Zeon Corporation is a chemical manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has 61 group companies around the world.  It was established in 1950. Currently, it mainly manufactures and sells synthetic rubber, specialty plastics, and optical films, and so on. The single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) developed by the super-growth method is one of those products and we started manufacturing and selling it in 2016. The super-growth method for SWCNT synthesis was discovered by Dr. Kenji Hata of AIST of Japan. This method enables it to produce a high-quality SWCNT that leads to a significant reduction in manufacturing costs.  Zeon Corporation started commercial production in 2016 under the brand name ZEONANO®.

ZEONANO® has the characteristics of high aspect ratio, high purity, and high specific surface area, and is being applied to electronics fields such as next-generation devices, advanced materials such as high-performance rubber materials and high thermal conductive materials, and structural materials fields.

Zeon Corporation is collaborating with domestic and overseas research institutes to advance the impact assessment on the human and the environment by carbon nanotubes.  We carry out voluntary safety management initiatives in concert with our customers, national institutions, and local governments around the world.


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