Research and Development
Building the Future with Advanced Technology
At Nichicon, we aim to be a “strong partner” for our customers in the development of new products. It is our motto to respond promptly to our customers’ demands and develop products that function at a consistently high level. For this purpose, we have constructed an integrated research and development framework covering all aspects from material research to final product development in the respective fields of “capacitors for electronics,” “circuit products,” and “capacitors for electric apparatus and power utilities.” The research & development and production sectors collaborate closely to put new technologies to practical use and achieve commercialization as quickly as possible.
Capacitors for Power Unilities
We work on improving reliability and safety, as well as reducing environmental impact.
The themes on which we place importance include improving product reliability and safety, as well as minimizing environmental impact. With this in mind, we are doing our best to reduce the use of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, one of the controlled substances for which emissions must be reduced to prevent global warming. Moreover, we intend to install protective devices and eliminate the use of lead in our products.
Capacitors for Electric Apparatus
We develop highly reliable products capable of higher frequencies and greater capacity.
We are actively engaged in the research and development of higher frequency and greater capacity products in order to address the increasing widespread introduction of inverters in diverse applications. We are also promoting ways to improve product reliability by converting to “dry” products (using less insulating oil) and installing protective devices to improve the safety as well as reducing the environmental impact caused by our products.

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