Chemical Structure Design
What is Chemical Structure Design?
Chemicals are used in almost all materials in electronics, vehicles, and building materials. Chemical structure design is building the molecular structure of these chemicals. There are many design factors in molecular structures such as composition, arrangement, molecular weight, crystallinity, and functional groups. It becomes possible to add functionality according to the goal such as adding a chemical's hardness, strength, compatibility, optical characteristics, electrical characteristics, durability, stability, and environmental suitability through this design.
DIC's Chemical Structure Design Technology
DIC supplies products in a wide variety of forms like resin solutions, molded products, powders, and sheets. There is acrylic, polyester, epoxy, urethane, amide, imide, PPS, polystyrene, silicone, and fluorine in chemical structures and DIC possess a product lineup of these composite products. We are conducting function design according to application, as well as chemical structure design based on safety management, productivity, and environmental suitability.
Examples of DIC products created by chemical structure design technology
Long fiber reinforced PPS for next-generation vehicles
High refractive index polyester polyol
A PPS resin with dramatically improved impact resistance, fatigue characteristics, and long-term heat resistance, when compared to conventional products. DIC-PPS FZ-2140-F1 can be used in new structural components in next generation systems like hybrid systems and electric cars and applications where it has been difficult to use alternatives to metals.
PPS resin is a crystalline heat-resistant polymer. It has a high melting point of approximately 280°C and excellent chemical resistance. It even has flame resistance properties without the addition of a flame retardant. By reinforcing it with fiber reinforcement like glass fibers or mineral fillers, it exhibits advanced mechanical properties simultaneously with excellent dimensional stability. It is a typical engineering plastic that utilizes chemical structure design technology.
Polylite RX-4800 achieves a high refractive index by DIC's chemical structure design technology. It also possess a feature where it can be easily dissolved by solvents, so it can be supplied diluted by solvents. Possible applications include coating agents for optical lenses and films, coatings that require aesthetic appeal in mobile devices, game units, and cosmetics containers, and cosmetics like manicures. Conventional urethane for coatings and urethane acrylate have insufficient capabilities when it comes to durability. DIC has achieved durability and ease of use by applying our unique chemical structure design technology.