Protecting people's livelihoods; Sumitomo Riko's earthquake countermeasure system "TRC Dampers". Used in a variety of buildings, from wooden housing through to high-rise buildings, this system absorbs the shaking during earthquakes and greatly reduces the shaking of buildings. Furthermore, "Refleshine", our highly transparent reflecting and insulating film for windows, is not just used in factories and offices, but can also be found on trains, providing a comfortable living space wherever it is used. Even in the health and nursing area we have developed body pressure sensors, "Smart Rubber" (SR) , than can help us see pressure as figures. The productized"SR Soft Vision" is used in medical and nursing workplaces to help with support and rehabilitation with beds and wheelchairs. Sumitomo Riko continues to develop technologies and products that are useful in keeping us healthy while we live our lives.
Sumitomo Riko is also deploying its polymer materials technology in devices for the housing environment. TRC dampers are measures that reduce the shaking and deformation caused to buildings during earthquakes. A special viscoelastic rubber, developed using our advanced compounding technology, used in the dampers reduces shaking by instantly converting earthquake energy into thermal energy.
Using our unique viscoelastic rubber, these thin and compact dampers are effective earthquake countermeasure for high-rise buildings, including office buildings and condominiums. Their thinness and compactness are also features.
This window film keeps heat from sunshine out in Summer (heat s hielding) and stops indoor heat from escaping in Winter (heat insulation). It is transparent but also maintains safety if the glass breaks, improving comfort year round near the windows and contributing to savings in air-conditioning power. There is also expanding use in train windows, not just in buildings.
This device reduces the lateral shaking caused by nearby traffic or other sources of vibration inside or outside the house. Its mass moves in the direction opposite to that of the vibration of the building, thus canceling the vibration.
This device reduces noise from the floor above, for example, the noise of children jumping or people walking around, by the complex damping effect of springs, mass, and high-damping rubber. It absorbs vibration and mutes noise transmitted to lower floors in condominiums and two family houses.
Seismic control system to reduce damage to wooden houses during earthquakes. The energy from earthquakes is instantly converted to thermal energy to reduce shaking. These dampers are not only suitable for new houses, but can also be applied to existing structures, and they are effective against repetitive quakes such as from after shocks.
These concrete molds have been widely used in construction and building.The exteriors of buildings can be decorated beautifully and given personality by adding these richly designed molds along with concrete placers.
Products using the soft sensor technology are being deployed in the medical, nursing, and health care fields. Using SR Soft Vision to make it possible to visualize pressure, that is, advanced uses of new technology that seems like something already in use, we can develop devices that make manageable those issues in the front line of nursing and health care, thereby contributing to the quality of life (QOL) of the patients receiving care.
A body pressure distribution sensor that can display the distribution and balance of body pressure using Smart Rubber (SR) sensor technology. It is being used in a variety of health and nursing applications such as the selection of cushions and mattresses and in rehabilitation.
A training and evaluation system for chest compression (heart massage) that uses SR sensor technology. It accords with the guidelines from the Japan Resuscitation Council (JRC), evaluating the quality of chest compression and giving points for each item, improving the results of training exercises such as life-saving certification.
※The computer, mobile device, and training dummy are not included with the product.
The SR sensors measure the distribution of the body pressure, then the air cells inside are inflated or deflated according to the pressure detected. This relieves areas with high pressure concentrations and automatically dissipates body pressure to help prevent bed sores.