Introduction to Businesses of NLM Group

The Nippon Light Metal (NLM) Group is the integrated manufacturer of aluminum products in Japan. We offer varieties of products ranging from alumina and chemicals as raw material for aluminum metal to fabricated products to all industrial sectors based on the technologies and expertise of the group developed in a long history of operations.

Alumina, Chemicals, and Ingot Business

Alumina, Chemicals, and Ingot Business

NLM Group produces and sells aluminum hydroxide, alumina, and various chemicals used in a wide variety of applications, such as a material for flame retardants and ceramics, chemical products, and a medium in water purification.
We also produce and sell primary alloy and secondary alloy of aluminum suitable for customer needs.

Industrial Sectors and Principal Products

Automotive
High functional development alloy, alumina used in spark plugs
Electical, electronics, and IT
Alumina, low soda alumina, aluminum wire, high purity aluminum ingots
General industries
Alumina, aluminum hydroxide, chemicals, caustic soda, chlorides

Sheet and Extruded Products Business

Sheet and Extruded Products Business

We developed high functional aluminum sheets and extruded products that meet customer needs based on the technologies and knowhow developed from a long history of operations. Our products are used in various industrial sectors like transportation services, such as road and rail transportation, and electrical/electronic industries, such as manufacturing equipment for semiconductors and LCDs and photoconductor drums.

Industrial Sectors and Principal Products

Automotive
Car suspension parts, lead-free free-cutting aluminum alloy, rapidly solidified powder aluminum alloy extrusions, high strength high formability aluminum sheets
Transportation
Large structural elements for rolling stocks, gate for truck cargo bodies
Electrical, electronics, and IT
Aluminum plates for semiconductor/LCD manufacturing equipment, material for photoconductor drums, foil stocks
General industries
Printing cylinders, industrial materials
Material for construction and public works
Aluminum honeycomb panels, materials for temporary work, building materials

Fabricated Products and Other Businesses

Fabricated Products and Other Businesses

The NLM Group offers fabricated aluminum products by group companies, all of which are highly rated in their respective fields, such as van and truck cargo bodies (Nippon Fruehauf Co., Ltd.) and aluminum freezer/refrigerator panels for business use and clean room panels (Nikkei Panel System Co., Ltd.). We also offer products like foil electrodes of the electrolytic capacitors, automotive parts, landscaping products, building materials, containers, etc., familiar in your daily life.

Industrial Sectors and Principal Products

Automotive
Aluminum gravity casting, die casting, and forged parts, heat exchangers for automotive use
Transportation
Truck bodies, trailer bodies, reefer bodies
Electrical, electronics, and IT
Anodized foil for aluminum electrolytic capacitor, clean rooms
Material for construction and public works
Landscape engineering products, space truss structure elements, plant packages for communication base stations, carbon blocks for blast furnaces
Environment, safety, and energy
Solar panel frames
Food and daily life
Aluminum kegs, household articles, freezer/refrigerator panels for business use

Foil and Powder Products Business

Foil and Powder Products Business

Aluminum foil, powder, and paste produced by Toyo Aluminium K.K., a leading company in the industry, are used widely in various industry sectors from household products, energy, electrical and electronics, and automotive industries.

Exploring new fields of applications based on our proprietary technologies, the NLM Group offers a variety of highly functional materials and products to markets in Japan and worldwide.

Industrial Sectors and Principal Products

Food and daily life
Aluminum foil
Electrical, electronics, and IT
Aluminum foil for electrolytic capacitors, antennas for IC cards/tags
Automotive
Powder and paste
Environment, safety, and energy
Solar panel backsheets, conductive inks for solar cell electrodes