Polymers

Polymers
Polymer technologies – The core of business operations.
Covering the needs of the future in the area of film, plastics and nonwovenfabrics.

Unitika has established itself as a pioneer of modern industry and has since grown into a manufacturer of functional materials. The key behind our operations to date lies in our polymer technologies. Unitika has established three major business areas closely related to our polymer technologies that incorporate state-of-the-art technologies developed based on our long history and experience in this field; films, plastics and nonwoven fabrics. Unitika will continue to promote activities that give rise to new solutions through products that aim to be No.1 in terms of quality.

Films

The world’s leading nylon films for food packaging.
Unitika’s film lineup includes top share nylon films, developed based on the world’s first simultaneous biaxially orientation method and polyester films, designed using unique technologies to suit distinctive applications. Unitika has developed and been producing a range of cutting-edge products, including gas barrier films for packaging materials and high heat-resistant films for electronic applications by strengthening collaboration among the marketing team, R&D group, and production division.
As the global leading Nylon film manufacturer supplying products from the factories in Japan and Indonesia, Unitika is aiming to further expand their footprints in European and North American markets as well as Asian market by focusing on the development of specialty films.

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Films Division

Plastics

Unitika is currently promoting a global niche strategy in the field of plastics. It currently has its sights set on the global market for engineering plastics and is focusing on the Asian market for liquid, non-molded materials. Based on our highly unique “U-Polymer”, Unitika is seeking further collaboration with its partner companies to reinforce its development, production and sales framework in the area of engineering plastics as it aims to expand from applications in the rapidly changing automotive industry into energy and aerospace applications. A key priority for us will be to keep our finger on the pulse of the market and deliver necessary products that will form the “standard”.

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Plastics Division

Nonwoven

Our nonwoven products include polyester-based spunbond products and cotton-based spunlace products. Unitika leads the industry, holding top market share in Asia for both of these product categories. Spunbond products are used in agricultural and civil engineering materials, as a base fabric for roofing and carpet and in automotive parts while spunlace products are found in skin care products, cloth wipes and in the medical field. While we continue to improve product quality and open new markets in these fields, it is also important that we develop new applications for nonwovens, a product that has continued to grow as a replacement for more conventional materials. In the years to come, Unitika is committed to new product development with our sights firmly on bringing new products to market based on further collaboration.

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Nonwovens Division

Biomass-based material(Terramac)

“Terramac” is a biomass material made from the starch found in corn etc. It is currently attracting attention as an eco-material with no load on the global environment to replace oil-based plastics. Unitika is developing “Terramac” in a range of forms, including textiles, spunbond fabric and resins etc.

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TERRAMAC