February 16, 2012 — JSR Corporation began operations at its new Research and Development Facility at JSR Micro Taiwan Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of JSR. The facility bolsters R&D at JSR Micro Taiwan (JMW), which manufactures and sells liquid crystal display (LCD) materials in Taiwan.
Total investment in the facility, including construction fees and evaluation equipment, equals about ¥1.2 billion. Until this facility was completed, JMW provided technical support in the region through a 2007-built lab within its plant.
The 3,400m2 research facility includes a cleanroom, product evaluation equipment, and proximity to JMW’s manufacturing department. Its mission is to develop products consistently, respond rapidly to customer requests, and provide independent and local technical support to customers in newly developing fields.
JSR Group anticipates a rise in demand for LCD materials, following the construction of LCD factories in China by major Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese companies. Taiwan is both a major market for LCD panel manufacturing, and an emerging location for touch-panel materials and related display products.
The JSR Group built a similar R&D facility at JSR Micro Korea in July 2011, as part of an overarching plan for product development.
JSR Corporation produces synthetic rubbers, photo-chemistries and organic synthesis chemistries, and electronic materials, display materials and optical materials. Learn more at http://www.jsr.co.jp/jsr_e/index.shtml.