Nichias Corporation manufactures and sells thermal insulation materials primarily in Japan. It operates in five segments: Energy and Industrial Plants, Industrial Products, Advanced Products, Autoparts, and Building Materials. The company offers gaskets and packings, including non-asbestos gaskets and packings, rubber type gaskets, other seal products, and peripheral function materials; and thermal insulation materials, such as fiber products, high performance thermal insulation materials, heat-insulation boards, and cryogenic insulation materials, as well as thermal insulation materials for molten aluminum. It also provides various fluoropolymer materials, processed products, and corrosion-resistant linings, as well as tubes, hoses, and bellows; filter products and environmental equipment; and auto parts comprising sealing materials, retaining parts/materials, and sound-proofing parts/materials, as well as heat-protection products, control parts, and materials. In addition, the company offers building materials for buildings and housing; and undertakes hot and cold insulation, refractory, electric heater tracing, acoustic insulation, and aerogel heat-insulation works. Further, it provides furniture sliding pads, and friction and agricultural materials. The company serves electric power and gas; waste incineration plants; chemical, petroleum refinery, and petrochemical; steel and non-ferrous metals; aluminum casting and processing; paper; building and housing construction; semiconductor and flat panel display; foods and pharmaceutical; medical equipment; electric equipment; aerospace; automobiles; ship building, maintenance, and repair; industrial equipment; and others industries. Nichias Corporation was incorporated in 1896 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.