Achilles’ materials carry an excellent reputation as automotive materials Cabron is a super-durable synthetic leather for automobiles, and Partner is a casting leather for cars. Both are ideal interior materials for car seats, door trim, steering wheels and more due to their strength, lightness, and flexibility.
We also provide various other materials, including products laminated with urethane and the like, as well as SP processed products with 3D design patterns that take advantage of urethane's resilience.
In addition to pursuing quality and design to meet a diverse range of needs for automobile, aircraft, and railway vehicle interiors, we are working hard to develop environmentally-friendly products.
Achilles' vinyl chloride leather, synthetic leather, and laminated products developed using our proprietary core technology satisfy the varied needs of the times. You can find them in all sorts of applications, ranging for daily necessities to industrial materials thanks to the features and benefits these materials provide: the high versatility and diverse design possibilities of vinyl chloride leather, and the light weight, soft feel and high fashion of synthetic leather (such as our proprietary product, Cabron).
What's more, our laminated products—bonded combinations of raw fabric, urethane foam, film, and more—are now essential materials in fields such as the industrial materials sector.
In 1948 we succeeded in developing and commercializing a soft vinyl chloride sheet for the first time in Japan. Ever since, Achilles has been providing versatile film products, from general-purpose films for wide-ranging applications to highly functional films for special purposes.
We have launched soft partition materials (such as Seiden Crystal) as well as antibacterial and antiviral films that provide highly functional and highly clean workspaces one after another. Thanks to their quality, these products all carry outstanding reputations in fields from stationery and wrapping among others, receiving high evaluations and support in markets at home and abroad.
Achilles film products also play important roles in the agricultural sector. Made using state-of-the-art facilities, we provide farmers with market-leading functional agricultural films including:
- Seiten, a highly functional general-purpose greenhouse vinyl film for outer covers developed using the latest compounding technology
- greenhouse vinyl film for inner covers or curtains, which has excellent insulation performance
- stain-resistant dust-proof greenhouse vinyl film
- UV-blocking greenhouse vinyl film for low-pesticide cultivation, and
- agricultural polyolefin (PO) film.
In addition, we have been actively promoting the development of materials used for general agricultural applications. These include the Bioflex series of earth-conscious biodegradable mulching film and a shading agent that suppresses overheating in greenhouses.
Exported to Europe, North America and right around the world, Achilles’ soft vinyl chloride-based window sheet and soft partition materials have earned acclaim for their high transparency. This is why they are widely used for outdoor purposes like boat and tent window or to achieve high functionality and high cleanliness in factory workspaces.
Achilles has long been manufacturing locally overseas. We opened our soft vinyl chloride film production subsidiary in Washington State in the U.S. in 1973. In 1993 our China plant opened to manufacture vinyl chloride leather for car seats and other automobile trim materials.
To ensure we keep meeting global demand various plastic materials, we continue to analyze and develop overseas markets, aggressively promoting local production using our technological strength.
Developing proprietary building interior materials in response to diversifying lifestyles and the trend of gentrification In addition to cushioned flooring for houses, we make and sell a versatile range of interior materials. These include sheet flooring for floors walked on with outdoor shoes for hospitals and aged-care facilities, wallpaper made using the rotary screen printing method that enables expression of delicate designs, and another type of wallpaper that applies gravure embossing for various purposes.
As a total coordinator of interior materials, we endeavor to create more comfortable places to live.
In response to annually increasing natural disasters and epidemics, we protect people’s lifestyles and lives and aim to achieve a safe and secure society through providing essential products and services. These span preventive measures, rescue and lifesaving, support for evacuation sites, and recovery and restoration activities, making the most of the technologies and experience we have accumulated through the years.
By leveraging our strength as a material maker, Achilles delivers a wide range of products, centering on boats and tents. Based on our study of how quickly and safely boats can save and rescue people in various situations, we have a line-up of rescue boats that suit different rescue activities in the event of a water accident, flood, or running-water rescue. What's more, our air tents have a structure designed for fast setup and uses highly durable materials, ideal for severe conditions. We also manufacture negative- and positive-pressure air tents that enable infection control measures. Moreover, we have mattresses, foldable boots, and other disaster-related products for use during evacuations.
We listen carefully to the voices of people on the ground at disaster sites, and work fast to develop products that meet their needs. In creating various products through combining materials and processing technologies, we will continue to deliver imaginative and original solutions to protect people’s lives and lifestyles.