Our aim is to bring you a hearty smile and abundance of life.
We are a "group thinking of technology" looking ahead to the future, and always take on new research development. Technical employees, who make up about one third of all our employees, work in research and technology development.
Reshape common sense. We develop new materials that are world firsts, and contributing to the world. And furthermore to the universe. We hope that the materials we generate will be given life and utilized to lead to significant world improvement.
I.S.T's own technology has increased its need on a global scale, and we’ve expanded our activity locations. The network that connects research development, production, and sales at each location responds rapidly to the accelerating change of the times.
We are a group that is always thinking and constantly trying out new things. After each of us aggressively puts ideas out, we give a concrete shape to them, and manufacture things to be of advantage to companies and the world.
As a general sales agency of I.S.T Corporation, we sell various functional products, such as heat-resistant polyimid resin, office automation equipment parts, FRP parts, nonflammable function textile products, and clothing textile products.
Varnish is used to form a polyimide membrane with heat and voltage resistance, as well as having high-level mechanical strength. This material is used in a wide range of fields, such as electric wire coating materials for airplanes, as well as for medical tubes, due to its excellent features.
Polyimide varnish is used for heat-resistant and high strength compound materials, with many actual usages being achieved in airplanes. This material has the most thermal stability and adhesive properties among currently commercialized and mass-produced high-polymer materials.
High heat-resistant polyimide resin is based on I.S.T's proprietary techniques, which are used to form RTM (Resin Transfer Molding). Polyimide carbon FRP with very few voids can be made through injection forming.
A compact light-weighted polyimide foam with heat resistance and a low dielectric constant. The foam density can be controlled, and a wide range of foams from a 100 micrometer-thick thin film (sheet) to thick film (block) can be manufactured.
High heat-resistant polyimide composite with excellent thermal conductivity. This composite, which is lighter than metals, has the combined properties of a high glass-transition temperature derived from polyimide resin, and an extremely low CTE and high thermal conductivity derived from carbon fabric.
Binder for lithium-ion battery silicon anodes. This material has excellent adherence properties for copper foil and silicon alloy, and 97% of battery capacity can be retained after 400 cycles of charging and discharging.
Transparent polyimide film with a heat resistance of 300ºC and visible light transmission of 90% or more. We have also developed in-house equipment that is used to form film into a continuous roll, and have prepared the production system.
Heat-resistant and high strength seamless tube. This material is widely used in Japan and abroad for such applications as office automation equipment (copiers, printers), transfer/drive mechanisms of precision equipment, laminated belts in the high temperature range, and insulating sleeves.
Heat-resistant, high strength, and low hygroscopic polyimide fiber. This is a super fiber with a 3.0 GPa strength, and a continuous service temperature of 250ºC or more.
Here you can download PDFs of the Safety Data Sheets（SDS） for our products.
We develop new materials under our motto of developing things that are world firsts. We continue to utilize next-generation themes through joint research with universities and institutions in Japan and abroad, as well as our own development of independent equipment.
I.S.T is a research and development type corporation. We put one third of our human resources into research and/or technology development, and set out to develop world firsts through our flexible ideas, passion, youth, and actions. Since the company’s foundation, we have verified our development through findings. We have developed new materials using joint technology for materials that previously could not be chemically combined, as well as the technology of heating only specific materials among composite materials to a high temperature. We continue to utilize numerous next-generation themes through joint research with universities and institutions, as well as our own development of independent equipment.
I.S.T is working on the development of new polymers and diverse composite materials based on functional polyimides, fibers, metals and ceramics. Achieving leaps in technology, these are integral products exhibiting specific functions in far ranging fields from terrestrial airplanes to spacecrafts, electronic components to industrial materials.
Industrial Summit Technology (I.S.T) has a fully equipped polyimide resin synthesis and development laboratory at our Parlin, NJ location. A number of new polyimide products have been developed either based on customer requests or broadly recognized industry needs. Three of these developments that will be explained further are RTM moldable polyimide, two stage curable prepreg resin, and high density foam.
The RTM moldable polyimide provides a high temperature capable resin that has the advantages of RTM molding. This processing technique eliminates the necessity of manufacturing prepreg and processing in an autoclave. An additional advantage of the RTM process is the ability to make net shape composites which is usually not possible with prepreg processing. SKYBOND 8000 resin has a good balance of properties with SBS strength <12,000 psi at room temperature and good open hole compression performance 40-50,000 psi depending on fabric type and level. We have tested thermal aging performance of SKYBOND 8000 with no significant property loss after 2500 hours aging at 475⁰ F.
IST’s two stage cure polyimide prepreg resin establishes the industry standard for void level in polyimide based autoclave processed composites. Void levels of less than 0.5% have been measured in composites made from both e-glass and carbon fabrics with IST’s SKYBOND 800 resin system. SKYBOND 800 enamel has been used to manufacture prepreg with both e-glass and carbon at resin contents of from 40-55% on standard prepreg machinery capable of coating polyimide resin systems with no manufacturing difficulties. The resulting prepreg has been processed into structural composites via autoclave to give composites with good properties and very low void levels of less than 0.5%.
The third new product that we would like to feature is our high density structural foam. With a glass temperature of 570º F the foam will have a use temperature of 525º F. The foam has excellent flame resistance with an LOI of <40 and low smoke generation level. The density of the foam can be controlled from 1 pound per cubic foot to 50 pounds per cubic foot. At the lower density the foam has excellent sound and thermal insulation properties while at high density the foam exhibits high strength for foam of over 2000 psi tensile strength. The foam can be molded to complex shapes and thus can be used to form complex shapes without need for post machining. The foam can also be supplied in a “green” state which allows the end user to mold into desired shapes. Since the foam is polyimide based it can be co-cured with polyimide skins to form sandwich structures without need for adhesives.