Japanese companies, known as “bundans”, have long been secretive about their technology, and it is these that have been targeted in recent years by an increasingly assertive Chinese economy.
These firms, which produce everything from electronic devices to car parts, are often criticised for their reliance on secrecy, especially when it comes to technology.
The Japanese government has recently tightened its grip on these companies, banning them from operating overseas and demanding they keep all their technology confidential.
Some of the companies accused of breaching this ban include Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi.
Japanese companies also have to file annual reports to the country’s central bank.
What is titanium nail?
Titanium nail is a metal alloy that is used in watches and other jewelry and watches have become increasingly popular in recent decades.
Its hardness and corrosion resistance make it attractive to jewelers, watchmakers and the watch industry as a whole.
Titanium nail has long been associated with the watchmaking industry, with it being the most sought after material in the watch world.
But what does titanium nail actually do?
Titanium nail is actually a mixture of titanium dioxide and nickel, which are the only two materials that can withstand the extreme temperatures of molten metal and have a magnetic property that allows them to be used in certain types of electronics.
For example, the platinum-based alloy used in most watchmaking equipment is made from nickel.
What are the advantages of titanium nail over other materials?
Titanium nails are lightweight, and can be used to make many different kinds of electronics, including those that operate at temperatures ranging from -70C to over 700C.
They are extremely robust, making them ideal for building the components of many types of smart devices, such as mobile phones and televisions.
Titanium nails can be made to resist corrosion and wear, which is very important when it come to smart devices.
How do I find out more about titanium nail or what it is?
There are lots of resources on the internet, but we do not want to spoil the surprise for you.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of titanium nails, or if you want to find out if you are one of the lucky few who has been awarded a platinum-plated titanium watch, visit the website of the Japanese government.
You can also visit the Watchmaker’s Association, a non-profit organisation that works to ensure that titanium nails are used responsibly.
For more information, check out our titanium news page.