AISIN Develops World's Smallest*1 Water Particle Conversion Technology
― To provide beauty and health services by "AIR" ―
Apr. 12, 2021
AISIN CORPORATION (Head Office: Kariya, Aichi; President: Kiyotaka Ise) has developed a technology for converting water molecules in the air into fine water particles, called "AIR", and releasing them.AISIN CORPORATION (Head Office: Kariya, Aichi; President: Kiyotaka Ise) has developed a technology for converting water molecules in the air into fine water particles, called "AIR", and releasing them.
This technology allows conversion of water molecules in the air into extremely small water particles (one-thousandth the size of those produced by general steam vaporizers) by combining a moisture conditioning technology cultivated in living space research and a cartridge technology used for exhaust gas treatment in automobiles and motorcycles.
Studies show that converted water particles, which are smaller than water channels on the skin, have properties for penetrating into the deeper layer of skin to keep skin moist for a long time.*2
AISIN has been conducting research on improving the quality of sleep as a project of its lifestyle-related business, and inspired by the idea gained from the research that a proper moisture environment is necessary to achieve healthy sleep, it started to develop AIR in 2015.
In the future, taking advantage of the features of AIR, AISIN will start providing products and services that help with moisturizing the skin and improving the function of the skin barrier, and pursue new possibilities for AIR.
AISIN will continue providing new value to respond to the needs and expectations of people and society.
*1： In a comparison of humidification technology for producing water particles. As of April 12, 2021. Surveyed by AISIN* Measuring instruments: Scanning mobility particle sizer (Tokyo Dylec Corp.) Nano-DMA measuring system (owned by the National Institute of Technology, Kochi College)* Measured by AISIN
*2： (Source) * Naoki Nishimura, Shinsuke Inoue, Keiko Yokoyama, Satoshi Iwase. Effect of the spraying of fine water particles on facial skin moisture and viscoelasticity in adult women. Skin Research & Technology. 25, 294-298, 2019: