R&D KMCT utilizes material and manufacturing technologies amassed over many years to create more efficient, higher performance copper tubes that meets the demands facing society.

R&D Collaboration

KMCT promotes cutting-edge research and development, through active collaboration between the R&D divisions of Kobe Steel, Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and academic institutions.

R&D Themes

Research and development is pursued along three themes: materials development, product development and production technology development. Together, these three themes are key to innovation.