Many inquiries for “Finesulight” 多方咨询“Finesulight”

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We have received inquiries from various companies about our thin-film high heat insulating material “Finesulight” which was released by our company in September.
“Finesulight” is a product that applies our core competence in polymer materials technology. It is a coating agent made from a highly insulating filler (silica aerogel) that has tiny, nano-sized holes, which is so fine that even air cannot move through them.
By coating this onto a base material such as non-woven fabric or molded resin, it becomes a thin, flexible, and highly innovative heat insulator that exhibits higher heat insulation properties than static air.
“Finesulight” is a coined word combining Fine (fine) + insulate (heat insulation) + light (light), and means “fine, light, and high-performance heat insulation material”.

对于9月发布的薄膜高性能绝热材料“Finesulight”,目前已经收到了来自多家企业的垂询。
Finesulight是应用了本公司核心竞争力——高分子材料技术,并涂有高性能绝热填充物(二氧化硅气凝胶)的产品,该填充物拥有空气无法流动的纳米级别细微小孔。
通过涂布无纺布、成型树脂等基材,使Finesulight成为一种轻薄、柔软的极其划时代的绝热材料,可以发挥出比静止空气更好的绝热性能。
Finesulight是Fine(细腻)+insulate(绝热)+light(轻盈)组合而成的自创新词,表达了“细腻轻盈的高性能绝热材料”之意。

※ Logo of “Finesulight”  Finesulight的徽标

Development History  开发过程

Initially, we started development of this product in order to respond to the accelerating development competition of electrified vehicles (EVs, etc.) on a global scale.
As automobiles become more electric, they will be powered entirely by electricity, so the challenge for the industry will be how to conserve energy in order to maintain a long cruising distance.
In this respect, installing our “Finesulight” in cars will lead to power savings in heating and cooling, and its thin film and light weight will also contribute to energy saving significantly.
Since this product has the great advantage of being lightweight and can be installed in narrow gaps or spaces, we have received inquiries from a wide range of companies and industries, including those for home appliances, housing, and cold storage boxes, which require thermal measures after press release.

最初是为了应对全球加速开发的“电动车(EV等)”的产品而进行的开发。
汽车的电动化一旦普及,所有的动力都将变为由电力驱动,因此为了保证更长的续航距离,如何设法储存能量成为一大课题。
通过在汽车内部安装Finesulight,可以促进冷暖气设备的省电,并且轻量化的薄膜材质也有助于节能。
因其具有可安装在狭窄缝隙和空间、且轻量化等巨大优势,在产品发布后,收到了来自需要隔热对策的家电、住宅、保温箱等企业、行业的广泛垂询。

Purpose of Release  发布目的

Up until now, we have announced to people outside the company by means of media releases, etc., only after the product has been completed.
However, unlike automotive products, which take two to three years from order receipt to commercialization, general industrial products can be commercialized immediately, depending on the collaborating parties.
In the past, we used to think how to apply our products, but this time, we decided to send out our message to let people (companies) know. The message is “We have these kinds of technologies and products. Please contact us if you are interested.”
Actually, many companies were still looking for high-performance insulation products as we expected, and to our great pleasure, we received many inquiries as a result.

迄今为止,我们都是在产品成品之后才向外界发布。
但是,汽车产品从接收订单到制成产品需要2~3年,与之相异,通用工业产品根据合作对象不同,可立即制成产品。
一直以来,我们都是考虑自身的使用用途来制成产品,这次本着向大家传达“住友理工也拥有这样的技术、产品,如果您(企业)有兴趣,欢迎垂询”的目的发布了信息。
让人感到非常高兴的是我们收到了来自多方的垂询,因为很多公司都在寻找绝热性能的材料。

One example of its applications: Contributing to Food Delivery under the Coronavirus Pandemic  采用事例:在新冠疫情期间为食品配送做出贡献

Currently, the need for food delivery services is rapidly increasing due to coronavirus.
As the temperature is getting colder and colder this season, it is necessary to keep the food warmer and for longer to improve user satisfaction.
Under such an environment, our company’s “Finesulight” was adopted as a dedicated pad for the “HEAToGo”, which is heating sheet for food delivery developed by S.T. Corporation and ORUSEN, LTD. jointly. And we announced this case the other day.
The Chunichi Shimbun (newspaper company) gave us high profile coverage about the product because it has the ability to keep food originally at 85 degrees Celsius above 70 degrees Celsius even after 30 minutes.
Since this product can be applied to a variety of base materials other than nonwoven fabrics, we will continue to develop it further with an eye to much wider perspectives without limiting the applications and fields.

I believe that the development of technologies and products in the area of thermal management will lead to our goal of becoming “a corporation that contributes to safety, comfort, and the environment for people, society, and the earth”.
Let’s continue to contribute to the improvement of comfort and energy efficiency in people’s lives.

当前因新冠疫情,食品配送的需求激增。
在这个日渐寒冷的季节,需要延长食品的保温时间以提高客户的满意度。
因此,S.T. CORPORATION和株式会社ORUSEN共同开发的食品配送专用发热贴“HEAToGo”采用了Finesulight作为专用填充物,并于日前进行了发布。
使用该专用发热贴,即使经过了30分钟,原本85℃的料理也能保持在70℃以上,中日新闻就该保温能力也进行了强力报道。
除无纺布以外还可以应用于其他各种基材,因此我们今后不会局限于用途和领域,将不断推进开发,更着眼于产品的进一步发展。

我一直认为热管理领域的技术、产品开发与本公司“为人、社会、地球的安全、舒适、环境做出贡献的企业”的目标密切相连。
今后我们也将为提高生活舒适性和改善能源利用率,继续贡献自己的力量。

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