Development

Isuzu Glass participates in joint development with Kyoto Institute of Technology, Osaka Univ, Shiga prefecture Univ, Hokkaido Univ and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). We pursue the refinement of our core technology "Glass melting" and "Molding technology" and look for innovative ways to advance our technology to fulfill new business fields.

Infrared Transmitting Glass (IIR-SF Series)

IR-SFR1 is the glass consisting mainly sulfur and has good transmission in infrared range.This glass is particulaly useful for cameras and sensors that operate up to 11μm. Furthermore, it is less expensive than crystals of germanium, etc., which are widely used at present.
We are currently streamlining the mass production system of chalcogenide glass that contains no harmful substances such as arsenic and selenium specified by the RoHS directive and REACH. Furthermore, we are developing IIR-SFR2 which outperforms conventional IIR-SFR1. We are planning to develop the composition according to needs to increase the repertoire of products in the future.
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Spectral characteristics of Sn-Sb-Ge and Sn-Sb-Ga Sulfide glass

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Laser Glass

Laser Glass

We have succeeded in the development of the glass for high power laser amplification.
In the process of the development, we installed a melting facility for supply of the glass free of Pt particles. As the only supplier of such glass in Japan, we are working hard to supply the glass that can meet the specifications required by each customer.
We are proceeding with this research and development and planning to launch the related products in 2016.

Battery Materials

Battery Materials

We are currently developing negative electrode materials for all-solid batteries that are considered to be most likely to be post Li-ion secondary batteries in the joint research with Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture. Our negative electrode materials are being developed through the application of high-quality chalcogenide glass that has been successfully developed so far.

Hybrid Materials

Hybrid Materials

Based on our long-term achievements in the manufacture of optical glass absorption filters, we have succeeded in the development of the materials that enable flexible molding at low costs by maintaining the absorption performance derived from glass properties and making the best use of resin formability.

Hybrid Materials sample picture