Research & Development System

Organizational Chart

Gunze has research laboratories in Ayabe, Kyoto, Gunze’s birthplace, and in Moriyama, Shiga. Both laboratories operate under an integrated research system to facilitate mutual exchange of personnel and sharing of information, which helps in creating innovative technologies.

  • Research & Development Department
  • QOL Research Center

Research & Development Department, Shiga

Research & Development Department, Shiga

The Research & Development Department in Shiga is mainly engaged in research on processing of organic polymer materials, surface modification, and material development. Other areas of research and development are intended for the creation of new businesses and products.

Address
163, Morikawaracho, Moriyama, Shiga, 524-8501, Japan
Main areas of R&D
  • Polymer processing
  • Development of functional materials
  • Surface modification
  • Equipment development
  • Development of underlying technologies

Research & Development Department, Kyoto

Research & Development Department in Kyoto

The Research & Development Department in Kyoto is in charge of developing new products through research on fiber processing and physiological studies.

Address
1, Ishiburo, Inokurashinmachi, Ayabe, Kyoto 623-8512, Japan
Main areas of R&D
  • Fiber processing
  • Physiological studies

Enhancement of QOL

QOL Research Center

The QOL Research Center concentrates on studies of medical devices, centered on bioabsorbable materials, as well as research and development in new areas of health and medical care.

Address
1 Zeze, Aono-cho, Ayabe, Kyoto 623-8511, Japan
Main areas of R&D
  • Medical devices
  • Equipment development

Enhancement of QOL