For 60 years, the JRPS has contributed to the development of Japan’s fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) industry through various projects serving as a unique organization that brings together people in the FRP business, people in FRP research, and users of FRP. Today, FRPs have become an indispensable material to industries and to every aspect of our lives in Japan.
Material innovations are key for industrial development. New developments in industries facilitate further innovations in materials. In this collaboration of materials and industries, FRPs are now recognized as industrial materials with broad applications. The FRPs go beyond the field of glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) and incorporates the fields of fiber reinforced thermo plastics (FRTP) and advanced composite materials (ACM).
In today’s diverse economy and technology environment, the FRP industry faces a wide range of challenges that are becoming increasingly complex. There are issues such as de-industrialization, deregulation, waste problems, environmental problems, standardization, and market development. It is difficult for an individual company to address all of these issues. Working together is the key to solving these issues. The JRPS is on an important mission to develop the FRP industry.
Fortunately, the JRPS has developed a tight network between industry, government and academia. Through this network, we can expand various activities to create the future of the FRP industry. In turn, this will directly benefit individual companies.
We strongly hope that all FRP corporations and people in the FRP business will join the JRPS to develop FRPs and work hand-in-hand towards developing the FRP industry.