Finalists in the competition for the Kanthal Award 2016

Oparz Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan

Oparz has developed products that utilize their 3D heater as an engine. The 3D heater can be the base in sterilization type air cleaners, a metallic diesel particulate reduction device, a deodorizing system, a superheated steam oven, and much more. The foil used in the 3D heater has the potential to be used in many fields and products, with its applications limited only by the flexibility of the user’s imagination.

Motivation from the Jury:

  • Efficient heat transfer is a key component in many technologies.
  • Oparz has been selected by the jury to develop a unique three-dimensional foil with a higher specific surface area for use at extreme temperatures.

Read more about Oparz at oparz.com/en/