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Technology Development

Development of Leaching Technology for Primary Copper Sulfide Ores (JX-Iodine Process)

JX Nippon Mining & Metals has been working to develop mining technologies for efficient recovery of copper from low-grade sulfide ores.
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Next-generation Smelting Technologies (Nikko Chloride Process)

JX Nippon Mining & Metals is developing a next-generation extracting technology, a unique hydro-metallurgical process for primary sulfide copper ores.
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Development of disposal process technology for metal scrap and industrial waste

JX Nippon Mining & Metals is developing a disposal process technology for metal scrap and industrial waste, leveraging the physical sorting skills it has cultivated in its mining operations and employing a fusion of pyro- and hydro metallurgical smelting technologies.

Endeavoring to develop high-performance copper alloys

In response to customer needs for thinner and more efficient or sophisticated electronic components, JX Nippon Mining & Metals is pursuing development of high-performance rolled copper and copper alloy products. We have created new many products, including copper alloy materials that simultaneously realize high mechanical strength and high electrical conductivity, between which a good balance is very difficult to achieve.
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Promoting development of new sputtering targets used for various electrical devices

JX Nippon Mining & Metals is engaged in the development of various sputtering targets with the goal of anticipating the needs of the next and subsequent generations.

Our approach toward single crystal technology to create new semiconductor materials

Having launched single-crystal wafers for compound semiconductors, as well as epitaxial wafers, JX Nippon Mining & Metals is now taking up new challenges. We have succeeded in growing large-scale ZnTe single crystal materials, utilizing the world’s first crystal pulling method, which we have uniquely refined. We have already begun selling preproduction samples.
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Approach to ultra-high purity metals

Production of electronic materials, including semiconductors, requires high-purity metals. Unprecedented high purity, which is realized by JX Nippon Mining & Metals’ original metal refining technology, is one of our proven strengths. The unique nature of these ultra-high purity metals has drawn great interest in academic circles.
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JX Nippon Mining & Metals’ analytical technology sustaining quality control and research and development

Analytical technology is indispensable to manufacturing lines for products for which customers demand rigorous quality control, and for the development of leading-edge products and production processes. To satisfy these customer demands for advanced technologies, we are continuously refining our analytical technology.
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