Daicel Corporation (Head office: Kita-ku, Osaka, President & CEO: Misao Fudaba) received the Invention Encouragement Prize of the FY2018 Chugoku Local Commendation for Invention held by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, for its invention named “Emulsion and its preparation method for fiber lubricant”.
The Local Commendation for Invention which started in 1921, is for researchers, engineers, etc., who have made outstanding inventions. Daicel was highly evaluated for its contribution to society by the practical application of the invention concerned.
The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Hotel Granvia Okayama.
<Summary of Awarded Invention>
”Emulsion and its preparation method for fiber lubricant” (Japanese Patent Number: 4754307)
Keisuke Ito, Akio Kojima
This invention is the technology to suppress damage of fiber products by optimally adjusting lubricant oil emulsion particle size, which is utilized to reduce friction and resistance on machines. Daicel takes full advantage of this technology to improve product quality and production efficiency of its main cellulose products.