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Corporate history

Corporate history

2020

R&D Center opened in Koriyama, Fukushima.

2018

Tokyo Marketing Center moved to Funabashi, Chiba. Renamed to Tokyo Bay R&D Center

2016

Tokyo Marketing Center opened in Tachikawa, Tokyo

2015

The new headquarters completed and relocated to 4-chome Saikon, Koriyama, Fukushima

2001

Head office moved to 1-chome Saikon, Koriyama, Fukushima

1994

Head office moved to Otsuki-cho, Koriyama, Fukushima

1991

Head office moved to Namiki, Koriyama, Fukushima
Frontier Lab Co., Ltd. (headquarters) Established in Toramaru-machi, Koriyama, Fukushima

Chronological list of products developed

2014

Rapid catalyst screening system (Rx-3050TR)

2010

Multi-Shot Pyrolyzer (EGA/PY-3030D)

2008

Micro UV irradiator (UV-1047Xe)

2006

Additive Library for Polymers

2003

Auto-Shot Sampler (AS-1020E)

2001

Double Shot Pyrolyzer (PY-2020iD)

1999

MicroJet Cryo-Trap (MJT-1030E)

1998

Carrier Gas Selector (CGS-1050Ex)

1996

Selective Sampler (SS-1010E)
Search libraries for polymers

1992

Double-Shot Pyrolyzer (PY-2010D)

1991

Ultra ALLOY® capillary column

Awards and grants

2020
2020
2019

Certified as a “Youth Ale Certified Company”.

2018
2017

Selected as a “Regional Future Leader” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

2016

CEO Dr. C. Watanabe awarded “Founder’s award for long-term contributions” from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

2014
2013

”The 5th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award” awarded from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for the company’s “Polymer Analysis System using Multi-functional Pyrolyzer”

2012

“24th Outstanding New technology/New Products Award for Medium and Small Business” awarded from Agency of Industrial Science and Technology.

2008

Awarded the Excellence Award at the JNB 3rd Japan New Business Creation Award
”Grand Prize of New Business Pioneer” awarded from Tohoku New Business Conference for the contribution in activating and developing the new business fields and markets.

2006

CEO Dr. C. Watanabe won the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Japan Finalist
Frontier Laboratories Ltd. listed as one of “300 of Japan’s Dynamic Manufacturing SME’s Supporting Japan of Tomorrow” by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

2002

Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award.

2000

“12th Outstanding New technology/New Products Award for Medium and Small Business” awarded from Agency of Industrial Science and Technology.

1998

Grant from Tohoku Venture Land Foundation.

1996

“New Technology Business Promotion Prize” awarded from Medium and Small Business Research Institute.
Grant received according to “Facilitating Small and Medium Sized Firms to Enter New Business Fields Law “.

1993

Grant from New Technology Development Foundation.

1992

Grant from Sanwa Venture Foundation.

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