Corporate ProfileHistory of TOMOEGAWA

1960~
Information recording-medium age
The front runner of the automation age
Expanding the business to toner and magnetic tickets as automation progresses
Historical background
Rapid progress in automation

Rapid economic growth continued, and various devices became popular for industrial development and the improvement in quality of life. In the 1960s, electrophotographic copying machines appeared, and they rapidly became widespread as convenient copying and printing equipment. Automation also progressed in transportation. In the 1970s, automatic ticket gate systems using magnetic tickets and magnetic commuter tickets were also introduced. In each case, advanced technology of electrical property control was required.

Developed products
Mass production of “Toner” and “Magnetic Ticket” utilizing knowledge of electrical properties
Electrostatic recording paper and toner for facsimile
Electrostatic recording paper and toner for facsimile

TOMOEGAWA started developing toner in the 1960s after successful development of electrophotographic paper by superior technology of electrical property control. In 1965, TOMOEGAWA launched toner for plate-making-paper, its first commercial toner product, and then moved its focus onto development of toner for copying machine. After the successful product release in 1973, TOMOEGAWA has climbed up and has become the world’ s #1 toner manufacturer that does not manufacture copy machines, and hence through building the global supply system. Furthermore, as a leading company of a magnetic-recording medium, TOMOEGAWA has been contributing to improve people’ s quality of life, through the launch of products used for magnetic ticket, commuter pass, prepaid card and so on.

Wet toner filling line installed in a dedicated factory.In 1972, we built the first toner factory to increase the production of wet toner, which is in rapid demand. Coater No. 8 was newly installed in 1972 to meet the increasing demand for electrostatic recording paper for expanding copying machines and facsimiles. Special magnetic tickets and electrostatic magnetic seal type commuter passes.


TOMOEGAWA's EVENT

1961

Listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange

1962
Trade liberalization of paper pulp

1963

Head office building was completed construction in Kyobashi, Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary


In 1964, the 50th anniversary ceremony was held at the Sunpu Kaikan.  The entertainment held along with the ceremony was crowded with 5000 people including employees and their families.

1964

50th anniversary ceremony was held


1964
Tokaido Shinkansen Line opened
1964
Tokyo Olympics were held
1967
EC &ASEAN were established
1969
Tomei Expressway fully opened
1960s

Products and Technology

Electrophotographic paper
塗工技術

Electrophotographic paper.In 1960, sales of electrophotographic paper under the trade name of 'Tommy Fax' began as the third product of processed paper, following electrical discharge recording paper and electronic copy base paper.
Punching paper for electronic computer
抄紙技術

Statistics card paper for high speed processing
抄紙技術

Dry type EF offset master
塗工技術

Dry two-component toner for EF copy
粉体技術

Electrostatic recording paper for printer
塗工技術

Online passbook paper
抄紙技術

OHP base paper
塗工技術

Electrostatic recording paper for fax
塗工技術

Magnetic parking ticket/wet EF ticket
塗工技術

1970
Japan World Exposition, Osaka were held
1971
U.S.A. adopted Floating Currency Exchange System (Nixon Schock)
1972
Sapporo Winter Olympics were held

1972

Renamed Paper Technology Laboratory into Technical Laboratory and accelerated new business development other than paper products

1972

Built the 1st toner factory (Built another factory to increase production in 1978)


1978
Narita Airport (New Tokyo International Airport) opened
1978
Japan and China signed the Peace and Friendship Treaty

1978

Established TOMOEGAWA(U.S.A.) INC. in Illinois, U.S.A. and started production of toner in October 1981


1970s
Wet tonner for EF copy
粉体技術

Chelate magnetic ticket
塗工技術

Adhesive tape for screen printing frame
粘・接着技術

Wet EF color copy paper
塗工技術

Copy paper and offset master Started the development of Offset Master in 1960.In 1965, our company's products were adopted by a major office machine manufacturer, so the production volume increased rapidly.
Dry tonner for PPC master
粉体技術

Thermal and magnetic ticket
塗工技術

Electric thermal recording paper
塗工技術

Adhesive processing for polarizing plate
粘・接着技術

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