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Electronics

In personal computers, mobile phones and AV home appliances, products representing the information technology age, a number of electronic parts and semiconductors are used. These parts are treated with heating equipment in their manufacturing processes. Ceramic fiber (CF) is conveniently used for heat treatment on many occasions. For typical applications, electronic parts of ceramic condensers are sintered in the temperature range of 1400 to 1600ºC Our FIBERMAX boards and 16D blocks, with their excellent heat insulation properties, are widely used in high-temperature sintering furnaces. For semiconductor heat-treatment furnaces, such as diffusion furnaces, a wide range of our FIBERMAX shapes is extensively used, since ITM Co., Ltd.excels in producing large sized complicated FIBERMAX shapes. Especially, for the purpose of reducing impurities in wafers, which is indispensable for the miniaturization of semiconductors, we are a pioneer manufacturer with a product line-up of high-purity ceramic fiber which is attracting many users and fulfilling their demands satisfactorily.

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Automotive

Ceramic fiber (CF) products are used in automobiles in many locations that cannot be seen. CF is used, for example, in the brake pad of a disk brake to maintain its strength at high temperatures. A series of our specially produced "ENGINEERED FIBER" whose fiber length, fiber diameter, and shot content are controlled optimally for this application satisfies various requirements of major Japanese friction materials manufacturers.

Our CF paper is used for some air bag filters. With our fiberization technology and paper making technology, ITM Co., Ltd.has developed a special paper with the appropriate air-permeability. A number of other CF products of ITM Co., Ltd.are used in exhaust gas devices such as mufflers, and in exhaust gas cleaning devices.

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Environmental

CF, which has both of the important properties of thermal resistance and insulation, is the indispensable material for saving energy in industrial furnaces. Since the first oil shock in 1973, CF began to be used in industrial furnaces, where it has been contributing to reduced unit oil consumption.

ITM Co., Ltd.uniquely manufactures and sells two different major product lines; CF (FIBREXCEL) and AF (FIBERMAX). With the capability to design furnace material structure, ITM Co., Ltd.has gained the approval of many customers as a total CF supplier.

Among others, FIBERMAX 16D blocks maximize FIBERMAX fiber properties, namely low shot content and high ability to restore itself to its original state, obtaining a great deal of attention from users as an epoch-making product with both high thermal insulation and high restoring power. In recent years, a social and environmental problem has been recognized with the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) used in large amounts in paint, printing, adhesive, rinsing and other factories. Our FIBERMAX 16D blocks are used in deodorant furnaces to treat the toxic elements of VOCs.

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Ceramics

Ceramics are widely used in such items as tableware and sanitary ceramic items seen in daily life, and also as electronic parts in mobile phones and automotive exhaust systems, which we cannot see directly. Our alumina fiber FIBERMAX for high temperature, having excellent thermal properties, is extensively used in various manufacturing processes involving the sintering of these ceramic parts in high temperatures. Also, our Engineered Fiber is frequently mixed with ceramics, and has been increasingly used for this application in order to enhance the strength of ceramics parts and improve their thermal spalling.

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Steel

In the steel industry, a number of ceramic fibers are used in the processes following the blast furnace process which melts iron ore, such as steel making, rolling, and heat treatment. Japanese steel manufacturers maintain a top level of manufacturing technology and know-how worldwide, and therefore their requirements for refractory quality are very severe. ITM Co., Ltd.has long experience in developing improved products that satisfy customer requirements, and has accumulated a great deal of vital technology and know-how. ITM Co., Ltd.uniquely manufactures and sells two different major product lines; CF (FIBREXCEL) and AF (FIBERMAX). With the capability to design furnace material structure, ITM Co., Ltd.has gained the approval of many customers as a total CF supplier.
 
Among others, FIBERMAX 16D blocks maximize the properties of FIBERMAX fibers, namely low shot content and high ability to restore itself to its original state, obtaining a great deal of attention from its users as an epoch-making product with both high thermal insulation and high restoring power.

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New Applications

In the past years, ceramic fiber has been mainly applied for thermal insulation of various industrial furnaces for the steel and automotive industries. Now, our product development capability, which has satisfied customers' requirements and foreseen new trends, is creating new markets and new applications, extending beyond conventional ideas.

ITM Co., Ltd.has recently been breaking new ground in next-generation heat-treatment processes with high-purity products having alkaline gradients of less than 100 ppm, and in the world's thinnest ceramic fiber paper, having a thickness of 100 micro-meters.

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