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LAUNCHING "CHO-GOKIN Co., Ltd. " FOR THE CONTRIBUTION OF CO2 EMISSION REDUCTION IN THERMAL POWER GENERATION AND JET ENGINES

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National Institute for Materials Science

In September 2009, National Institute for Materials Science established a company named "Cho-Gokin Co., Ltd." , as a "NIMS joint venture business" entity, where Cho-Gokin means superalloy in Japanese.

Abstract

In September 2009, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, President Sukekatsu Ushioda) established a company named "Cho-Gokin Co., Ltd." (President Itaru Tamura, located in Ryugasaki-shi, Ibaraki-ken), as a "NIMS joint venture business" entity, where Cho-Gokin means superalloy in Japanese. Since then, after concluding a license agreement with NIMS for the development of superalloy and obtaining permission for the use of superalloy manufacturing facilities and the business space required, this company started full-fledged operation and has already received several orders from manufacturers in Japan.

"Cho-Gokin Co., Ltd." promotes the early practical application of superalloy developed by NIMS as well as an effective reduction in emission of CO2, so as to contribute to achieving the national mid-term target of Japan for reducing 2020 CO2 emissions by 25% (below 1990 levels). To be more precise, within the framework of the license agreement with NIMS concerning various types of superalloy (single crystal, directionally solidified, forged, etc.), this company is engaged in the manufacture and sales of testing materials (round bars, plates, etc.) that possess high temperature properties that are requested in large quantities by domestic and overseas enterprises, universities, and research institutes. It is thus expected that assessment of these materials and establishment of a database in each enterprise, university and research institute will be accelerated, resulting in the further promotion of their practical application.

At the same time, this company will also be involved in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment (directional solidification furnaces, ultra-high temperature rapid cooling vacuum heat treatment furnaces, ceramic coating equipment (EBPVD), and high temperature oxidation & corrosion testing apparatus (burner rigs)) developed in the course of superalloy research & development by NIMS, thus contributing to the efficient assessment testing of superalloys.

The management group consists of the following 4 members:
  • President   Dr. Itaru Tamura
  • Director    Ms.Tomoko Arai
  • Director    Dr. Toshiharu Kobayashi
  • Director    Dr. Hiroshi Harada


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