Comminution

What is the Technical Group of Comminution?

The Technical Group of Comminution is one of seven technical groups which have been active since almost the same time APPIE was established . Comminution is a process related to various industrial fields, and it is the foundation of advanced technology in Japan. Japan’s comminution technology is at the world top level. This group aims for developing a technology to produce powders having desired properties (e.g., particle size, size distribution and shape).

Current level of technology, trend and activities in future

1) Comminution is the starting point of every production process of powder and is widely used from foundation to advanced industries. This group holds meetings to promote the information collection of manufacturers and interaction with users.
2) New developments in particle composites and particle synthesis based on comminution technology, application of comminution technology to advanced fields, and innovations in the comminution process using IoT and AI are being actively pursued worldwide. The group will actively promote information collection and technological exchange through industry-academia collaboration.
3) Comminution technology is the basis of manufacturing and is extremely important for the industrial development of Japan.
In order to promote human resource development in this field and to promote awareness of comminution technology, it is necessary to enhance educational activities for both young and experienced people.
4) The international development of the comminution technology that Japan leads will play an extremely important role in expanding of the international market; therefore, it is necessary to promote international exchange even more actively, based on the results of the international symposium in Taiwan.

Conductor

Coordinator Professor, Osaka University NAITO/Makio
Vice Coordinator Professor,Tohoku University KANO/Junya
Representative Organizer ASHIZAWA FINETECH LTD. ISHII/Toshihiro
Vice Representative Organizer NISSHIN SEIFUN GROUP INC. YUBUTA/Kazuhiro
Organizer EARTHTECHNICA CO., LTD. UENO/Akinori
FURUKAWA CO.,LTD. MATSUEDA/Toshiharu
HIROSHIMA METAL & MACHINERY CO., LTD. SHIRAI/Kenichi
HOSOKAWA MICRON CORPORATION SASABE/Shuji
KURIMOTO, LTD. ITAKURA/Katsuhito
NIPPON COKE & ENGINEERING CO.,LTD. SHIINA/Satoshi
OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. TODA/Masafumi
SEISHIN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. TSUBUKU/Yukihisa
TOKYO ATOMIZER MFG. CO., LTD. EBIHARA/Hisashi