R&D Policy & Organization
Our research and development is based on a concept: Process & Product. The “P&P” concept underpins our creation of new products through the combination and development of materials and processes.
Our daily R&D work is directed toward achieving advances in specialty glass technology and improving the value of products used in a wide range of sectors that include medical care, displays, information and communications, lighting and home appliances, as well as Automotive.
The staff departments work on the bedrock of basic research, namely developing fundamental technologies. This includes tasks such as designing materials processes and developing evaluation technologies. Meanwhile, the line departments work to improve products in sectors where we already operate and develop businesses by devising advanced function to meet our customers’ requirements. Furthermore, by implementing our business strategy and plans, our staff departments and line departments collaborate with a focus on creating new businesses through strategic development, and on developing manufacturing processes that achieve a reduced environmental impact. Moreover, we proactively seek to harness broader pools of knowledge in our development work by pursuing industry-university partnerships and collaborating with other companies.
The P&P Technology Centers specialize in the development of core glass manufacturing technologies. The Otsu Center mainly engages in material design, analysis, assessment, and basic processing technology evaluation. The Takatsuki Center develops innovative ways to process glass with new functions and compound technologies and is focusing on nurturing new business areas. The letters “P&P” stand for “process” and “product,” representing an important principle at NEG: “Development of novel technologies and processes must be valued, and the accumulated results of development will be reflected in the quality of our products.”