©︎ Microwave Chemical Co.,Ltd.
To reinvent a chemical industry which has remained unchanged for over a century and transform the world of manufacturing. To make the microwave process a global standard.
The chemical industry supplies raw materials to various fields, from food and clothing through pharmaceuticals to aviation. It accounts for about 30% of the entire industrial sector’s energy consumption, and 17% of its CO₂ emissions.
Changing how we produce chemicals could affect the whole manufacturing sector.
At MWCC, we have developed unique technologies utilizing the same microwaves as used in microwave ovens. We will innovate the world of manufacturing by promoting the use of microwave processes, not just in Japan but also globally.
We use our unique platform to develop and provide the best microwave solutions for a wide range of industry challenges.
We also use our novel technology platform to develop joint projects in numerous different fields, aimed at reinventing the chemical industry.
Our microwave technology platform provides a one stop solution, from R&D to engineering.
Changing microwave processes to an industrial level used to be thought impossible – but we succeeded in scaling them up, thanks to the creation of a unique technology platform. From that moment, we have continued to build the platform through numerous individual projects.
Microwave Technology Platform
Our platform designs optimal solutions to various applications. Initially, we utilize our proprietary database to obtain microwave absorption rate of each molecule consisting of the reaction including the raw material and the target product.
Then we design the reaction, i.e., to which molecule we want to irradiate the microwave at what temperature and wavelength.We then proceed with designing the reactor modeling electromagnetic and fluid dynamic simulation. The technology platform is strengthened through a virtuous cycle.
Our team comprises a group of microwave professionals, made up of experts from diverse backgrounds.
Be it scientists with expertise in chemistry, physics and electricity, or engineers and production technicians knowledgeable about chemical and mechanical engineering, our staff bring with them a wide range of experience and offer comprehensive support for all areas, from R&D to engineering. MWCC is unique in the way we bring together people that could not easily exist alongside one another in a typical manufacturing company. We also invite academics engaged in cutting-edge research at Osaka University to act as our technical advisors, to ensure our development activities proceed at a swift pace.
Our microwave development infrastructure is among the best in the world, supporting all our activities from R&D through to engineering.
Our laboratory is equipped with diverse microwave-focused R&D equipment and focuses on reaction systems design, as a first stage in our technology platform. In addition, the Osaka Facility serves as a pilot facility, pre commercial installment.
Our joint development and engineering programs enable us to build bespoke microwave reactions and equipment that solve our customers’ problems.
We meet with the customer, who will become our co-development partner. Our business development team takes the initiative and queries the nature and causes of the problem. We then explore the possibilities, based on our extensive database, to see if this is an issue that can be solved through the aid of microwaves.
Our research & development team designs a reaction system that exploits microwaves’ characteristics so as to meet the customer’s needs, and then they test what advantages the microwave solution might offer, such as improved quality, greater yields, and shorter times.
In this stage our engineering team takes the lead, to design a reactor that brings into concrete form the concepts devised by R&D. Pilot equipment is designed and manufactured then demonstrations are conducted.
At the final stage, we deliver the commercial reactor, operating and safety systems, together with any licenses required for operation. The microwave technology we built together now enables you to set your business running.