In the process of developing our inks, we perfected the technology of ultrafine particle dispersion. Our PTFE dispersion uses this know how to disperse very fine PTFE particles. The idea is to take advantage of the advantages of this engineering plastic. Incorporate the advantages of PTFE in your plastic system using our dispersion!
The Industrial Materials business group takes advantage of the core technological competences to expand our business to a variety of segments. The basic technologies are "Dispersion Technology" used in manufacture of highly specialized inks used for ballpoint and sign pens, and "Firing Technology" mainly used in our high performing mechanical pencils and pencil leads. Also, we are specialists in fine machining and container design. We are happy to introduce our competences in those fields.
Mitsubishi Pencil's Dispersions
The common ballpoint pen and marker pen traditionally used dyes as the mean of introducing color.
Mitsubishi Pencil turned its attention to the color robustness and resistance of pigments. We've been improving this technology for the past 40 years. When you compare dyes to pigments, the later is much harder to process specially since it easily creates agglomerates and precipitates. Therefore Mitsubishi Pencil perfected it's dispersion technology. We are now applying this technology to variety of differents fields.
As we continue to use our ultra-fine dispersion technology in our inks and dispersed products, we started do develop dispersions of ultra-fine Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials. SiC is a very hard and durable material and therefore there are many industrial applications for it. As an example, we envision that our SiC dispersion could help improve some characteristics of nickel coatings such as wear resistance and hardness.
Mitsubishi Pencil has a long history of using carbon materials to its writing instruments. Our Plastic Formed Carbon (PFC) product line uses this technology to a variety of applications. PFC has high purity and mechanical stiffness, while sharing all the interesting characteristics of carbon materials such as electrical conductivity, thermal stability, resistance to corrosion and biocompatibility, among others. Therefore it finds applications in a variety of fields.
Mitsubishi Pencil Plastic Formed Carbon (PFC): Carbon products enjoy the excellent characteristics of its base material. Light and Stiff, carbon is the perfect material for diaphragms, ultrasonic matching layers. Its hardness and tribological characteristics makes this material ideal for sliding elements. Controlling the pore size gives us the opportunity to tune the characteristics for the ideal porous material. The excellent corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity make it the choice of material to electrodes.
The pen tip is responsible for controlling the flow of ink from the tank to the paper. Micrometric precision is a must in this application. Our machining capabilities allow for cheap, precise, high volume. The capability of machining small pieces very precisely has been developed over a long period of time, and now we proudly offer our clients the opportunity of profiting from this technology.
Mitsubishi Pencil successfully developed a contactless, low cost optical interconnection. We took advantage of our machining technology to achieve the necessary precision while maintaining a low cost. In a world where optical communication is absolutely necessary, a way of simplify optical interconnections has a chance to change paradigms.