- We have our own structure database, POROS™, consisting of 101,000 species (as of May 2023). POROS™ includes not only various parameters derived from crystal structures, but also various data such as common names, cost, gas adsorption performance, physicochemical stability, etc., to enable structure searches that are more practical. Based on these data, the structure and function are predicted by computer simulation and machine learning, and the optimal material is designed according to the purpose.
- We evaluate physical properties such as gas adsorption/release characteristics and catalytic activity in minute samples to screen materials that match the required performance.
- The interaction and reaction mechanisms between gases and porous materials will be elucidated, leading to the development and improvement of material functions.
- We have five types of our original solid-phase/semi-solid-phase synthesis processes. From the solvothermal synthesis process, which is generally considered on a lab scale, we develop manufacturing processes suitable for mass production that are environmentally friendly and low cost. We have a pilot plant at our headquarters R&D center, which is capable of producing up to 100 Kg/batch.
- We have manufacturing equipments required for powder compaction. We process powders, granules, pets, films, membranes, honeycombs, and other shapes for applications such as gas separation and catalytic reactions.
- We develop technologies such as composites with other materials and surface modification to improve the stability and efficiency of materials.
- We follow the evaluation methods and know-how for three-dimensional porous materials developed at Kyoto University.
- We have powder X-ray diffractometers and single crystal X-ray structural analyzers for three-dimensional structural evaluation.
- We have thermogravimetric analysis evaluation equipment (also under humid condition), gas adsorption/desorption evaluation equipment, mixed gas separation evaluation equipment, high-pressure gas adsorption/desorption evaluation equipment, vapor adsorption/desorption equipment, repeated durability evaluation equipment, gas chromatograph, high-speed liquid chromatograph, mass spectrometer (also for solid), laser particle size distribution measurement equipment, electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis equipment, etc. for quality and function evaluation of porous materials.
- In addition, we also have a number of evaluation devices necessary for ligand synthesis and for evaluating the physical properties of molded products.