Resources & Advanced Materials Department

We contribute to the world with raw materials ranging from natural resources to rare metals and advanced materials.

The industries surrounding our lives, such as the steel, glass, ceramics, automobile, and semiconductor industries, are supported by a wide variety of raw materials. Above all, in Japan, as a resource-poor country, securing high-quality raw materials and ensuring their stable supply is vital to industrial activities. At the Resources & Advanced Materials Department, we select and procure optimal raw materials for customer needs from within Japan and other countries and strive to ensure their stable supply by taking advantage of our many years of experience in handling mineral sand, refractory materials, various types of rare earth, inorganic chemicals, and others, and our overseas network. At the same time, we work on the development of new materials by cooperating with research institutions and business enterprises.


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