R&D Collaboration

Engaging in research and development that meets the demands of society, as the world’s leading copper tube manufacturer.

Centered on the Hatano Plant Research Laboratory, Kobelco & Materials Copper Tube features a research and development system that avails itself of full cooperation between the R&D division of Kobe Steel, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. KMCT also actively engages in collaborative research with universities throughout Japan. With research in a variety of fields, including materials, processing technology and heat transfer and fluid flow engineering、KMCT boasts of unique and sophisticated R&D programs that target the needs of each generation.

Production Technology/R&D Collaboration

Diagram of production technology/research and development system