an ISO9001 Company
The Figaro Gas Sensor is a gas sensitive semiconductor which was developed
by Naoyoshi Taguchi and has been marketed by Figaro Engineering Inc. since
1968. The Taguchi Gas Sensor (TGS) is a sintered n-type semiconductor bulk
device. Most TGS sensors are composed of sintered tin dioxide whose resistance
in fresh air is very high and drops dramatically in the presence of reducing
gases such as combustibles (methane, propane, CO, hydrogen, etc.), volatile
organic vapors (alcohol, ketone, esters, benzols, etc.), and many others.
Figaro Engineering Inc.
Figaro Engineering Inc. was formed as a private enterprise in 1962 by N.
Taguchi. The company began to mass-produce and sell TGS sensors starting
in October 1968. Headquartered in the northern part of Osaka Japan, Figaro
has been the worldwide leader in gas sensing technology for more than 30
years, with a commitment to developing the finest gas sensors which offer
both low cost and long life. The company was acquired by Tokuyama Soda Co.
Ltd. in February 1986.
Figaro Engineering Inc. has achieved ISO 9001 certification. As acknowledged
in the Japanese media, Figaro is the first company of its size in Japan
to have successfully achieved this status and remains the only gas sensor
manufacturer from Japan to obtain this certification.
Patents and Industry Awards
As a leader in gas sensing research, Figaro has obtained nearly 300 patents
worldwide, including 245 in Japan and 6 each in the United States, U.K.,
West Germany, Canada, France, and Italy.
Honored by Electro Chemical Society of Japan for development of gas
Awarded Chemical Technology Prize by The Chemical Society of Japan for
"Development and Commercialization of SnO2 Ceramic-type Gas Sensors".
Figaro Offices Worldwide
Sales Territory / Contact
North and South America
Australia / New Zealand
- Adilam Electronics Pty Ltd.
- 14 Nicole Close
- North Bayswater, Vic. 3153 AUSTRALIA
- Tel: 61(0)3 9737 4900
- Fax: 61(0)3 9737 4999
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ileri Teknoloji Ltd STI
- Seyrantepe Mahellesi
- Bulut Sokak No:3 Kat 4
- Seyrantepe Istanbul TURKEY
- Tel: (90)-212-281-6078
- Fax: (90)-212-281-6332
- email: Iemail@example.com
SAN LIEN TECHNOLOGY CORP.
231, 3F, No. 190, Chung Hsing Rd.
Sec. 2, Hsin Tien, Taipei TAIWAN
KYUNG WOON TRADING CORPORATION
Room #1322, Garden Tower Bldg.,
Kangbuk-ku, Seoul KOREA
Tashika Boeki Shokai K.K.,
Suita-Shi, Osaka 565-0804
All Others-Asia and Middle East
- Figaro Engineering Inc.
Mino, Osaka 562-8505 JAPAN
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Katsutoshi Konomi
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