Tosoh Corporation has introduced its latest zirconia powder – the Zgaia series. Its unique features include a redesigned particle structure which makes low-temperature sintering possible at 1,250°C than the conventional 1,500°C, thus, reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the manufacturing process. Also, a yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content of only 1.5 mol % is sufficient for sintering Zgaia 1.5Y-HT.
With the assistance of the newly formed joint venture, Tosoh Silica intends to create a silica production base in South Korea. The silica produced at the site is expected to be used for developing fuel-efficient tires.
The global in vitro diagnostics company EKF Diagnostics has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Tosoh Europe for the distribution of its Quo-Test HbA1c point-of-care (POC) analyzer in the Middle East and Africa.
The new structure is located at the Nanyo Complex in Japan and will enable Tosoh to strengthen its R&D for inorganic and organic specialty products. It will also bring together four of the company’s R&D entities under one roof.