Yoshimoto Material Development
When Yoshimoto was newly established in 1976, most artificial marbles were foreign-made products. Even though these artificial marbles did not meet Japan’s physical property and quality standards, they still were quite popular. By then, products were made by pouring the mixture of raw materials into every single mold. That manual production was much more costly than the raw materials themselves. Subsequently, the final artificial marble products were too expensive to commercialize to the mass market.
Therefore, Yoshimoto started to develop new artificial marble materials which allowed production to scale up to mass by pressing technology.
Our goal was to build high-quality products that could withstand Japan hash usage conditions, meet Japan strict standards, lower costs, and serve as many users as possible. Indeed, Yoshimoto has successfully created an exclusive material from scratch by input ingredient research, pressing friendly formulation, and kneading technology.
The input material cost is high since high-quality, high-performance products always require high-quality input materials. However, Yoshimoto has succeeded in reducing the total cost by large-scale production with a unique pressing technology.
Developed by Yoshimoto, this BMC Artificial Marble is now accounted for about 75% of the artificial marble kitchen counters and is used by most major Japanese housing makers.
With the concept of “user-friendly” material, Yoshimoto commits to continue innovating new materials that suit various customer demands and usage environments.