Our site uses cookies and other technologies to give you the best possible experience. By using this site you are consenting to their use and accept our policies. Learn more...

A Richer Life with Aluminum

The Birth of High-Performance Materials

Aired: September 17, 2020 (UTC)


Aluminum is simple to process, slow to rust, and non-magnetic, leading to its use in a wide variety of items in our daily lives, such as electronics and packaging.

Toyo Aluminium was founded in 1931, and is one of the world’s top-class aluminum manufacturers, producing foils, powders and pastes made with aluminum. Ever since, they have used their years of expertise to create numerous high-performance materials that are unique in the world. These materials are used in the products of food product makers, paint makers, and more, finally ending up in the hands of everyday consumers. As a result, these consumers do not normally see the advances behind these materials.

This program will showcase how Toyo Aluminium products are inspired by nature and focus on 3 newly-developed materials made possible by Toyo Aluminium’s newly-developed technologies, as well as reenactments of the process from their creation to sale. It will also focus on the various advances in aluminum processing technologies and introduce the contributing researchers and sales staff who promote their high-performance materials.


More Videos To Explore

Our Series

At One with Nature – National Parks of Japan In this series, we’ll visit national parks in Japan to meet the people that call them home, enjoy seasonal views that have inspired artists and writers for centuries, and explore their landmarks.
ASEAN Now and the Future II – Discover New Buena Vista This series involved a new set of partners. It was produced by TV broadcasters in Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with advice from visiting program production experts from NHK International in Japan.
Catch Japan Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
Washoku World Challenge The series will follow the regional qualifying tournaments and the final tournament of the sixth “Washoku World Challenge,” a cooking contest in which non-Japanese Washoku chefs from throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Japan will pit their skills against one another, as they strive in earnest to inherit, pass on and cultivate their Washoku cooking skills.
SPIRIT OF JAPAN A documentary series that features remarkable industries in Japan. The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
The Next 100 Years Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
Future Highway Express As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.
Check Other Series