demand, but further increase in capacity became imperative as supplies have not been keeping pace with demand.

In addition to the strong request from a major Taiwanese manufacturer of light guide plates with the largest market share in the world, for local manufacture of the films in Taiwan, other factors that led to TAF's decision to make the foray into Taiwan include the country's reduced corporate taxes and other business-friendly policies as well as the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement it signed with China that is expected to boost the country's export competitiveness.

Toray Group is positioning the company to be established as a beachhead for film processing business in the growing market of Asia so as to strengthen its ability to address customer requirements by securing a stable supply structure. At the same time, the Group aims to further expand the films business, which includes film processing, by promoting new product development in the growing information and communication field.

<Outline of the new company>

  1. Name: Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd.
  2. To be established: May 2011 (scheduled)
  3. Address: Kaohsiung Science Park, Southern Taiwan Science Park, Lujhu Township, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  4. Capitalization: 3.5 billion yen (NT$1.237 billion)
  5. Investment: 70% by Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd., 30% by Toray Industries, Inc.
  6. Main business: Manufacture and sales of Toretec™ polyolefin-based film

Apr.8,2011

Toray Advanced Film Developed New Transparent Conductive Material Using Silver Nanowire Ink
- Best in the world in transparency and conductivity, superior flexibility, natural color, durability and workability; to be mass-produced for use in touch panels -

Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Susumu Yamaguchi; hereinafter referred to as "the Company") today announced that it has succeeded in developing a silver nano-wire based transparent conductive film with the world's best transparency and conductivity -light transmittance of 90% or above and surface resistivity*1, which is a measure of conductivity, between 150 and 250 Ω/sq- using wet coating method. The material also boasts superior flexibility, natural coloration, durability and workability, and the Company expects to begin its mass production in the near future.

Transparent conductive films are generally ITO films*2 by use of vapor deposition or sputtering methods, making them not much suitable for bending as they are thin and brittle inorganic material, and they sometimes affect the flexibility of the final product. Furthermore, the primary raw material Indium being a rare metal, there is also the issue of depletion of resources. On the other hand, wet coating films using organic conducting materials, while superior in flexibility tend to be susceptible to coloration*3 when conductivity is improved. They also have issues on durability under high heat and higher moisture circumstance though some products using such materials are available in the market. At the same time, in touch panel and display applications, it is necessary to not only have durability and reliability but also compatibility with pattern processing and other peripheral technologies without losing optical characteristics.

Against this background, the Company recently entered into a strategic partnership with Cambrios Technologies Corporation (head office: Sunnyvale, California; CEO: Michael Knapp), a U.S.-based electronic materials manufacturer, to develop a new product that addresses the above issues by bringing together high transparency, high conductivity nanowire ink technology of Cambrios with the Company's superior film processing technology.

Key technological points of the transparent conductive film developed this time using silver nanowire ink are as follows: (1) nano-level coating thickness control technology, (2) wet-method multilayer laminating technology, and (3) product design proposals that suit the fabrication process of the user. The product is considered better suited for mass production in comparison with ITO films which require sputtering or other such vacuum process. Also, given its superior flexibility and invisible patterning properties*4 in addition to high transparency and conductivity, the new film is expected to find application in touch panels used in cellular phones, smart phones and tablet PCs. The material can also address the need for lower resistance required by larger-sized touch panels and therefore the Company expects it to contribute to the display technology revolution in the future. Going forward, the Company hopes the film would eventually be used in 3-D touch panels, solar cells and organic EL electrodes.

The Company intends to further grow its touch panel-related business centered on business expansion of transparent conductive materials widely used in smart phones and tablet PCs.

The Company will display the new products at the 2nd Highly-functional Film Technology Expo to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight Japan from April 13 (Wed) to April 15 (Fri), 2011.

[Notes]

  • *1 Surface resistivity Surface resistivity is one of the yardsticks for measuring antistatic performance (or conductivity). It denotes the resistance per unit area and is measured in Ohms per square (Ω/sq). As long as the sample being measured is square, the surface resistivity will be the same regardless of the size of the sample (e.g. the value is same for 1mm2, 1m2 or 1km2).
  • *2 ITO Indium tin oxide, or ITO, is a type of inorganic compositions with transparency and conductivity, used as a primer after nano-atomization and in sputtering-based ITO films.
  • *3 coloration Organic conducting agents are generally prone to specific coloration. While coloration is barely noticeable in thin films, the thicker the films are made to boost conductivity, the more prominent it becomes. For example, in the case of polythiophene series the color becomes dark blue and for polypyrrole it becomes dark brown.
  • *4 Invisible patterning properties When using conductive films in touch panels for smart phones, etc. it is necessary to carry out patterning. This patterning has been found to generate patterns with differences in degree of transmission and reflection, coloration and other optical properties. It is necessary to keep these differences in optical properties to the minimum in order to carry out patterning that is invisible to human eyes.

2010

Dec.7,2010

World thinnest backsheet for photo voltaic module

We launched the world thinnest backsheet for photo voltaic module last year,which has over 1,000v partial discharge. Sales are growing around the globe.

By making full use of our special processing technology,we have created the thinnest possible backsheet in the market (235µm) and successfully reduce 2/3 of the current material cost.The product is now more cost competitive in the market.

Not only heat radiation is improved by reducing the thickness of the backsheet,but power generation efficiency and reflection rate are also enhanced. We have received high valuation from clients follow by the improvement.

