As a pillar of business structure reform, Oji HD will give high-priority to investing management resources in the Functional Materials Company. We will continue forming R&D-oriented businesses developing new products and technologies closely coordinated with our customers, and uncovering new businesses leveraging our core technologies.
President, Functional Materials COMPANY
The Functional Materials Company handles a variety of value-added specialty papers and functional papers. The Company also manufactures different kinds of films using the Oji Group's core technologies of sheet-making and coating.
Oji Group Functional Materials Product Catalog
The catalog introduces products with a range of functions and wide applications in the fields of food, medicine, printing, construction, industrial manufacturing, and agriculture. Please click on the image to the right.
Available in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Imaging Media Business
The Oji Group is proud to hold a leading share of the world's market for thermal paper. With thermal, inkjet, and thermal dye transfer material technologies cultivated over many years, we are developing communication paper and films that meet diverse needs in household, industrial, logistics, and medical applications.
Various types of thermal papers (Oji Imaging Media)
Specialty Papers Business
This business handles products with highly specialized functions, including ultra-light weight paper used in dictionaries, highly expressive fancy paper, electrical material paper such as insulators supporting high capacity transformers, carrier tape used for transporting and storing semiconductors and microchips, dry pulp non-woven fabric with excellent bulkiness and liquid retention, and glass paper combined with plastics and used in construction material and FRP for its excellent dimensional stability and heat resistance.
Glass paper (Oji F-Tex)
Adhesive Products Business
Using our proprietary adhesive technology cultivated over many years, the Adhesives Products Business handles products such as familiar items like food and beverage labels, courier delivery labels, adhesive tape for packaging, and wound dressings, in addition to less familiar applications like aluminum tape for construction material and tape for ensuring tight seals. These products meet diverse needs, including securely affixing labels to uneven surfaces and neatly removing used labels.
PP Clean stickers (Oji Tac)
Films for condensers are used in the power supply units of hybrid & full electric vehicles and the Oji Group offers various thicknesses, including the world's thinnest films. The Film Business also offers optical adhesive double-coated films and hard-coated films that are seeing extreme growth due to their use in smartphones.
Film used in condensers (Oji F-Tex)
Domestic Business Strategies
The Functional Materials Company is collaborating with the Innovation Promotion Division to establish a quick development framework for new products and technologies. Furthermore, by focusing management resources on our functional materials business, we will form R&D-oriented businesses as a pillar of business structure reform. One of these initiatives was establishing production facilities for ultra-thin films at Oji F-Tex Shiga Mill, in order to meet demands for ever smaller condensers. Furthermore, we also established the world's first technology for making continuous, transparent sheets of cellulose nanofiber. Going forward, we aim to expand our business through more initiatives by R&D-oriented businesses.
Overseas Business Strategies
With regard to our overseas business expansion, we acquired a thermal and carbonless paper operation in Brazil in September 2011. This helped solidify our position as the world’s leading business group in imaging media fields, such as thermal paper. In the future, we plan to strengthen our business expansion in growing markets, focusing on high-growth and resource-rich countries.