Research & Development

Creating new global standards with an eye on the future and the world.

Research and development at NGK is based on ceramics technology, with materials development and systems technology positioned as major pillars.

Toward the realization of carbon neutrality and a digital society, and electronics, NGK experts drawn from a wide range of fields pursue basic and applied research on ceramics and in other areas around the clock to develop new technologies and core products for our future business.

Senior Vice President Group Executive, Corporate R&D Tsutomu Nanataki

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Strategies and progress of research & development and commercialization to realize the NGK Group Vision

Creating new products

We've introduced various products commercialized through company-wide, cross-departmental initiatives involving the Corporate R&D, Corporate Manufacturing Engineering, Business Groups, and head office departments. These include microlenses for ultraviolet (UV) LEDs in 2018, and chip-type ceramic rechargeable battery "EnerCera" series in 2019.
Moving forward, we will press on with the development of various new product lines. The company will work as one to bring these products to market as rapidly as possible.

Under Development Zinc Rechargeable Batteries Features
  • Ceramic separators made using new materials
  • Water-based electrolytic solution (for safety), high capacity, constant temperature operation
Examples of final use
  • Residential power storage systems (10 kWh class)
  • Indoor-type power storage systems (500 kWh class)Office buildings, hospitals, retail facilities, etc.

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