September 23, 2005 – Itrix Corp., a maker of ultra-precision fabrication equipment, will produce nano-optical film and other devices using its proprietary nanotechnology at its new Japan facility, said the Nikkei English News.
The Tokyo-based company will build a new 1,100 sq.-meter plant at its R&D center in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, at a cost of 500 million yen. The plant will start producing optical film as early as April 2006, targeting an annual output of 1 million sheets.
The use of nano-optical film, which offers high luminance, helps reduce the cost of making LCD televisions because fewer pieces of film are required to form the flat-panel LCD monitor, officials of the company said.
The company, established in 2000, has proprietary nano-imprint technologies that are used to transfer designs onto resins by pressing on molds which can handle fabrication requiring nano-level precision.
The company also uses its proprietary fabrication equipment to produce ultra-precision parts on behalf of other firms.