Net sales (Billions of yen)
INDUSTRIAL THERMAL FY’10 33.2
INSULATION WORK FY’09 39.8
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Contributing to Comfortable Living and insulation, soundproofing, fireproofing, and recycling. For this,
Working Environments NICHIAS draws on superior heat insulation and environmentally
sound technologies to answer market needs.
Industrial thermal insulation work was originally designed to
In addition to developing highly functional materials that meet
conserve energy and raise heat efficiency. In recent years, how-
the needs of today’s markets, NICHIAS is expanding these busi-
ever, the business has been playing an instrumental role in
nesses by developing products and construction methods that
conserving resources and helping protect the environment. In
lead to reductions in costs, man-hours and environmental load.
addition to technologies used in thermal insulation work to insu-
For example, we developed CFC-free, cold insulation materials
late or retain heat, the NICHIAS Group is building soundproofing
with the same performance as the previous CFC type. These
systems to improve acoustic containment at factories, helping
environmentally friendly products are widely used at LNG stor-
create more comfortable living and working environments.
age terminals and other thermal insulation projects. Using high-
performance thermal insulation materials with low thermal
Providing Efficient and Comprehensive
conductivity and excellent water repelling and vapor permeability
properties, NICHIAS is developing groundbreaking methods for
In addition to construction work around thermal insulation materi- recovering deteriorated functionality in previously installed ther-
als, which has long been a major business for the NICHIAS mal insulation materials. These methods accomplish this without
Group, operations today extend across the range of construction the use of replacement construction that could generate indus-
work related to heat and acoustics. NICHIAS makes a contribu- trial waste, thus contributing substantially to resource conserva-
tion in many areas to conserve energy and preserve the environ- tion and reductions in carbon emissions.
ment. In doing so, the NICHIAS Group plays an instrumental role NICHIAS is advancing a business strategy involving raising
in building more comfortable public environments. NICHIAS is the level of activity in the maintenance field. In addition to the
active primarily in nuclear power, LNG, petrochemicals and refuse Group’s traditional business domains, NICHIAS is expanding
incinerator projects. The NICHIAS Group provides efficient, com- business in the area of non-destructive testing for plant equip-
prehensive engineering services spanning development, design, ment, including preventive corrosion analysis that combines with
construction and maintenance relating to fire resistance, thermal our existing thermal analysis and soundproofing solutions.
LNG thermal facilities using NICHIAS’ NICHIAS’ thermal insulation materials in a NICHIAS’ metallic heat insulation used at
cryogenic insulation materials petroleum plant nuclear power plant facilities
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