- Ecological Materials
- Developed a Market for High-function Building Materials
Wood fiberboards Released insulation boards
DAIKEN established the category of "high-function building materials" that feature workability along with thermal insulation, sound absorption, humidity resistance, and other capabilities, which was not yet familiar in Japan in those days.
- Ecological Materials
- Fast response to the Market Needs for Noncombustible Materials
Released mineral fiber boards
DAIKEN responded to the needs of the times, "high-rise buildings" and "noncombustible materials." Designated by the Ministry of Construction (the current Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) as a certified supplier of fire prevention materials, DAIKEN secured a nationwide market share in the year following the product release.
- High-Function Flooring Materials
- Lead the Market of High-function Flooring Materials through WPC
Released WPC flooring materials
DAIKEN released Japan's first "WPC (Wood Plastic Combination) flooring materials" consisting of wood filled with plastic resin, which features both the beauty and fine texture of wood and the high wear resistance of plastics.
- Built-in Cabinets
- Created Beautiful and Comfortable Living Space with Built-in Cabinets
In the 1970's, there was an increasing demand for a sufficient storage space for comfort of living. DAIKEN quickly grasped such customer demand and released its first built-in cabinets in 1971.
- Sound Isolation
- Penetrated into Acoustic insulation Material to Pursuit of Comfortable Living Space
DAIKEN released its first sound isolation product in 1982 to launch a total approach to the area of sound isolation.
- Total Coordination
- Lead the Times with Proposal on Interior Coordination
Announced a coordination plan
DAIKEN announced a unique interior coordination plan.
- Ecological Materials
- Advanced to the MDF Business Based on Developed Technology and Experience
Released Wood fiberboards MDF
DAIKEN released medium-density wood fiberboards made of untapped resources such as residual pieces of timber and wood.
- Changed the Tatami Facing Material from Rushes to Washi Paper for Industrialization
Released tatami facing products
DAIKEN succeeded in enhancing the wear, water, and stain resistance of the tatami facing material by applying resin coating to strings of machine-made Japanese Washi paper.
- Ecological Materials
- Announced to the World's First New Bearing Surface Materials as a Pioneer in the Inorganic Bearing Surface Material Area
Released Bearing Surface Material Area
DAIKEN released the world's first new high-tech materials that provide all the characteristics demanded for bearing surface materials, i.e., lightweight, high strength, high durability, fireproof and fire resistance, workability, and breathability, which had been unfeasible in conventional inorganic materials.
- Low Formaldehyde Emission
- Fast respond to the Issue of Sick Building Syndrome
Acquired the first F4-rank Certificate of Minister
In response to the revision of the Building Standards Act to unify the system of labeling the formaldehyde emission rate of building materials to F ranking, DAIKEN launched a revised Building Standards Act compliance project to promote compliance of all of its products with the revised law. Its promptness in responding to the revised law was proven by the acquisition the "first F4-rank Certificate of Minister" in 2003.
- Ecological Materials
- Succeeded in Developing the World's First Ecological Flooring Base Material
Developed ecological base material
DAIKEN succeeded in developing the industry's first flooring base material that uses a combination of planted plywood with a resin reinforced layer and, released eco-friendly flooring materials based on that base material the next year. This technology was enhanced further and led to the development of ecological base material that uses a combination of planted plywood with a special MDF in 2008.
- Humidity Conditioning
- Innovation Building Materials to Deliver a Comfortable Humidity in Indoor Environments
Acquired the first certificate of registration in the "humidity conditioning building material registration/labeling system"
DAIKEN acquired the first certificate of registration in the "humidity conditioning building material registration/labeling system" operated by the Japan Construction Material & Housing Equipment Industries Federation.
- Pet Friendliness
- Added Pet-friendly Features to Building Materials
Released the flooring system for pet-friendly residences
To address the increasing demand for "living with pets," DAIKEN released the flooring system for pet-friendly residences that provides both pet-friendly features such as the slip-proof surface for walking dogs and user-friendly features such as the resistance to scratching, staining, and discoloration.
- Proposed More than Barrier-free Housing
Released building materials for housing for the elderly
DAIKEN proposed a series of advanced building materials developed under the keywords of security, relaxation, and health, which exhibit high-quality performance in a variety of scenes, from ordinary residences to nursing homes and elderly housing with supportive services.
- Beauty of "WA" (Value of Sensibility)
- Introduced New Values Brought by "Trees"
Released a series of interior building materials made of domestic tree species
DAIKEN released a series of interior building materials made of domestic tree species such as cedar, chestnut, and horse chestnut, familiar to Japanese because of use in furniture and living equipment through the ages. DAIKEN proposed new values brought by Japanese trees, such as the beauty of wood grain, tender texture, and high-quality living space created by the beauty and tenderness. DAIKEN also contributed to the regeneration of forests in Japan by utilizing domestic wood positively.
- Re-proposal of Tatami room
- Reinstating the Tatami-mat Room
Launching the interior tatami mat made from Washi Paper
Two product lineups are available: the laying and built-in type that can realize a modern Japanese-style room at reasonable cost without requiring professional installation techniques unique to tatami mats. The laying and movable type that easily allows you to have a Japanese-style space in a corner of a room simply by laying tatami mats down. The aim is to re-propose life style with tatami under circumstances where people tend to have less tatami-mat rooms in their houses.
- The industry's first
- High design quality flooring featuring industry-first technology
Launching a floor of first-class beauty
As a product commemorating the 70th anniversary of the company, DAIKEN released the flooring , an industry-first technology in which special reinforced films are used at the butt-end surfaces on four sides to ensure a beautiful finish to detail is skillfully realized. This flooring material offers a totally new concept that combines first-class design and high functionality that can keep surface decoration beautiful for a longer time.
- Earthquake resistance
- Enabling quake-resistance of ceilings with labor-saving and shorter construction time
Start announcing a proposal for the new quake-resistance ceiling construction method Daiken Hybrid Ceiling
DAIKEN developed the new and unique quake-resistance ceiling system called "Daiken Hybrid Ceiling", which can improve the safety of public, commercial, and educational facilities, and have started proposing to clients. Thanks to the high evaluation of its excellent workability, including a work-saving method and shorter work construction time, the products have contributed to the dissemination of quake-resistant ceilings for public and other facilities.
- Utilization of domestic wood
- New proposal for using wood-decorative materials for interiors of public and commercial buildings
Launching the wood-decorative space package using domestic and local wood in special limited areas
DAIKEN released the wood-decorative space package, which enables the creation of versatile living spaces that match the use of installation sites. DAIKEN have contributed to the promotion of use of domestic wood, which has been growing since the Act for the Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings went into effect in October 2010.
- Civil engineering material
- Entering the civil engineering materials field to develop new applications as part of ecological businesses
Launching the soil improvement additive.
DAIKEN released the soil improvement additive, which was developed jointly with JCE Co., as part of the development of new use applications for our ecological business, one of our core projects. DAIKEN have started to make proposals to autonomous bodies and construction contractors as a new business expansion in the civil engineering materials field, in addition to use applications for building materials for housing.