Nissan Chemical has a clear corporate vision We provide unique, high-quality products and services. We believe a strong focus on research and development is vital to maintaining our goals. Nissan Chemical takes great pride in the pursuit of a consistent business philosophy, which has resulted in consistent growth and development.
Continuing Nissan Chemical’s drive for improved technology, we have become a distinctive, revenue-generating enterprise through the use of precision organic synthesis, micro-particle control technologies, as well as advanced analysis and evaluation technologies.
Chemical products are indispensable in our daily lives, but require careful handling. With the increasing concern for the environment and safety, chemical companies around the world have begun to take voluntary measures to assure safety and health, and to minimize environmental impact throughout the entire process of chemical product development, use and disposal. Such activities fall under the umbrella of “Responsible Care.” Nissan Chemical is one of the founding members of the Japan Responsible Care Council, which was organized in April 1995, and is actively pursuing these goals.
We aim to reduce, reuse and recycle raw materials through the development of environmentally friendly products from the design stage. At the same time, we set environmental preservation targets that are easy for outside observers to understand. Moreover, we will strengthen our efforts to more closely communicate with local governments and residents, as well as nearby corporations, by exchanging opinions on the environment and conducting guided tours of factories.
Nissan Chemical Industries was founded in 1887 as the first chemical fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. Since then, Nissan Chemical has continuously aimed at innovation and now manufactures outstanding products in areas such as industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals.
|1887||Founded as Tokyo JinzoHiryo. Later changed to Dainippon Jinzo Hiryo.|
|1923||Merged with Kanto Sanso, Nippon Kagaku Hiryo and became the largest Japanese chemical firm dealing in fertilizers, acids and alkali.|
|1928||Ammonia production facilities completed at the Toyama plant.|
|1931||Established the Shiraoka Agricultural Test Site (Shiraoka Research Station for Biological Science).|
|1937||Changed corporate name to Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.|
|1951||Introduced SNOWTEX® colloidal silica.|
|1964||Began manufacturing of melamine at the Toyama plant using a unique, high-pressure production method.|
|1965||Introduced the disinfectant, HILITE.|
|1969||Sodegaura plant opened.|
|1971||Opened the Central Research Institute.|
|1984||Introduced TARGA®, a revolutionary herbicide.|
|1985||Entered the pharmaceutical field with the introduction of EPATEC, an anti-inflammatory analgesic.
Introduced high-purity chemical line for the electronics industry.
|1989||Established Nissan Chemical America Corporation.|
|1990||Introduced SIRIUS®, single-application herbicide.|
|1991||Nissan Chemical Europe established. SANMITE®, an acaricide, is introduced.|
|1994||LANDEL, an anti-hypertension agent, is introduced.
PERMIT®, a herbicide for corn crops, is introduced.
|1996||Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation established.|
|2002||Opened the Specialty Materials Research Laboratories.|