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Toho Co., Ltd.

製造業

President
Iwao YAMANAKA (Mr.)
Year established
1957
Capital
20,000,000 yen
Employees
130
Postal (zip) code
733-0003
Company address
2-19-6 Misasa-machi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Phone
082-237-5151
Fax
082-238-0032
E-Mail
info@tohobeads.net
URL
http://www.tohobeads.net/
Company PR
Toho is engaged in the manufacture and sale of glass beads, and our products are exported to countries throughout Asia, Europe, and America. In Japan, we manufacture and sell glass bead handicraft kits for making accessories, interior decorations, and other items. We also manage a tourist spot, "Glass Village", where visitors can enjoy seeing many rare glass beads works and glass art works of the artists from all over the world, and making glass items by themselves. At Beads Museum in Glass Village features regular learning courses and the display of more than 10,000 types of domestic or international beads.
Major Products
Glass beads
Various types of accessory kits
Various types of handicraft kits
Various types of fashion materials
Major Facilities/Equipment
Continuous glass electromelting kiln 1
 1,300°C
Single pot furnace 8
 1,300°C
Glass tube forming machine 5
 1.5 - 7.0 mm in diameter
Glass tube cutting machine 70
Electric rotary furnace 2
 800°C
Technology Employed
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Has extensive knowledge of the composition of several dozen varieties of colored glass and can offer even greater numbers of colors thanks to long years of experience.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Can make glass tubes with outer diameter of 1.5 - 7.0 mm via glass tube forming machine based on the down draw method.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Via single pot furnaces, can melt 150 - 300 kg/day of glass per furnace.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Via rotary furnaces based on the carbon method, can make glass into spherical forms.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Can plate various metals (gold, silver, tin, etc.) on glass via electroless or electroplating.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Can form thin films of various metals via spread-baking method.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Can provide thin-film oxidized titanium coating on glass via CVD method.
Ceramics/ceramic products manufacturing industry
Can paint the inner surface of glass bead holes via a Toho original and proprietary method.
Primary Area of Technical Expertise

Drawing upon long years of experience and accumulated data, can offer all kinds of coloration (translucent, semi-translucent, and opaque). In addition, has high level of technological skill in glass surface treatment including plating.

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