Nov.22,2010

Launching of high-impact strength CPP Film "ZK207"for Retort Pouch

Toray Advanced Film developed and launched a new CPP film ''ZK207'' for retort pouch last year, which is ideal for the packaging of retort pouch food such as curry and seasoning sauce etc.

The impact strength of ZK207 is 1.2 times stronger than our current grades, and has received great feedback by customers in terms of heat stability, seal strength, film's appearance post retort (less orange peel) and less plastic smell.

The hygienic standard has been approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare together with the approval by the FDA and EU Directive.

Oct.20,2010

Increases Capacity for Toretec™

We have decided today to raise the capacity for Toretec™,the protection film mainly for optical films and sheets used in liquid crystal display (LCD).
We will be installing the 6th manufacturing line on our Nakatsugawa Plant located in Gifu Prefecture. The production will begin from December 2011.
The new facility is capable to produce 6,000 tons of Toretec™ per year. Together with the current capacity,we will be able to raise our total capacity to approx.20,000 tons per year. This will address the ongoing supply shortage.
Toretec™ is two or three layers self-adhesive film produced by the T-Die process. It is well-known for its heat resistance ability and low contamination after removal.

2009

Mar.6,2009

Renewal of our homepage.

We renewed our homepage on Mar.6th.

We entirely renewed the design and added new pages of "Toray Advanced Film Co.,Ltd." ,"CSR" and so on. We will enrich the content from time to time.

2008

Apr.1,2008

Amalgamation of our affiliate companies

Our affiliate companies“Toyo shinko Co.,Ltd”and “To Fil Industory Co.,Ltd” merged as succeded by the former company Apr. 1.By this consolidation,we will work on reinforcement of our organization by the enhancement of efficiency and management integration as Toray Advanced Film group.

Company name:Toyo Shinko Co.,Ltd
Headquaters:76-1 Nagafushi,Mishima-shi,Shizuoka
Capital:6 million yen
Shareholders:TORAY ADVANCED FILM Co.,Ltd
Bussiness Line:Coating and processing of Plastic Films Trustee business from TORAY ADVANCED FILM Co.,Ltd

Apr.1,2008

Participation of PV EXPO 2008 (1st International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo).

We exhibited our backsheet of the solar panel in PV EXPO 2008 (1st International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo) for three days starting from Feb. 27th at Tokyo Big Sight.
About 300 companies and 27,000 participants joined in the exhibition during the three day session.
We recognized the global attention to the photovoltaics, since we received as many as 3,000 guests in our booth not to mention of Japanese manufacturers but from overseas such as German, Chinese, Indian and Korean manufacturers. We are planning to accelerate the development of photovoltaics related products as one of the top priority items.

2005

Mar.3,2005

Publication of Homepage in English

We started the publication of English homepage form Mar. 3.

2004

Jul.1,2004

Establishment of TORAY ADVANCED FILM Co.,Ltd

Toray Advanced Film Co.,LTD. was founded in July 2004, by the merger of Toyo Metallizing Co.,LTD. and Toray Plastics Films Co.,LTD.. At the same time, Toray Ind.,Inc. transferred its sales operation of the packaging film to Toray Advanced Film Co.,LTD.

By the unification and reorganization, we aim to strengthen our integration of sales and technical development system to supply a complete spectrum of products from base film to cutting-edge processed film.The new company positioned as the core company of the processed film with cutting-edge among Toray group sets the most important field on information and communication and promotes the expansion of advanced materials and develops processed film business by empowering the end market information and developing the new market, customers and supply chain.

Food packaging field is expected to grow stable with the continuous innovation of food culture.
We aim to strengthen the customer interface and make the most of the integrated business model characterized by the full range products utilizing the integration of sales activity of the three group companies including Toray.

Feb.27,2004

About burning equipments of organic solvents

In January 2004, we have built a burning equipment with catalyst-oxidization method for our fine coating (FC) plant in Mishima, followed by our new coater already running in our Fukushima plant.
By this equipment, the amount of toluene, exhausted from coaters in our FC plant to air, was reduced by half.
Also, we are considering to introduce burning equipments to other coaters in our Mishima plant.
And we are planning to do with the almost all of the volatile organic compounds (VOC) exhausted from our Mishima plant by the end of March 2005.

2003

Jul.01,2003

Updated technical information

From July 1st, articles written by our staffs are available as technical information.
Also, inBsite search function was added. We hope you can pick the information you're looking for more easily, using this function.

Feb 28, 2003

A production line of Metaloyal™ is to be enhanced

TOYO Metalliging Co., Ltd. have made a decision to enhance the production line of Metaloyal™, flexible substance with double layered ion plating.
A production line with 170,000m2/year, which enables to raise annual production capacity to 500,000m2/year (COF standard rate), will be constructed on Fukushima Factory. To aim the fullBscaled operation in early stage, mechanical running of the line of the line is to be started from April 2004.
For its strong adhesion of thin copper layer (2B18 µm) and the base film layer, fine pitch etching, excellent bending durability and flexibility, and heat resistant plate adhesion, the Metaloyal™ is recognized as very processable substance for high density electronic circuit manufacturing. And its demand is rapidly increasing

2002

Dec 16, 2002

Acquisition of ISO 9001 (Year 2000 version) in the company

TOYO Metalliging Co., Ltd. acquired ISO 9001 (Year 2000 version) which is the international standard about a quality management system for the company organization containing management, sales, tecnology, and production, department operating section. It is the first acquisition of authorization by whole company among the Toray group.