As an electrical cable manufacturer, Furukawa Electric originally handled polyethylene as a sheathing material. At the time, foaming technologies for foamed polystyrene were developed, and the material was regarded as a dream material.
Combining the foaming technologies and cross-linking technologies, we developed the world’s first foamed polyethylene, which is a plastic that offers high mechanical rigidity and durability.
From that point, we continued launching unique foamed plastic products, including highly recyclable non-cross-linked PP foam and microscopic bubble foam, which was commercialized for the first time in the world.
|1966||Foamed polyethylene FOAM ACE|
|1971||Foamed and extruded thermal insulating covered copper tubes THERMOIN|
|1984||Cross-linked foamed polyethylene (flame-retardant) FUNEN ACE|
|1984||Non-cross-linked extruded foamed PP EFCELL|
|1997||Non-cross-linked extruded biodegradable foam BIO ACE|
|1997||Microscopic PET foam MCPET|