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 First domestic production of raw material for polyurethane foams (PPG).
PEG polyethylene glycol developed.
Corporate name changed to Sanyo Chemical Industries. 1963 First domestic production of lubricant additives, ACLUBE.
SAN NOPCO LIMITED established.
San-Abbott Ltd., now San-Apro Ltd. established.
Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange 2nd Section, and Kyoto Stock Exchange. 1968
Nagoya Factory began operations.
1969 SANFLOC polymer flocculant developed.
1972 HIMER toner resin developed.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 2nd Section. 1973
1974 CHEMITYLEN sizing agent for carbon fibers and fiberglass developed.
Kashima Factory began operations. 1976
San-Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. established. 1977
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section, Osaka Securities Exchange 1st Section, and became a designated stock on the Kyoto Stock Exchange. 1978 World’s first commercialization of superabsorbent polymer (SAP).
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, now Sanyo Chemical America Incorporated established. 1989
1990 BEAULIGHT base material for low-irritative shampoo developed.
No.2 Research Laboratory built. 1992 UCOAT polyurethane emulsion developed.
Hercules-Sanyo Inc., now Sanyo Chemical & Resins, LLC established.
1994 PELESTAT permanent antistatic agents developed.
Sanyo Kasei (Thailand) Ltd. established. 1997
Kinuura Satellite Factory, now Kinuura Factory, began operations. 1999 POWERELEK electrolyte for electric double-layer capacitor developed.
Our Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kashima factories had obtained ISO9001 certification.
2000 THERPUS polyurethane beads for automobile interior raw materials, and NAROACTY nonionic surfactant derived from higher alcohol developed.
Our Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kashima factories  had obtained ISO14001 certification. 2001
San-Dia Polymers, Ltd., now SDP Global Co., Ltd. established.
2002 ULTIFLOW, EXCELFLOW, and PRIMEPOL base materials for polyurethane foams developed.
Added Sunrise Chemical LLC to affiliate. 2003 APEXNARROW polyester beads (intermediates for polymerization toners) developed.
San-Dia Polymers (Nantong) Co., Ltd. established.
Sanyo Kasei (Nantong) Co., Ltd. established.
Code of Corporate Ethics enacted.
2004 LEVEFLOW 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 agents for use in hard disk manufacturing process developed.
Sanyo Kasei Korea, Ltd. established. 2008 SphereLight proBNP clinical reagent for diagnosis of heart failure developed.
Katsura Research Laboratory began operations.
2009 SHARPFLOW raw material for polyurethane foams developed.
SANYO KASEI (TAIWAN), LTD. established. 2010 PELECTRON permanent antistatic agents for thermoplastic resins developed.
Kinuura Factory AOA production line began operations. SANWET SG superabsorbent polymer developed.
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 HYDROFIT surgical hemostatic agent launched as our first-ever medical device in Japan. (The overseas trade name is AQUABRID®.)
SDP GLOBAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. established. 2015 Magrapid magnetic particle for EIA diagnostic reagents developed.
2016 CALPROTECTIN MOCHIDA got Japan’s first approval as in-vitro diagnostic agents for Ulcerative Colitis.
GC Polyols Co., Ltd. established. 2017 EMULMIN CS liquid laundry detergent base developed.
Sanyo Chemical Manufacturing Korea, Ltd. established. 2018
Sanyo Chemical Foundation for Social Contribution established. 2019 ALPHAPUR HSG cosmetic ingredient developed.
2020 PIUSERIA AMC can reduce dandruff and itchiness by using it with amino-acid based anionic surfactants developed.
2021 SANNIX FA-817 raw materials for polyurethane foams used in bedding developed.
Moved to the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market. 2022 MICELAND SCD-100 laundry detergent base that contributes to reducing environmental impact developed.
FUJIFILM Sanyo Chemical Healthcare Corporation established.