High Functionality

Not just heat resistance!
Alicyclic diol/Monoalcohol monomers that enhance the functionality of resins!

Expected Fields of Application

In the field of mobility, the mandatory use of in-vehicle cameras as well as the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technology will require multiple high-performance sensing cameras. Plastic lenses for sensing cameras require high-performance such as heat resistance and light resistance, thus we expect our alicyclic compounds to apply to applications in this field. As well as automotive camera lenses, plastic lens applications are also expected to expand to include camera lenses for smartphones, goggles for VR (virtual reality)/AR (augmented reality)/MR (mixed reality), and optical materials used in smart glasses.

In the field of electronics, the 5th generation mobile communication system (5G) has recently started to be rolled out in many countries around the world. Furthermore, researches for the next-generation 6th generation mobile communication system (6G) are underway. 5G uses millimeter wave (28 GHz band), which have higher frequencies than the 4th generation mobile communication system (4G). These higher frequencies require higher-performance from materials and especially resin materials for 5G-compatible devices need to have particularly high heat resistance and low dielectric loss. We expect our alicyclic compounds to apply to application in addressing these challenges.

Our Solution

Our alicyclic compounds (diols and monoalcohols) are developed and synthesized by utilizing KH Neochem’s strengths in oxo and hydrogenation reactions. These alicyclic compounds can be used as raw materials for polyester, polycarbonate, epoxy, polyurethane, urethane acrylate, and (meth)acrylate, to name some examples. Resins synthesized using our alicyclic compounds achieve higher heat resistance (Tg: glass transition temperature) than resins synthesized using other commercially available alicyclic compounds. In addition, since these compounds can impart to the resin properties provided by the alicyclic skeleton—such as low water absorption, water vapor barrier properties, oxygen barrier properties, low dielectric constant, and low dielectric loss tangent, hence we expect our alicyclic compounds to apply to applications as resins in the electronics and mobility fields.

Our alicyclic compounds (diols and monoalcohols) are expected to be applied to resins used in various fields.