University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

In industries concerned with textiles and polymers, basic materials are not offered as they are; instead, products are supplied that have advanced or composite functions matching their respective uses, high added value, and high functionality. Japanese technologies and developmental achievements in this regard are outstanding in the world and constitute one aspect of the country’s international prestige. This committee is engaged in activities intended not only to maintain and inherit but also to further advance and strengthen this tradition.

This committee’s activities have centered on dyeing technology, which has been the foremost method of adding value to textiles since the end of World War II. As many of the techniques related thereto, however, were utilized in the development of functional processing for textiles and polymers, the committee was renamed from the Committee on Dyeing to the Committee on Functionalization of Textiles and Polymers, and the committee is endeavoring to contribute to the promotion, handing down, development, and expansion of related techniques of which dyeing technology is the core.

Research Themes

1. Theoretical consideration of the functionality of dyes and pigments and the establishment of practical technology in this field
2. Development of mechanisms for improving the quality of textiles and polymers and the establishment of technology for providing textiles and polymers with high functionality and high value
3. Support of textile and polymer processing techniques intended to reduce environmental burdens or facilitate recycling
4. Development of mechanisms for improving dyeing in supercritical fluid and for improving fiber quality and the establishment of practical technology in this field
5. Establishment of theory on physicochemical improvements through the use of plasma, light, electromagnetic waves, etc., and practical technology
6. Solid-state physical development of the interphase of composite polymer materials and the enhancement of the performance of said regions
7. Elucidation and practical application of the bio-functionality of natural dyes and pigments, natural textiles, etc.
8. Development of textile and polymer processing mechanisms that use neutron scattering techniques and the development of an advanced processing method
9. Education that preserves and develops techniques, and activities contributing to international standardization and exchanges

Committee Chairperson

Akihiko Ouchi
Nihon University


September 1948

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 57
Industry: 32
Total membership: 89

Committee Web Site