Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 17:50 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: NEC Corporation
NEC Achieves Advanced Scratch Resistance and Maki-e Style Printing on Luxury Lacquerware Tone Bioplastic

TOKYO, Feb 6, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC announced a breakthrough in the scratch resistance of its "Urushi black" tone bioplastic(1) that resembles traditional craft Japanese lacquerware. The bioplastic has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Yutaro Shimode, a renowned Japanese lacquerware artist who is a professor of Kyoto Sangyo University and is a third-generation president of the Shimode makie-studio. Moreover, maki-e style printing has been developed, which enables high-level reproduction of elaborate, three-dimensional maki-e(2) drawn on the surface of lacquerware.

NEC has an accomplished history of developing bioplastics with plants as raw materials, which helps to reduce CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming. NEC's "Urushi black" tone bioplastic in particular has attracted great interest, and in order to promote the practical use of this bioplastic, high scratch resistance and greater decorativeness are expected.

As part of this, NEC developed a compound technology of additives that prevents scratching, even after repeated rubbing with cloth or paper, and maintains the optical characteristics of "Urushi black." With this technology, one of the highest levels of scratch resistance has been achieved among plastics used for decorative purposes. Further, digital image processing has been applied based on elaborate, three-dimensional, first-class maki-e drawn by Dr. Shimode. This is in addition to ink composition, coloring components, and printing conditions that have been optimized in cooperation with a printing manufacturer that excels at special printing. Through these processes, NEC has succeeded in advanced maki-e style printing that enables near faithful reproduction of the actual works.

"In the future, NEC aims to collaborate with resin material manufacturers to promote the practical use of this material in durable products and luxury commodities that contribute to a decorative atmosphere and environmental friendliness," said Mr. Soichi Tsumura, General Manager, IoT Device Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation.

This technique has been partially developed as part of the Japan Science and Technology Agency's (JST) ALCA project.

(1) Press release; August 17, 2016
NEC develops non-edible-plant-based bioplastic featuring the elegance of traditional Japanese lacquerware
http://www.nec.com/en/press/201608/global_20160817_01.html
(2) Maki-e: A traditional Japanese craft. A picture drawn with a brush on the surface of lacquerware that is coated with lacquer and then polished.


About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

Contact:
NEC
Seiichiro Toda        
s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com
+81-3-3798-6511


Feb 6, 2018 17:50 HKT/SGT
Source: NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Enterprise IT
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


NEC Corporation Links

http://www.nec.com

https://www.facebook.com/nec.global/

https://twitter.com/NEC_corp

https://www.youtube.com/user/NECglobalOfficial

https://www.linkedin.com/company/nec/

NEC Corporation
Apr 18, 2019 08:36 HKT/SGT
Nagasaki University and NEC Establish Program on Global Health & Biometric Authentication
Apr 5, 2019 18:09 HKT/SGT
NEC Announces 24 MW of New Energy Storage Projects in China
Apr 5, 2019 08:30 HKT/SGT
NEC and Ceragon Collaborate to Expand 5G Wireless Backhaul Business Globally
Apr 3, 2019 07:47 HKT/SGT
NEC: Northgate Public Services Makes Three Acquisitions to Strengthen its International Healthcare Screening Offering
Apr 2, 2019 09:36 HKT/SGT
NEC Unveils "NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles"
Mar 27, 2019 13:35 HKT/SGT
NEC Big Data Solution Ready for Trial at Medco Power Plant
Mar 22, 2019 19:00 HKT/SGT
NEC Completes Software-defined WAN Trial with University of Kuala Lumpur
Mar 21, 2019 08:45 HKT/SGT
ANA Harnesses the Power of NEC's Virtual Reality Solutions in Flight Attendant Training
Mar 13, 2019 11:39 HKT/SGT
Toyota Tsusho and NEC Conclude Contract with Uzbektelecom on Nationwide Data Communication System
Mar 8, 2019 19:12 HKT/SGT
NEC and Macromill Launch Consumer Insight Marketing Business Using AI
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: