NIKI GLASS CO., LTD
We provide various kinds of scientific and chemical equipment to users in Japan.
Our company is a trading firm. We mainly sell domestic and overseas low-temperature, radiation, and X-ray equipment and other scientific and chemical equipment. We also market our own products. We introduce products in public laboratories at universities and governmental agencies by making the best use of our contact with such technical fields as cryogenics, superconductivity, and radiation. We are also actively working on introducing technologies in the industrial world.
[Product description] Muddy water produced during tunnel construction may contain harmful substances such as naturally occurring arsenic. We propose a system that mixes functional iron powder into muddy water to absorb arsenic and separates the iron powder using a superconductive magnet. The decontaminated water, soil, and sand are recycled. We install a plant at the tunnel construction site for the on-site treatment of contaminated soil. This was jointly developed with a general contractor. [Market share/Ranking] No other companies deal with such on-site treatment. [Intellectual property] Jet Agitation System with Magnetic Substance Collector (Japanese Patent No. 5033734). [Major facilities and equipment] Superconductive magnets, large mixing tanks, and magnetic separators.
[Product description] Electronic materials are very vulnerable to magnetic impurities. Magnetic impurities can be powerfully removed by generating a high gradient in a superconductive high magnetic field to raise the purity of raw materials. We design and manufacture high-gradient magnetic separation systems suitable for raw materials. [Market share/Ranking] No other companies deal with such refinement by means of high-gradient magnetic separation using superconductivity. [Intellectual property] Wastewater Treatment System Using Superconductive Magnetic Separation (Japanese Patent No. 4597862, and international patents in China, Korea, and the USA).
[Product description] Metal ions dissolved in a solution are absorbed by a magnetic absorbent and desorbed to condensate target metals by superconductive magnetic separation. The absorbent can be used again. [Market share/Ranking] Magnetic absorbent and magnetic separation technology is not available from other companies.
[Product description] Cell and molecule screening technology using affinity beads is advancing in the field of biotechnology drug discovery. At present, however, the technology is still at a laboratory scale of several milligrams. We developed devices for refining proteins and enzymes for medical purposes in units of kilograms and tons for the production of pharmaceuticals. [Intellectual property] Magnetic Separation Tool, Magnetic Separation Device, and Magnetic Separation Method (Japanese Patent No. 5369255).
[Company strength] We have a history of over 35 years of experience and achievements in technical fields such as cryogenics, superconductivity, radiation, and X-rays. We have confidence in our power and speed to introduce advanced technologies in Japan because we have strong connections to overseas industries. We also have many years of achievements and experience with researchers in Japan, so we have a full environment for technical development based on researcher seeds. [Business description] Our company introduces overseas technologies and devices and also our own products. We mainly do business in the fields of low-temperature physics, radiation, and X-rays. Our main customers are universities and national and public laboratories, but we are also actively working to implement technologies in the industrial world. We are using national government and other subsidies and grant systems for the application of basic technologies to develop new markets through our company and subsidiaries. [Industry] Wholesaling [Strength of products/technologies] We can introduce technologies and devices to Japan that have already been introduced overseas. This includes radiation gate monitors installed at national borders and port facilities as measures against nuclear terrorism to detect radioactive substances loaded on passing vehicles. More than 80 units of such a system have been installed at the Port of Tokyo and the Port of Yokohama to check export cargo containers for radioactive contamination. This is done as part of the Fukushima decontamination project. [Representative's message] Our company was founded 90 years ago and our main line of business at the time was the manufacture and sale of glasswork products and the like. We have successfully changed from this to our present sales of scientific and chemical equipment. We are a trading firm, but we have a technical department in Yokohama city. We are not limited to wholesaling. We design and manufacture our own products, meet requests for repairs and maintenance, and install and adjust products at our customers’ sites. Our main customers are now public research institutes of universities and governmental agencies, but we will extend our business into the industrial world by linking with major companies. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Our website is our point of contact for major companies and other customers. We are ready to meet email inquiries about sales and technical support. Staff from the sales or technical department visit customers as required. This is an in-house system mainly for customers in Japan. However, we may extend future devices for the industrial world to overseas markets. English support is available because of our regular transactions with overseas companies. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] Distinguished Service Member certification by RIKEN (2012); Letters of appreciation from the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, and so on. [Media] Academic journals (“Hamon,” “Hoshako,” “Applied Physics,” etc.); introduced in newspapers (Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, November 15, 2013, etc.). [Joint research and development] “Developing radioactive waste incineration systems from expertise about magnetic separation devices and techniques of managing incineration plants and also finding their sales channels for recovery from the earthquake disaster,” by the National Federation of Small Business Associations in fiscal 2012; joint development with Kyoto Institute of Technology; and many others. [Factory (domestic)] 関連会社：株式会社ＭＳエンジニアリング（大阪市大正区） [Other sites] Tokyo Branch, Yokohama Technical Center [Transaction form] Product sales, joint development. [Transaction terms] Cash transfer (promissory notes not accepted) at the end of the next month after delivery and acceptance, or advance payment based on our terms and conditions. [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Kajima (magnetic separation of arsenic and other heavy metals), Hitachi (development of SQUID for nondestructive inspection), Toshiba, NTT, and so on. [Main Clients / Business History (overseas)] We are a sales agent for NucSafe (radiation inspection devices for transportation containers) and Cryo Industries (low-temperature devices) of the U.S., Huber of Germany (diffractometers), and so on. [Exhibition History/Information] The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research; the Japanese Society for Neutron Science and others; the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research (planned); the Japanese Society for Neutron Science (planned); the Japan Society of Applied Physics (planned).
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