About Materials

The material sector in Japan focusses on processing raw materials rather than extracting them, as the country itself is scarce in raw materials and depends on largescale imports in almost every area. The most important subsectors are the ceramics, glass and polymer industries. Each one of these industries is transforming towards the development and production of highly specialised products, as the global demand for fine ceramics, high-performance glass applications and carbon fibres is vastly increasing. Recent discoveries of underwater rare earth resources could also contribute to an expansion of the material extraction industries.

Table of Contents

  • Raw Materials
  • Ceramic & Glass
  • Polymers
  • Expert reports
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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