Achilles has developed a wide array of products with its plastic technologies situated in the center as the core. In developing new products and technologies, we always place the question of “what can we do to lead the market?” at the starting point of our thinking. Working with compounding, foaming, thermal insulation, conductivity and designing as core technologies, Achilles’ plastics processing technologies have developed products that can contribute to preserving the global environment, such as energy-saving and environmentally friendly materials. What we are looking for is, needless to say, the society’s next affluence. In particular, taking into consideration the environment surrounding us, our internal resources and our core competence, we have selected “housing materials, automotive materials and electronics components” as three major business areas, regarding them as major themes for research and development. The “Achilles Technical Center,” our research and development center in which all the human resources and facilities engaged in research and development activities gather together, is the core arena for our R&D. The Achilles Technical Center, having consolidated a wide variety of technologies accumulated for many years, is giving birth to innovative products and technologies that can respond correctly to customers’ needs. Achilles offers its own unique products by taking advantage of synergy effects newly born as a result of integration of human resources and technologies.