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NEDO Succeeds in Creation of Flame-Retardant Magnesium Alloy Extrusion with Significantly Improved Mechanical Properties

– Expectation of Increased Demands to Railway Vehicle Components –
November  1,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Innovative Structural Materials Association
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Fuji Light Metal Co.,Ltd.
Tobata Seisakusho Co.,Ltd.

NEDO and the members of the Innovative Structural Materials Association (ISMA) – the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); Fuji Light Metal Co., Ltd; and Tobata Seisakusho Co., Ltd., a subcontractor – have succeeded in the development of a flame-retardant magnesium alloy extrusion with significantly improved mechanical properties compared to conventionally produced versions.

Going forward, NEDO expects increased demands of this magnesium alloy in products where high flame-retardance is required, such as railway vehicle components. It is also expected to achieve a significant weight reduction for railway vehicles.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Materials Technology and Nanotechnology Department
Contact Persons: Miyamoto, Imanishi Tel: +81-44-520-5220­

Innovative Structural Materials Association (ISMA) Technical Planning Division, Public Relations Office
Contact Persons: Hyodo, Hagiwara Tel: +81-3-6213-565­5 E-mail:pr@isma.jp

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology,(AIST) Structural Materials Research Institute, Light Metal Design Group
Contact Person: Chino Tel: +81-52-736-7461­ E-mail:y-chino@aist.go.jp
Contact Person: Huang Tel: +81-52-736-7088­ E-mail:huang-xs@aist.go.jp

Fuji Light Metal Co., Ltd.
Contact Person: Takada Tel: +81-968-78-2123­ E-mail:ktakada@fujisash.net

Tobata Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Contact Person: Matsumoto Tel: +81-93-471-7789­ E-mail:t-matsumoto@tobata-s.com