TANAKA to Exhibit at FC EXPO 2020

February 13, 2020

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K. will exhibit at “FC EXPO 2020 – 16th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo,” one of the world’s largest fuel cell exhibitions, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Wednesday, February 26 until Friday, February 28, 2020.

TANAKA has started offering large evaluation samples of Catalyst Coated Membrane (CCM) used in solid polymer water electrolysis for manufacturing hydrogen from renewable energy and will exhibit this technology for the first time. The provision of large-sized CCMs for a coating surface of up to 1000 × 1000 mm, according to design requirements,will make it possible for equipment and infrastructure manufacturers to conduct large-sized tests in the initial development stages, thereby greatly contributing to shortening the time taken for technology development. Having such manufacturers use CCM with reliable performance as a benchmark in the development stages will also aid in developing more efficient solid polymer water electrolysis equipment.

Precious metal plating is essential for the metal parts used in fuel cell stacks and water electrolysis cell stacks to maintain strong electrical conduction properties. TANAKA has long engaged in developing Au, Pt, Pd, Rh,Ru, and Ir plating technology for base materials such as titanium and stainless steel. This is the first time that it will exhibit highly corrosion-resistant precious metal plating technology and rare precious metal plating technology.

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