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Life Science

AGC supports people's health
We supply various materials in the area of life sciences, including pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients, and fine silica.
Medical supplies
Pharmaceuticals
Agricultural supplies
Agricultural chemicals
Laboratory materials
  • Asahiguard™ E-Series
  • Fluorinated water and oil repelling processing agent that is safe and environmentally friendly
  • Asahiguard™ E-Series

Product details

This fluorinated water and oil repelling processing agent is safe and environmentally friendly. As an agent that repels water and oil, it is used in a wide variety of fields ranging from clothing, umbrellas, and food wrappers to medical care and various types of parts and filters related to automobiles.

Applications
Medical masks
Medical non-woven fabrics
  • SUNSPHERE
  • Filler material for improving the texture of cosmetics and industrial purpose filler material
  • SUNSPHERE

Product details

This product is a spherical shape silica gel with high-level rolling effects, and it is wisely used in cosmetics as a texture improving agent. Micro-porous products also have the property of scattering light, so it has a soft focusing effect. It also provides adsorb/release properties, a high level of hardness, and surface silanol group properties, and is thus used in a variety of fields.

Applications
Filler for cosmetic products
Deodorant
Additive agents for resins
Catalyzer support
Additive agents for papers
  • FONTEX™
  • The world's fastest plastic optical fiber for consumer applications, which does not lose transmission capabilities even when tied in knots or twisted.
  • FONTEX™

Product details

FONTEX is a safe and reliable plastic optical fiber (POF) for general household use. It is suitable for large-volume data transmissions, which are essential for next-generation 4K-TVs, and enables transmission even when it is handled roughly or is sharply bent.

Applications
Optical internal wiring for mobile devices.
Optical interface cable for data center devices.
Interface cable for medical devices in hospitals
  • Glass Substrates for TFTs
  • Glass substrate for display screens of televisions, computers, car navigation systems, etc.
  • Glass Substrates for TFTs

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For its transparency, flat and smooth surface, and excellent heat resistance, this product is used as a substrate material for various types of displays such as liquid crystal televisions, personal computers, car navigation systems, and tablet devices. It is an alkali-free aluminosilicate glass that was developed by using the float process.

Applications
Glass substrate for active matrix liquid crystal display (LCD-TFT)
Glass substrate for EL (Electro-Luminescence) display
Glass for color filter substrate etc.
  • Synthetic Fused Silica Glass AQ series
  • Glass with high purity, high quality, and high functionality for semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Synthetic Fused Silica Glass AQ series

Product details

This glass has been manufactured based on the technological research and development for fine glass, fine chemicals, and fine ceramics that AGC has accumulated over many years. This glass has high purity, high quality, and high performance, and is suited to fast-evolving semiconductor processes and is used for various optical materials, etc.

Applications
Other optical materials, glass wafer
  • Micro Glass
  • Aspherical glass mold lenses that improve optical performance of cameras
  • Micro Glass

Product details

These aspherical glass mold lenses are produced by precision molding of the AGC original glass that was developed by the AGC's glass composition design technologies. Their high optical performance helps improve optical performance of cameras.

Applications
Security camera
Projector
Vehicle camera
Optical communications
  • Ultra thin glass
  • Ultra-thin prepared slides for microscopes supporting medical care
  • Ultra thin glass

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This ultra-thin glass is used for the prepared slides of microscopes. Our ultra-thin glass technology supports medical care.

Applications
Prepared slides of microscopes for medical uses
  • Fiber Reinforced Plastics
  • FPR (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) material that provides safety, reliability, and comfort
  • Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Product details

FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) has high corrosion resistance and durability, and it is also strong, light, and resistant to rust. It is stronger than iron, yet lighter than aluminum. It is a material that provides safety, reliability, and comfort.

Applications
Building materials
Civil engineering materials
Environmental/chemical members
Electrical/electronic members
Railway, vehicle, and machinery members
Energy infrastructure members
  • SELEMION™
  • The most famous brand of ion exchange membranes
  • SELEMION™

Product details

SELEMION™ cleans wastewater, and collects and purifies valuable resourcese by dsalinating (reduces salt levels) and concentrating (increase salt levels) ionic materials in liquids via an ion-exchange membrane.

