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Kyocera unveils 'Kyoto Opal' color opal material
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Feb '09
Kyocera Corporation announced that it is unveiling its “Kyoto Opal” — the unique opal material that the company has developed.

Kyoto Opal is the name given to the opal material that Kyocera has developed, which up until this point has been known outside of Japan simply as man-made color opal.

Cultivated with a quartz-grain structure that is identical to naturally occurring opal, the Kyoto Opal material has a unique aesthetic quality that cannot be duplicated with molded resin-based products. Due to special staining techniques, Kyocera has been able to realize a variety of rich and subtle hues and tints.

Furthermore, by surmounting the inherently brittle characteristics of naturally occurring opals, which tend to split and crack, it is possible to cut the Kyoto Opal into diverse shapes. By integrating the traditional Japanese hikihaku technique of manipulating hard objects for kimono designs with a 0.2mm thin sheet of Kyoto Opal, it is possible to bend a sheet of the opal material composite, thus creating high expectations for use in various applications.

Kyocera decided on the name Kyoto Opal in part because the material was created in Kyoto, Japan, as well as to familiarize people around the world with the opal by associating it with the internationally known, historically rich city.

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, laser printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2008, the company's net sales totaled 1.29 trillion yen (approximately US$12.9 billion).

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