GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2018

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Plastic material like ceramic ware [NAGORI, innovative plastic materials created from seawater minerals]
Business Owner
Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
Category
Marerials, Parts
Company
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
18G080749
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

NAGORI, an innovative plastic created from seawater minerals. NAGORI has a similar texture to ceramic material while also has strength and processability. It's entirely new material with the potential to offer new levels of design freedom. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has used its state-of-the-art compounding technology to improve the material. This includes feeling of weight and ease of mass production, and thermal conductivity like ceramics. In the future, Mitsui Chemicals intend to take concentrate water produced as a by-product of seawater desalination process and use this to obtain minerals as raw materials for NAGORI. We are looking at true sustainability for the future through discussing how to create tangible solutions to tackle SDGs as a chemical company.

Producer

Manabu Tago, President, MTDO inc. + Yuri Matsunaga, Corporate Communications Div., Mitsui Chemicals inc.

Director

Susumu Saito, Masatoshi Sasaki, R&D center/ Kazuhiro Seino, New generation biz Div./ Mihoko Iwamatsu, CC Div., Mitsui Chemicals inc. + Tateo Takashima, R&D Div., Prime Polymer Co.,Ltd.

Designer

Manabu Tago, President, MTDO inc.

MTDO inc. 田子學(三井化学クリエイティブパートナー)

More information

https://www.mitsuichem.com/jp/molp/work/02.htm

Already on the market
2018/4/1
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