Corporate ProfileHistory of TOMOEGAWA

2000~
FPD age
The bloom of adhesion technology
Achieving high performance display with adhesive and bonding technology
Historical background
Growing need for FPD

In the 2000s, the demands increased for PCs to popularize and for TVs to become larger and thinner. While there were various needs such as more vivid colors, human-friendly, cost performance, process reduction, and durability improvement, timely product development and market launch as well as cost competitiveness were required.

Developed products
Materials to achieve vivid and high quality display
Film dedicated coater in clean room
Film dedicated coater in clean room

TOMOEGAWA has shifted its business from paper to "highly functional materials" and has improved coating technology and adhesive / bonding processing technology to produce many component materials for liquid crystal displays and plasma display that meet the needs of times. In addition to satisfying a broad range of market demands such as anti-reflection, anti-glare, UV protection, and touch panel applications, TOMOEGAWA has been trying to improve its marketing skills in order to capture potential market needs and make successful proposals that help its customers’ business. TOMOEGAWA has made progress with the times.

Film dedicated coater in clean room Flat panel display using our products Anti-glare low reflection film for various displays including LCD monitors


TOMOEGAWA's EVENT

2000
Kanto Railway common card system "Passnet" started operation

2001

Opened a converting factory for printer paper in Chihuahua, Mexico

2001
9-11 terrorist attacks took place in the U.S.

2001

Opened an analysis center at Shizuoka Works

2002
2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan was held

2002

Built a factory for optical films and adhesive tapes for electronics products at Shizuoka Works

2003
Shizuoka City and Shimizu City merged to create a new "Shizuoka City"
2004
Kii Mountain Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Route were registered as a World Heritage Site

2004

Established TOMOEGAWA HONG KONG CO., LTD.

2005

Established Tomoegawa Holding Huizhou Inc. to control business operations in China

2005

Delisted from Osaka Stock Exchange

2005

Established Tomoegawa Imaging Technology (Huizhou) Co., Ltd. for toner manufacturing and sales, in Huizhou city, Guang Dong Province, China and built a factory in April, 2006


2005

Built the 3rd chemical-products factory at Shizuoka Works to meet the increasing demand for toner


2005

Established Tomoegawa Fine Coating Ltd. for development and production of optical films in Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture. The registered name is currently TFC Co. Ltd.


2006

Span off Paper Div. and established a new company, Tomoegawa Paper Co. Ltd.

2006

Started using common name "TOMOEGAWA" and the newly designed company logo

2006

Established Tomoegawa Korea Co., Ltd. in South Korea

2008
Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers

2009

Established a joint venture, AT ELECTRODE CO., LTD.

2000s

Products and Technology

Colored adhesive film for PDP
粘・接着技術

Electrostatic chuck for LCD
粘・接着技術

Paper string / paper net
抄紙技術

Paper net 'Amix' is a net made of 100% paper with sufficient strength by special processing.It was used as the goal net of Shimizu S-Pulse in the soccer J-League and the display of 'Aichi Expo' held in Aichi Prefecture in 2005.
Glass grid with retardation film
粘・接着技術

Optical component 'glass lid with retardation film' used for optical pickups
Adhesive sheet for ceramic ESC
粘・接着技術

Adhesive sheet for ceramic ESC.Used in a device that electrostatically attracts and fixes silicon wafers during semiconductor manufacturing.
Various functional OCA films
粘・接着技術

Various functional OCA films.Functional optical adhesive film for UV cut, light diffusion, color correction, etc.
Paper rope
抄紙技術

Nnew environmental-friendly paper rope 'sun rope'Colorful paper rope that takes advantage of the luxury of paper materials.
EMC measures sheet
塗工技術

EMC measure sheet Convenient sheet that can be simply pasted to solve electromagnetic interference
Battery electrode
塗工技術

Battery electrode Electrode sheets for electric double layer capacitors (EDLC), lithium ion capacitors (LIC), lithium ion batteries (LIB).
Hybrid adhesive sheet
粘・接着技術

Hybrid adhesive sheet Adhesive sheet that blends thermosetting resin and thermoplastic type resin.

2010

Established TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL PRODUCTS CO.,LTD. (currently TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL FILMS CO., LTD.)

2011
Great East Japan Earthquake

2011

Transferred converting business for printer paper in Chihuahua, Mexico to a third party

2011

Established a joint venture, Nissai Imaging Technology (Jiujiang) Co.,Ltd. in China for manufacturing and sales of toner


2012
TOKYO SKYTREE was completed construction

2012

Invested in Aura Paper Industries(India) Pvt. Ltd.


2013
Mt. Fuji was registered as a World Heritage Site

2013

Merged Tomoegawa Paper Co. Ltd.

2013

Opened a representative office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

On June 19, 2014, TOMOEGAWA celebrated its 100th anniversary.  A commemorative event was held at Shizuoka Works by inviting employees, their families, and local residents.

2014

100th Anniversary


2015

Launched "iCas", a unified brand of "Heat/Electricity/Electromagnetic Waves" control related products


2016

Made Taiwan a representative office a subsidiary, TOMOEGAWA TAIWAN CO.,LTD.

2016
Kumamoto Earthquake

2016

Acquired additional stock of Aura Paper Industries(India) Pvt.Ltd., and made it a subsidiary TOMOEGAWA Aura India Pvt.Ltd.

2016

Established Tomoegawa Co Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2018

Established Tomoegawa (Guangzhou) International Trading Co., Ltd. for sale of toner for copiers / printers and others in China

2018

Relocated the headquarters to Kyobashi Trust Tower in Chuo-ku,Tokyo


2010s
Touch panel compatible products
粘・接着技術

Products for touch panel It is used as an OCA film, a hard coat film, and an oligomer block protective film for touch panels that are used in a wide range of applications including tablets and smartphones.
Activated carbon sheet
抄紙技術

Activated carbon sheet. Filter material with excellent adsorption speed and adsorption capacity
Heat and chemical resistant masking sheet
塗工技術

Heat and chemical resistant masking sheet It has excellent heat resistance and removability, and is used for protection of chemicals and paints in various processes, temporary fixing, etc.
Calcium carbonate paper
抄紙技術

Calcium carbonate paper. Building material paper highly filled with calcium carbonate
DIA sheet
塗工技術

DIA sheet Sheet that prevents slippage caused by vibrations and loads between metal materials.
Bonding sheet
塗工技術

Bonding sheet Thermosetting adhesive sheet without sheet base material. The adhesive layer has excellent heat resistance and has a good adhesive force after curing.
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