The NSG Group announced the construction completion of its second research building at the Technical Research Laboratory of Japan based in Itami City. The Itami laboratory was established in 1968 and has contributed to the development and quality improvement of new products and processes for glass technology, thin film technology and analysis and simulation technology.

NSG says that the project allows it to upgrade facilities to improve efficiency in research and development and enable it to meet market needs quickly.

NSG says that the project allows it to upgrade facilities to improve efficiency in research and development and enable it to meet market needs quickly.

“For example, in the field of sol-gel coating, which is one of our strengths, we plan to introduce a new prototype machine close to the actual line specifications to confirm the concept of new products and speed up the deployment of mass production,” says NSG.

The new research building features windows designed to be environmentally friendly with a BELS rating of five stars and a Net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) rating as a building that is 53% more energy-efficient than the base value.

A BELS evaluation is a system for evaluating and certifying the energy-saving performance of buildings. ZEB is a building that seeks to achieve a comfortable indoor environment while reducing the annual primary energy balance consumed by the building to zero.

NSG says that by the end of March 2023, it plans to improve research and development efficiency by making existing facilities earthquake-resistant, renovating showrooms and other facilities and consolidating various testing facilities scattered throughout the site into the new building.