Research & Development

Research & Development


With the aim of achieving its Color & Comfort by Chemistry management vision, the DIC Group is leveraging its basic technologies, including those in the areas of optics and color, organic molecular design, polymer design and dispersion, as well as its core technologies in such areas as synthesis, compounding and formulation, and surface treatment, to develop high-value-added products that contribute to a sustainable society. The Group is also building a portfolio of next-generation products and new technologies by integrating technological resources originating across the Group, as well as actively promoting open innovation, to drive sustainable growth.

Development of New Technologies, Products and Solutions to Support Business Portfolio Transformation

Basic Technologies of DIC

Optics and color

Technologies for controlling substances' chemical and physical structure to determine reflection, transmission and absorption of light

Organic molecular design

Chemical structure technologies that use organic reactions to obtain certain properties, characteristics and functionality

Polymer design

Technologies for controlling the structure of polymer compounds to obtain certain properties, characteristics and functionality


Technologies for ensuring the uniform mixing of substances that do not naturally mix together completely

Applicability assessment (Coating/printing/molding)

Technologies for applying inks and coatings, molding plastics and compounds and forming films, as well as for assessing these products' functionality and characteristics