NICCA creates INNOVATIONS with customers thru R&D based on surface science technologies.
Focus on R&D of NICCA CHEMICAL
NICCA has been focusing to develop textile chemicals since beginning of company more than 80 years.
NICCA has knowledge and know-how for textile related customers by providing solutions in famous areas of synthetic fiber.
NICCA has more than 2,000 products for scouring, dyeing and finishing to contribute customers who needs solutions.
NICCA continues to do R&D to provide on-time solution for customers in the world.
Global footprints of R&D at NICCA CHEMICAL
Most sister companies have R&D and TS team and total people is around 200. They have been contributing to increased values for customers.
Stories of product development
How does NICCA proceed R&D work with challenge or issue of customer?
Behind the development! Below are the examples of the latest developments.
Antiviral and Antimicrobial effect：
Since 2020, the demand for antiviral functions in textiles has exploded. With conventional antiviral finishing agents, the materials that exhibit antiviral effects were limited, and washing durability was also an issue. Therefore・・・
PFC free Water Repellent：
Our PFC-free DWR "NEOSEED NR-8800", which combines silicone-specific soft texture with excellent water repellency, received the "2020 R&D 100 Award". "R&D 100 Award" is one of the world's prestigious technology awards・・・
Leveling agent for Cationized cotton：
Cotton is generally dyed using reactive dyes, but this dyeing process consumes a large amount of water and energy, and wastewater and CO2 emissions lead to environmental impact. As a method to reduce this environmental burden, cationized cotton・・・
PFC free Water Repellent：
NEOSEED NR-7000 series
NICCA has been developing fluorine-free water repellent since many outdoor or apparel brands would like to have the technology. We have seen fabric trends that becomes lighter and lighter so that textile mills have many issues for the fabrics. In the circumstance, NICCA acts・・・
Scouring agent for PU blends：
In sports or athleisure market, inner that contain elastomeric fiber (polyurethane=PU) have been more famous. Higher blend ratio of the PU fiber creates more dyeing quality issues than the others due to oil amount from the PU・・・
Soaping agent for Polyester/Cotton：
Polyester/Cotton blended material have been using for apparel purposes because of comfortability. But productivity has been issue due to longer dyeing cycle than the others. Therefore, NICCA focus to the particular issue・・・