COMPANY HISTORY

Management year Development of New Products
Establishment under the name of Sanyo Oil & Fat Industrial Co., Ltd. 1949
Kawasaki Factory, now San Chemical, began operations. 1960 SANNIX base material for polyurethane foam, and PEG polyethylene glycol developed.
Corporate name changed to Sanyo Chemical Industries. 1963  ACLUBE lubricant additives developed.
Nagoya Factory began operations. 1968
Stock listed on the Second Section of Osaka Stock Exchange.
1969 SANFLOC polymer flocculant developed.
1972 HIMER toner resin developed.
Kashima Factory began operations. 1976
San-Petrochemicals Co., Ltd., established. 1977 SANWET superabsorbent polymer developed.
Stock listed on the First Section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange 1978 EIA diagnostic reagent developed.
San Chemical Co., Ltd., established. 1982 CARRYOL cold flow improver for fuel oil developed.
1986 SANELEK electrolyte for aluminum electrolytic capacitors, and SANMODUR chemical board developed.
SANAM Corporation., established. 1989
Hercules-Sanyo Inc., now Sanyo Chemical & Resins, LLC, established. 1992 UCOAT polyurethane emulsion developed.
No.2 Research Laboratory built.
1994 PELESTAT permanent antistatic agent for thermoplastic resins developed.
Sanyo Kasei (Thailand) Ltd., established. 1997
Our Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kashima factories had obtained ISO9001 certification. 1999 POWERELEK electrolyte for electric double-layer capacitor developed.
Kinuura Satellite Factory, now Kinuura Factory, began operations.
2000 THERPUS polyurethane bead resin, and NAROACTY nonionic surfactant derived from higher alcohol developed.
San-Dia Polymers, Ltd., now SDP Global Co., Ltd. established. 2001
Our Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kashima factories  had obtained ISO14001 certification.
2002 ULTIFLOW, EXCELFLOW, and PRIMEPOL base materials for polyurethane foam developed.
Sanyo Kasei (Nantong) Co., Ltd., established. 2003 APEXNARROW polyester beads (intermediates for polymerization toners) developed.
Added Sunrise Chemical LLC, to affiliate.Code of Corporate Ethics enacted.
2004 Super Slurry agent for slurry excavation developed.
Sanyo Chemical Texas, Inc. now Sanyo Chemical Texas Industries, LLC, established. 2005 EIA diagnostic reagent for small cell lung cancer developed.
2006 LAUROMACROGOL 100 medical drug, exclusively used in manufacturing developed.
SANYO CHEMICAL (SHANGHAI) TRADING CO., LTD., established. 2007 HISTAT SK cutting fluid for silicon ingots developed.
CHEMICLEAN PR cleaning agent for use in hard disk manufacturing process developed.
Katsura Research Laboratory began operations. Sanyo Kasei Korea, Ltd., established. 2008 SphereLight proBNP clinical reagent for diagnosis of heart failure developed.
2009 SHARPFLOW raw material for polyurethane foam developed.
Kinuura Factory AOA production line began operations. 2010 PELECTRON permanent antistatic agent for thermoplastic resins developed. SANWET SG superabsorbent polymer developed.
Sanyo Kasei (Taiwan), Ltd., established.
2011 Approved as medical device business operator for the first time.
Safety Education Center opened within the Nagoya Factory premises. 2012 New manufacturing process for base materials for polyurethane foams developed.
2014 Surgical hemostatic agent launched as our first-ever medical device in Japan.
SDP GLOBAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. established. 2015 Magrapid magnetic particle for EIA diagnostic reagents developed.
SDP GlOBAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. began construction of its factory. 2016 CALPROTECTIN MOCHIDA got Japan’s first approval as in-vitro diagnostic agent for Ulcerative Colitis.
GC Polyols Co., Ltd. began construction of its factory. 2017 EMULMIN CS liquid laundry detergent base developed.
SDP GLOBAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. began operations. 2018
Basic agreement of business integration with Nippon Shokubai., Ltd. entered. 2019 ALPHAPUR HSG cosmetic ingredient developed.
Sanyo Chemical Foundation for Social Contribution established.

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