Once developed, new raw materials and products must be industrially produced before they can reach consumers. Lion’s Production Engineering Research Center conducts production technology research to connect developmental research with production. To produce high-quality raw materials and products efficiently and at low cost, we constantly strive to improve our production technologies, incorporating the most advanced technologies and applying insights and technologies from fields that include chemical engineering, materials science and interface science.
In recent years, we have developed manufacturing processes for new surfactants and various detergents that employ said surfactants with particular emphasis on environmental friendliness. Lion’s anionic surfactant alpha-methyl ester sulfonate (MES), produced from high-purity methyl ester, and the new non-ionic surfactant methyl ester ethoxylate (MEE) feature excellent detergency and biodegradability and are produced from plant-based ingredients. As such, their use is expected to expand, and we are advancing research aimed at further improving their manufacturing processes.
R&D Case Study
External Presentation—Process Technology
SCEJ(The Society of Chemical Engineers,Japan) 45th Autumn Meeting
化学メーカーが取り組む流体解析基盤技術の展開 その2：流動層および液面付攪拌槽の検証 (Japanese only)
4th Asian Conference on Mixing （2013）
Numerical Simulation of Stress History in Continuous Twin-screw Extruder
Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment, 40(A), 8 (2017)
Development of Process Wastewater Recycling System in a Detergent Factory
Chemical Engineering of Japan, 81, 11 (2017)
Special Issue The Life Cycle of Industrial Water: Recycling Process Wastewater