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.

In the Triple E domains of energy, ecology, 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.

The Interview of Corporate R&D, Development Committee Chair

Focusing on carbon neutrality and digital society in the development of new growth products

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 gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and 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.
Under Development Subnano-ceramic membranes Overview We have further improved on the performance with the development of subnano-ceramic membranes, which are able to separate specific molecules from mixed liquids or gases. These new ceramic filters make possible innovative separation processes that have the potential to save energy and reduce costs.

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