Creating Comfortable Living Spaces
DNP supplies a wide range of materials for decorating the interiors of homes and offices, medical and nursing care facilities, commercial facilities and hotels, automobiles and railroad cars, etc., as well as exterior decorative products that harmonize with various living environments. In order to create pleasant spaces wherever people live their lives, DNP offers comprehensive solutions that address the entire living-space supply chain.
The automobile as a living space
Enabling comfortable and safe next generation eco-travel
Around the world the mobile society is rapidly changing in significant ways, including efforts to reduce environmental burdens, along with the promotion of self-driving vehicles, and the sharing economy. DNP supplies decorative films for automobile interiors, including wood grains and other designs. Applying such technology led us to the 1999 development of thin, light-weight film pouches, endowed with superior durability, as a replacement for external battery materials for use with electric vehicles (EVs). More recently, we have also successfully developed a curved resin glass for automobiles that is lighter than existing glass, and which leads to reduced environmental burdens through increased energy efficiency. At the same time, we are collaborating with mobility services companies to promote such efforts as the creation of car-sharing platforms that are seeing a rapid expansion, mainly in south-east Asia. DNP is also engaged in the strengthening of information security, an issue that is assuming increased importance in line with the expansion of self-driving vehicles and networked automobiles, and we will continue to contribute to the development of a safe and secure mobile society.
Using core technologies to make living spaces comfortable
One of DNP's key technologies is the use of electron beam (EB) exposure for hardening resins applied to various surfaces. We use this technology to provide floor and wall coverings and other products that have superior resistance to abrasion and dirt, resist deterioration caused by ultraviolet rays, and are easy to maintain. We contribute to the creation of healthy and comfortable dwelling spaces in many ways, including the commercialization of EB wallpaper that is lightweight and low in VOCs*.
* VOCs: volatile organic compounds that are believed to be a cause of sick house syndrome
Conserving energy with functional materials
Ellio products are manufactured by combining the metal plates and the printing technologies. By printing directly onto steel, stainless or aluminum sheet, Ellio products are aesthetically pleasing while retaining the advantages of using metal. In 2012, we developed“ High-reflective, Light-diffusing Ellio” metal paneling that effectively reflects and diffuses natural and artificial light. This product helps to conserve energy by spreading indirect light into every corner of a space.
Living space solutions business
Developing solutions for every kind of living space
DNP works to achieve optimal living spaces not only for consumers but also for people involved in construction, distribution or manufacturing, and people who operate commercial facilities or multifamily residential buildings. Our lifestyle materials business offers solutions for every phase of the living-space supply chain from the design phase ̶ including assessment of living environments and proposal and valuation of spatial designs based on such tools as emotional engineering ̶ to the development of construction methods.