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Taiyo Nippon Sanso Open Innovation

TNSC is acquiring value-added and differentiated products as a part of its open innovation strategy.

Targeted Segments

Our Alliance Companies

RASIRC, Inc. specializes in products that generate and deliver ultra high purity gases to semiconductor fabrication processes. RASIRC has innovated and released unique membrane gas purification delivery systems for over one decade, and has always been focusing on developing new innovative systems for emerging markets. Matheson Tri-Gas (TNSC subsidiary) acquired majority share of RASIRC in 2012. The partnership provides RASIRC with access to TNSC’s global reach, logistical expertise, and customer support network, while providing TNSC/Matheson with additional research and product development capabilities and new, innovative products and chemicals.

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Pioneer Materials, Inc. is a supplier of materials for thin-film deposition by sputtering and evaporation. Pioneer Materials has developed critical expertise in compound formation, powder processing, and powder consolidation to develop new products for applications in photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, semiconductor, and optical applications. Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. and Pioneer Materials have agreed to enter into a global exclusive distribution agreement for Pioneer Materials’ products. Together, Matheson Tri-Gas and Pioneer Materials will meet the emerging worldwide demand for critical materials used in energy harvesting applications.

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SulfaTrap LLC, a U.S. venture company established in 2012, has developed and commercialized desulfurization sorbents to remove a variety of sulfur compounds to extremely low levels from natural gas and other hydrocarbons. TNSC invested in SulfaTrap in 2016 and is now promoting SulfaTrap’s products by creating synergies between the industrial gases business and the sulfur sorbents business to offer new solutions in the energy field.

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Jilin OLED Material Inc., established in 2005, has made significant progress in the development of high-purity OLED materials and acquired several key customers in China. Jilin OLED has also incremented both production and R&D capabilities for upcoming OLED materials demand in China. In 2016 TNSC made an equity investment in Jilin OLED and the TNSC group started leveraging its sales network and corporate brand in the global electronics market to promote Jilin OLED’s products by bundling them with TNSC’s electronics products. TNSC and Jilin OLED collaborate in a quality enhancement program of Jilin OLED products by applying TNSC’s quality know-how cultivated in the electronics market.

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Optomec Inc. is leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing (AM) systems for 3D Printed Metals and 3D Printed Electronics. For over two decades Optomec LENS 3D Printers have been used by industry to improve product performance and reduce cost for metal components. TNSC has invested in Optomec and acquired the distribution right of the products for the global market and will besides promoting Optomec LENS system to aerospace, automobile and machinery industry via its global sales channel, also create synergies with our industrial gases business.

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LPW Technology Ltd. is the global market leader in the manufacture, processing and development of high-quality metal powders and metal powder quality control solutions exclusively for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM). LPW focuses on materials to drive improved performance, traceability and control in the AM process. In 2017, TNSC formed a strategic alliance with LPW to advance the widespread adoption of AM in production environments. Learning from our vast electronics industry experience, TNSC/LPW propose to transform AM production by highlighting “point of use” purity and engineering out the risk of contamination at every step of the process.

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