Nitto Enters European High-Speed, Large Capacity Plastic Optical Cables Business for High-Definition Medicine, Automated Driving and Fuel Efficiency

OSAKA, Japan--()--Nitto Denko Corporation (hereinafter “Nitto”) (TOKYO:6988) announced today that it will enter the high-speed, large capacity plastic optical cables business in Europe. The company will begin preparations for mass production and sales slated to begin in 2019 and the new cables will contribute to its vision of contributing to connecting people around the world safely and securely. Nitto also aims to play its part in rapidly emerging IoT, high-definition medicine, automated driving and fuel efficiency in Europe and estimates annual sales of JPY 30 billion by 2023, consisting of approximately 30% from Europe.

The new plastic optical cable can deliver high-speed data transmission of 100 Gbps. Moreover, because of its high flexibility, it enables optical transmission even in devices where limited space makes it difficult to install glass optical cables.

Nitto’s plastic optical cables will also offer high heat-resistance due to an original manufacturing method. As such, in addition to installation in high-definition displays, it can also potentially be equipped in vehicles such as aircrafts and automobiles.


Strengths and Features of the New Plastic Optical Cables

High speed, large capacity, fine cable,

  Slimmer wiring that allows high-capacity communications
High heat resistance Unparalleled heat resistance derived from Nitto’s new material
Processability and safety   Lower risk of breakage as compared to glass optical cables

In connection with its entry into the plastic optical cables business, Nitto has reached an agreement for joint research of plastic optical cables using new materials together with Keio University and established the “Nitto X Keio University Optical Cable Joint Research Center” within the Keio Photonics Research Institute affiliated with Keio University's Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology on Keio University’s Shin-Kawasaki Town Campus.

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About Nitto (Nitto Denko Corporation)

Founded in 1918, and celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, Nitto (TOKYO:6988) is a diversified materials manufacturer that offers over 13,500 products in over 70 business fields, including electronics, transportation, environment, and life science. Nitto aims to offer value to Green (environment), Clean (new energy) and Fine (life sciences) business markets.
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Dentsu Public Relations Inc. for Nitto Denko Corporation
Tim Yoshida, +81-3-6263-9181