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R&D Center

No.1 share of Diatomite Filter aids in Japan!

R&D Center

Tottori R&D Center is where we develop new products and thorough a continuous evolution process, improve existing products. Tottori works closely with our plants to improve process and products characteristics using advanced equipment such as X-Ray fluorescence spectrometers, Scanning Electron Microscope, and a battery of specially designed test filters, which allow us to help our customers with their filtration requirements. Major business control, and proposals for filter aids best suited to our customers’ needs.

We also maintain an extensive database on all diatomite  ( Diatomaceous earth )   and perlite filter aids available on the market, and have established a reputation as a leading authority on diatomite   ( Diatomaceous earth )  and perlite filter aids and bulking agents. We also place strong emphasis on the development of new products tailored to meet the needs of our customers.

We are fully registered and active members of both IDPA, the International Diatomite Producers Association, and of the Perlite Institute. We contribute regularly to the Japanese Filtration Society.


High Purity Filter Aids

We produce a range of High Purity Filter Aids for those applications where a strict control of soluble is required.

Industries such as Sake, Beverage and Pharmaceutical have been users of our products for many years.

It is a goal of our R&D Center to work closely with our customers so that we can continue to develop jointly new requirements.


Techno gateway Co. Ltd. is Distributor of Showa chemical industry co., ltd.