Applications
Table salt production
Demineralization in food industries
Industrial wastewater reclamation
Desalination (tap water)
Acid recovery
  • sunsep™
  • Membrane gas dryer
  • sunsep™

Product details

sunsep™ can efficiently permeate only moisture and dehumidify gas via a membrane, simply by supplying moist gas on the inside of a hollow fiber membrane and dry gas (purge gas) on the outside. It is a clean and compact gas dryer that uses hollow fiber membranes made of the fluorine resin Flemion™.

Applications
Compressed Air for Instrument Devices
Air pressure Regulating Devices
Automation Devices
Drying Atmosphere
Humidity Control
  • Tafluprost
  • Pharmaceutical agent for therapeutic agent for glaucoma
  • Tafluprost

Product details

This therapeutic agent for glaucoma, which is said to affect 60 million people worldwide, was jointly developed together with Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. based on integrating AGC's fluorine chemicals with organic synthesis technologies. It has outstanding effectiveness in lowering eye pressure, which is believed to be the main cause of this disorder.

Applications
Therapeutic agent for Glaucoma
Agent for ophthalmic solutions
  • FINE CHEMICALS
  • Contract manufacturing of medical and agricultural chemical intermediates, agents, and fluorine-containing organic borate promoters, etc.
  • FINE CHEMICALS

Product details

Our fine chemicals, including agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and promoters, are manufactured from raw materials to intermediates and agents using precise organic synthesis technologies.

Applications
Agricultural chemicals
Pharmaceuticals
Organic borate promoters
  • BIOPHARMACEUTICAL
  • Contract manufacturing of biologics
  • BIOPHARMACEUTICAL

Product details

We provide a wide range of biologics manufacturing solutions from bench scale to commercial GMP production.

Applications
Contract manufacturing of biologics, Biopharmaceutical, Protein, GMP
Process development
Contract development
  • CAUSTIC SODA(SODIUM HYDROXIDE)
  • This is a representative alkali product that is manufactured through the electrolysis of salt.
  • CAUSTIC SODA(SODIUM HYDROXIDE)

Product details

This product is one of basic alkali products which is manufactured through the electrolysis of salt by using AGC's fluorinated ion-exchange membrane (Flemion). It is widely used in fields such as chemical agents, chemical fibers, food industries, soaps, paper, and pulp.

Applications
Chemicals
Oil
Electric power
Medical and agricultural chemicals
Food products
Cleansing agents
Infrastructure
  • SODIUM BICARBONATE
  • Highly safety and mild sodium hydrogen carbonate (sodium bicarbonate)
  • SODIUM BICARBONATE

Product details

It is used for a variety of applications in the fields of livingware, pharmaceuticals and leading-edge technologies.

Applications
Food products
Cleansing agents
Bath additives
Fibers
Feed
Photographs
Artificial dialysis
  • POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
  • This is a alkali product that is manufactured through the electrolysis of potassium chloride.
  • POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Product details

This product is one of basic chemicals which is widely used in fields such as the manufacturing of various potassium salts, liquid soap, petrochemistry, and optical glass.

Applications
Fertilizers
Water processing
Batteries
Semiconductors and substrates
  • F-CLEAN
  • Fluorine film with outstanding weatherability for greenhouses
  • F-CLEAN

Product details

This highly functional film hash necessary functions related to greenhouses such as anti drip surface treatment and UV block, as well as characteristics of fluorine resins including outstanding light transmission properties and long-term weatherability.

Applications
Agricultural houses
Plant factories
  • M.S.GEL
  • High-quality micro-porous silica-type bulking agent for chromatography columns
  • M.S.GEL

Product details

This is a bulking agent spherical micro-porous silica gel for liquid chromatography, and it has been used for about 30 years worldwide. The target molecular size for separation and purification of the average particle (1.6 µm to 300 µm in diameter) can be selected from the micropore diameter of 6 nm to 200 nm.

Applications
Bulking agent for liquid chromatography
  • LAB USE WARE/TISSUE CULTURE WARE
  • For life sciences
  • LAB USE WARE/TISSUE CULTURE WARE

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Pursuing high quality and usability, AGC is working on the development of new products and detailed services that are unique to Japan. We are continuing to make innovations in the field of life science technologies with heat resistant glass containers for scientific experiments (beakers and flasks), as well as plastic container products for tissue cultures that are commonly used for dolphins.

Applications
For environmental measurement
Bio technology research
Life science research

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