Electric Materials
Ceramic Substrates

We blend, sinter, and print raw materials,
offering one-stop substrate making to customers
We have the top share in the global market for chip resistor substrates
Ceramic substrates in chip form are indispensable to all the electronic devices we use in our daily lives. To make these, advanced sintering technology and blast furnaces are necessary. Our company’s single process that carries out all the manufacturing steps for these substrates has come to be relied upon by many electronics companies. In the electronics industry where there is constant competition to have the most advanced technology, we have been developing products for more than 40 years, and based on our past results and experience we have refined our technology to produce ever thinner and stronger substrates. We have thus contributed to the miniaturization of numerous digitalized household electric appliances.

The chief products and technologies that we provide

Alumina Substrates

We make alumina substrates for chip resistors, developed using our company’s accumulated sintering and sheet formation technologies. We have advanced technology for thin and strong substrates.

Thick-Film Printing Substrates

Using our printing technology on alumina ceramic substrates, we achieve high quality and high function thick-film printing substrates. We have production facilities with outstanding productivity, reliability, and functionality.

Green Sheetings

This is formed sheetings made of various powder materials which are mixed and kneaded. This sheetings are sintered to complete a ceramic substrates.

Our substrates are used in all types of electric products

Ceramic substrates are mounted and used in all types of electric products, as the circuit board of a chip’s resistors on which electronic components are mounted.

Nippon Carbide Industries is the pioneer alumina product maker

Supplying these products for over 40 years, we have continuously been one of the world’s top suppliers of base substrates for chip resistors.
Our company carries out all the manufacturing steps, from blending the alumina raw material to sintering and printing. We take advantage of the superior functions of these facilities to provide higher quality and lower production cost than other companies.
Our company has developed alumina substrates for micro chips that are the thinnest in the world, 0.03mm. They are strong as well as thin, making them easy to handle.
Our company has a rich assortment of evaluation devices to determine a ceramic product’s characteristics and reliability.
We have developed alumina-based substrates with high brightness and reflectivity, for use in LEDs. We have also achieved high heat resistance, high heat emittance, and high reliability.

At each of our factories, there are outstanding facilities that carry out all the production steps, so that we offer one-stop substrate making to customers



    Hokuriku Ceramics Co. is a subsidiary of Nippon Carbide Industries. At this company’s main factory in Uozu City, Toyama Prefecture, alumina-based materials are blended, green sheets are produced, and production technology is developed.


    HOKURIKU CERAMICS CO., LTD. Namerikawa Factory

    Hokuriku Ceramics Co. is a subsidiary of Nippon Carbide Industries.
    At this company’s factory in Namerikawa City, Toyama Prefecture, thick film printing and new product development is carried out. All of the facilities for the production steps of thick film printing have been designed to achieve high productivity, reliability, and functioning.

  • Thailand


    More than 30 years ago, we established a factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand for alumina substrate production. It is capable of performing at least as well as our domestic factories, in manufacture of white substrates and in thick film printing. More than 1,000 people work at this factory.

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