NIPPON CARBON CO., LTD. (NCK)
Our raw material and R&D base: Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd., since its establishment in 1915, has developed a variety of products featuring carbon’s prominent attributes. The main manufacturing and sales domains are carbon fiber products used for aerospace technology and general industry, High Purity Treatment Graphite used when producing crystalline silicon, Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery, Silicon Carbide Continuous Fibers mainly provided for the aerospace industry, impervious graphite and chemicals used for chemical industrial devices and equipment such as heat exchangers, flexible graphite for the automobile industry, and other carbon products.
Total group headcount is roughly 800 employees. Nippon Carbon has also a unique joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical: Nippon- Techno Carbon Co., Ltd. has direct access to the raw material (Binder pitch & Pitch coke) within Nippon Steel & Sumikin Metal Group.
NIPPON CARBON CO. LTD. JAPAN –
Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. was established in Urashimagaoka, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi and production of natural graphite electrodes started.
Research and Development
Production of artificial graphite anodes for aqueous electrolysis started.
Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd., for the first time in Japan, succeeded in producing artificial graphite electrodes.
Industrialization of electronic carbon brushes for electric motors began.
Established the technology of producing nuclear grade graphite (Moderator & Reflector).
Carbon Fiber Industrialization
Nippon Carbon began industrialization of carbon fiber material CARBOLON®.
Started producing APEX SEAL for rotary engines
High-Strength & High-Elasticity
Started producing high-strength and high-elasticity carbon fiber CARBOLON-Z®.
Flexible Graphite Production
Started producing flexible graphite sheet NICAFILM®.
Continuous Fiber Production
Made an entrusted development contract with Research Development Corporation of Japan to establish manufacturing technology for silicon carbide continuous fiber Nicalon™.
Isotropic Graphite Production
Started producing isotropic graphite at Yamanashi Plant. Received authorization from Research Development Corporation of Japan for the successful development of manufacturing technology for silicon carbide continuous fiber Nicalon™.
Ready For The Market
Started fiber form activated carbon sales business.
Electron Beam Irradiation
Made an entrusted development contract with Research Development Corporation of Japan in order to research industrialized manufacturing technologies for ultra-high-heat-resistant silicon carbide continuous fiber Hi-Nicalon™ by adopting an electron beam irradiation method.
1994 Shiga Plant (Shin Nippon Carbon) got ISO9002 certification. (Renewed to ISO9001 in 1997).
Received authorization from Research Development Corporation of Japan for the successful development of manufacturing technology for ultra-high-heat-resistant silicon carbide continuous fiber Hi-Nicalon™.
Specialty Carbon Products
Established Nippon Techno-Carbon Co., Ltd. which focuses on specialty carbon products.
DC Arc Furnaces Producing
Started producing 32-inch artificial graphite electrodes for DC arc furnaces.
Founding Fiber Company
Established NGS Advanced Fibers Co., Ltd.
Foundation of Joint Venture with Kornmeyer Carbon Group in Germany,
establishing Nippon Kornmeyer Carbon Group GmbH (NKCG).