Fujikin is the leader in not only specialized valve equipment, but also ultra precision flow control systems. Fujikin supplies cutting-edge technology to diverse fields on land, sea and in the air where extreme technonolgy is required for extreme conditions. Looking at the cutting-edge industries and utilizing the advanced technology of ICT (Information Communication Technology) and IoT (Internet of Things), Fujikin plans to expand in all fields such as polymer chemistry, biotechnology, new energy, micromachines, nano-picotechnology, medical engineering, welfare equipment and more.
Japan boasts some of the most advanced semiconductor technologies in the world. The semiconductor manufacturing process is characterized by the need to eliminate ultra microscopic particles and the precise control of ultra low volume gas flow. Our Ultra Pure Valves are manufactured, assembled and tested within a Class 1 Ultra Super Cleanroom that boasts world class sanitation standards. With zero tolerance for particles and oil contamination, the Ultra Super Cleanroom guarantees not only the quality, but purity of our products.
In 1976, Fujikin was the first manufacturer in Japan to provide valves for space rockets. In the field of space exploration, which requires special purpose equipment for rocket fuel control and outer space life support systems, Fujikin is proud to have supplied over 6000 units to the Tanegashima Space Center. Furthermore, aboard the Space Shuttle "Columbia," Japan's first female astronaut Chiaki Mukai traveled to the IML-2 (International Microgravity Laboratory) and demonstrated the high technical capabilities of Fujikin's ultra precision flow control systems.
Through chemical synthesis, humans have created substances that do not exist in the natural world. Fujikin’s special-purpose valves and cryogenic technologies are utilized worldwide in the chemical complexes that produce these chemicals. This is because Fujikin's low-temperature, precision flow-control systems boast zero-leak capability and are considered indispensable in petrochemical and liquid natural gas plants. Also, our fine ceramic flow control systems take into consideration the global environment and provide anti-pollution measures.
The development of pharmaceutical and food products has been greatly accelerated by genetic research and the decoding of the human genome. However, there are also concerns about the negative effect on the environment and the safety of these new pharmaceutical and genetically modified food products. Every year the technical standards requirements for manufacturing high safety and environmentally friendly pharmaceutical and food products become stricter. Fujikin’s soft diaphragm valve is widely used to prevent contamination during the process of manufacturing pharmaceutical and food products. We are constantly looking a step ahead for cutting-edge processes in the biotechnology field.
Currently, with regards to new energy, flow control systems are essential for the steady popularization of solar power and fuel-cell batteries. Particularly in the field of fuel-cell batteries, we have a lineup of high pressure hydrogen valve equipment that go as high as 99.9MPa and are contributing to the development of infrastructure for fuel-cell vehicles. We have also developed valves for the manufacturing process of lithium ion batteries. These valves incorporate Fujikin's acquired knowledge from rockets, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and food processes.
Nuclear power plants that require high-grade technology and equipment utilize a great number of valves for instrumentation. In the division of extremely low temperatures, ultra precision flow control systems have been adopted for liquified gas control for nuclear fusion, power storage and nuclear magnetic tomography equipment. Fujikin's technology also contributes greatly to the development of energy.
Marine development, also known as Seatopia, plays an important role in researching the last unknown areas of Earth for the future of mankind. For this reason, the submersibles "Shinkai 2000," "Shinkai 6500," and the laboratory ship "Kaiyo" are continuing to research and develop basic technologies for the investigation of all kinds of resources. Under the harsh conditions of the ocean’s depths, Fujikin demonstrates its capabilities with special-purpose valves and ultra precision flow control systems.
The era of advanced technology in the industry of life science is Fujikin's new challenge. Utilizing the skills Fujikin has acquired up to now in research and development and manufacturing, we have developed our first ultrasonic diagnostic equipment. We are also continuing to make universal x-ray photography equipment, telemedicine systems and healthcare monitoring devices. Fujikin is making great strides in the progress of development of innovative products and systems.