Silica has played valuable roles in various fields.
Silica gel is a type of silica often used as a desiccant in food packages. Due to its large specific surface area and small pores, silica gel has excellent adsorptive capacity and keeps materials dry, preventing moisture damage to foodstuffs and artistic handicrafts.
However, silica's potential is not restricted to that application only. Although this is as yet not widely known, silica has been used in a wide variety of fields. For example, it is used as a matting agent in paint; an antiblocking agent to prevent cohesion of polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate and other plastic films; an agent to prevent ink blurring on paper and enhance ink receptivity, brightness and color; as a filter aid in food additives; as an additive agent for medical and chemical products and cosmetics products; and as media for chromatography, a process essential for the separating and refining of medical and chemical products.
The secret to silica technology lies in the unique properties of silica. In terms of technology for uniforming nano-scale pores and micron-sized grains, and forming a large specific surface area, Fuji Silysia Chemical Ltd. is the best in the industry.
One of our core products, called "SYLYSIA", is a micronized, synthetic, amorphous silica. The specific surface area of porous silica, in one spoonful of "SYLYSIA" is larger than the area of a tennis court. Fuji Silysia's technology for controlling grain particle size, specific surface area and pore value per silica grade is without equal in these fields.
Silica offers unlimited potential. Fuji Silysia has made progress in developing a humidity swing adsorption heat pump for air-conditioning and silica gel fertilizer for rice, taking advantage of the properties of silica. Based on our core technology, we are expanding our business activities throughout the world.