Our Research : Fundamental Technologies

Interface Science

An interface is the boundary between any two of the three phases of matter (solid, liquid or gas); the study of such interfaces is interface science. For more than 100 years, Lion has been involved in interface science research, producing cutting-edge detergents and other products. In recent years, Lion has developed surfactants made from plant-derived palm oil, aiming to provide more environment-friendly products. The excellent detergency and biodegradability of these surfactants have garnered widespread attention. In addition, we employ world-leading technologies to study various interfacial mechanisms, such as those that produce foam, an interface phenomenon of air and liquid, and emulsions, an interface phenomenon of oil and water. By steadily advancing such research, we are expanding our focus from surfactants to include other areas as we work to develop the cleaning technologies of the future.

R&D Case Study

External Presentation—Interface Science

  • The Society for Biotechnology, Japan/Annual Meeting 2019

    Development of novel eye drops by applying the permeability of vitamin nanoemulsions into corneal cell

  • Japan Oil Chemists' Society 58th annual meeting (2019)

    Developing New Methyl Ester Ethoxylate with Long Alkyl Chain Length

  • PIPOC (MPOB International Palm Oil Congress and Exhibition) (2019)

    Sustainable Use of Palm Oil-Based Surfactants for Detergents

  • CESIO (the European Committee of Surfactants and their Organic Intermediates) 11th world surfactant congress (2019)

    Developing New Methyl Ester Ethoxylate Derived from C18 Fraction of Palm Oil for Liquid Laundry Detergent

  • OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019:An International Conference on Colloid & Surface Science Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Divisional Meeting of Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan (2019)

    Micellar Effects on the Hydrolysis Reaction of an Anionic Surfactant in Aqueous Solution and Measurements of Adsorbed Proton on the Micellar Surface.

  • Journal of Oleo Science (2019)

    Structural Viscosity Induced by Depletion Effect in Stable Vesicle Dispersion

  • Chemistry of Materials (2019)

    Homogenized Bimetallic Catalysts from Metal-Organic Framework Alloys

  • American Chemical Society, Langmuir (2019)

    Micellar Effects on the Hydrolysis Reaction of an Anionic Surfactant in Aqueous Solution