In fundamental research, discovering the facts behind phenomena is done by utilizing the advanced sciences and technologies in various fields, including chemistry, physics, and biology. This research plays an important role in developing truly valuable products. Underlying these R&D activities is the integration of science and technology. With a wide range of fat, oil, and surfactant science, which are the origin of our business, biological science, polymer science, and applied physics, we integrate production engineering such as chemical process engineering, assembling and processing technology, and packaging and filling technology to produce superior products that exceed consumer expectations. In addition, the R&D Division works closely with related divisions such as Marketing and Production. Outside the company, the R&D Division conducts many collaborative projects with various research institutes, universities, and other companies.
A single science or technology cannot create valuable products. We pursue new R&D techniques targeting the next generation through cross-industrial and interdisciplinary collaboration beyond the current academic framework.