Sumitomo Electric made an announcement on launch Microfilteration Membrane Module which has been designed for the membrane bioreactor (MBR) to the Chinese market. The Microfilteration Membrane Module for MBR employs “POREFLON”, a porous membrane material manufactured by Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer (SFP) a subsidiary company of Sumitomo Electric. The company manufactured the Microfilteration Membrane Module using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Read more
Mitsubishi Electric made an announcement on development of 19.2-inch TFT-LCD module with 16:3-aspect, designed to enable a broad range of display and design solution for wider-format module such as kiosk display, information monitors, gaming and other entertainment applications. The new model, AA192AA01 comes in a form factor of 496.5mm (W) x 109.2mm (H) for the display of 16:3 ratio images (1920 x 360) pixels. Furthermore, the incorporation of white LEDs has allowed the newly developed module to achieve a minimum backlight lifespan of 60,000 hours at the room temperature (25 degrees Celsius). Read more
Japanese Kimonos with their elegant design and breathtaking colors, that just recently lost its interest among the young generation Japanese women due to its high cost and need of expert to simply wear them, not to forget their restrictiveness in movement and burden of taking care of them. Having said this, traditional kimono by no means disappeared, where its form and use have been somehow redefined in Japanese modern life. One contributing factor in Kimono’s market success is the replacement of silk by synthetic material to overcome their laundry problem and at the same time designers have introduced new fabric designers allowing kimono to be worn regardless of the age of individual’s age. Teijin has taken this idea a little further introducing its BIOFRONT fibers, a heat resistant bioplastic into silk crepe kimonos. Read more
Mitsubishi Electric today made an announcement on development of 12.1 inch XGA color TFT LCD module featuring a reduced size and thickness of 10% and 20% respectively in comparison to the previous model. The new AA121XL01 offers a high brightness of up to 1,000 cd/m2 plus a longer backlight life through incorporation of white LED and its inverter-less construction. The minimum backlight lifespan is 60,000 hours at the 25 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the inverter-less construction helps in eliminating any needs high-voltage inverters resulting in lowering the final product cost. Read more
Here is a new idea that you might consider including in your everyday diet plan. The research group of the Faculty of Agriculture of Saga University in Japan will start conducting desalinization of saline soils in China by using “ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)” which has characteristic of absorbing salt through its root. The Ice Plant an annual plan of the Aizoaceae family is native plant of South Africa. Through its natural process, the ice plant absorbs sodium chloride from the root then accumulates the sodium into bladder cells of stem and leaf. On average 1 kg of ice plant is capable of absorbing 14g sodium as result resisting dryness. The ice plant is known as “Barafu” a naturally grown salty vegetable.
Well it goes without saying that where there is a problem there is an opportunity. Now days where ever we turn our head the term of “Economic Down turn” can not be avoided. Well one of the success stories for Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers has been in growing sales in white goods which have been largely driven by impressive demand from overseas market especially from emerging markets. One of the reasons that are contributing to this success despite the economic slowdown has been that price and functionality level have increased. Read more
To liberate themselves from dependence on the materials that may run out or at least become expensive Japanese companies are looking for alternatives. 31 metals are being used in Japan’s industries today they are thought of as vitamins of manufacturing as the amount is used in products may be small but essential, even a bit of such metals enhances the performance of principal raw materials adding strength or heat resistance. They are found in PCs, light bulb and many other products. For instance a mobile phone contains 10 rare metals almost none of these resources are found in Japan itself, that makes the prospect of any interruption of overseas suppliers an unhappy contingency to plan for. Read more