Research Group on Plastic Films
  Plastic films are widely used for Food packaging, Electronics, Auto motives, Environment /Energy, Agriculture, Architecture, Life science, and the market is widely expanding. Plastic films are continuously developed not only by freely designing plastic material using polymerizing and compounding technology, but also by adding new functions using technologies such as molding, printing and coating. Research Group on Plastic Films is established for the purpose of the progress of research on plastic films on the assumption of growth of the technology of polymer science. Our group holds three annual meetings (one on research to be held in around July and two on lecture in October and March). One of the most attractive points of the meetings is that we get a chance to know the history and transition of the polymer technology by attending the lectures which are given by the number of researchers who have been contributing themselves to the project for a long time. Furthermore, the annual meetings are held on many categories of business, on many types of business including upstream and downstream industries, on all organization from industry, the government, and academia. We hope that the participants will have a chance to see things in a new point of view in their research by harmonizing with different category of industry. Moreover, we hope that the participants will raise the spirit of inquiry after hearing the lecture on similar category of research, and, also continue to search the technology for the further development.

Shota Hayakawa (TOYOBO Corporation)

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