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Plant and Product History

Corporate History

1918 Production of barium salts begins at the Tokyo Plant
1926 Formalin production begins at the Tokyo Plant
1930 Osaka Plant established
1931 Formic and oxalic acid production begins at the Osaka Plant
1932 Yamakita Plant established
1933 Methanol production begins at the Tokyo Plant
Hydrogen peroxide production begins at the Yamakita Plant
1937 Production of phenol resin, plastic laminate and materials for molding begin at the Tokyo Plant
1938 Ammonia Persulfate production begins at the Yamakita Plant
1949 Potassium Persulfate production begins at the Yamakita Plant
1950 Enoki Plant established at the Niigata Plant
Naniwa Plant established and caustic soda production begins
1952 Methanol production begins at the Niigata Plant
1953 Methanol production ceases at the Tokyo Plant
Production of pentaerythritol begins
Liquid chlorine production begins at the Naniwa Plant
1954 Formalin production begins at the Niigata Plant
1956 Matsuhama Plant established at the Niigata Plant
Ammonia, urea and Ammonium sulfate production begins
1957 Formalin production ceases at the Niigata Plant
Sodium hypochlorous acid production begins at the Naniwa Plant
1958 Formalin production at the Niigata Plant ceases
Sodium hypochlorite production begins at the Naniwa Plant
1960 Prussic acid, ACH and MMA production begins at the Niigata Plant
Mizushima Plant established, and production of plasticizers and xylene resin begins
1961 Trimethylolpropane production begins at the Tokyo Plant
Polycarbonate production begins at the Osaka Plant
1962 Phthalic anhydride production begins at the Mizushima Plant
Yokkaichi Plant established
1963 Hydrogen peroxide production begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
1964 Production of sodium Persulfate and liquid chemical polishing agents begin at the Yamakita Plant
1965 Polycarbonate production begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
1966 Methyammine production begins at the Niigata Plant
Neopentylglycol production begins at the Mizushima Plant
1967 Hydrosulfite production begins at the Tokyo Plant
Formic acid production at the Osaka Plant ceases
Hydrogen Persulfate production at the Yamakita Plant ceases
DMF, MMA and MAA ester production begins at the Niigata Plant
1968 Production of the four isomers of xylene begins at the Mizushima Plant
Formalin production begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
Production of organic titanates begins at the Yamakita Plant
1969 AGIC begins isophthalic acid production at the Mizushima Plant
Oxalic acid production begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
1970 MXDA production begins at the Niigata Plant
Production of water treatment agents begins at the Yamakita Plant
1972 Mizushima Aroma begins purified terephthalic acid production at the Mizushima Plant
Oxalic acid production ceases at the Osaka Plant
1973 Hydrosulfite production begins at the Niigata Plant
1975 Production of isophthalic chloride begins at the Naniwa Plant
Production of toluic acid begins at the Mizushima Plant
1976 Production of glass epoxy copper clad laminates begin at the Tokyo Plant
1977 Production of AGELESS begins at the Tokyo Plant
Kashima Plant established
1978 Hydrogen peroxide production begins at the Kashima Plant
1979 Production of polycarbonate ceases at the Yokkaichi Plant
1980 Production of formalin begins at the Mizushima Plant
1981 Production of BT Laminate begins at the Tokyo Plant
Production of aromatic aldehydes begins at the Mizushima Plant
Production of polyacetal and sodium percarbonate begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
Production of terephthalic chloride begins at the Naniwa Plant
Production of super pure Hydrogen peroxide begins at the Yamakita Plant
Production of Dimethyl ether begins at the Niigata Plant
1982 Production of modified PPE begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
1983 Electrolysis operations converted to ion exchange membrane method and transferred to Kansai Chlor-Alkali Co., Ltd.
1985 Production of Trimellitic anhydride begins at the Mizushima Plant
1986 Production of Pyromellitic dianhydride begins at the Mizushima Plant
1987 Production of MX nylon and super pure ammonium hydroxide begins at the Niigata Plant
1988 Co-generation equipment begins operation at the Mizushima Plant
Production of DMAC and DAM begins at the Niigata Plant
1989 Co-generation equipment begins operation at the Niigata Plant
Polycarbonate production begins at the Kashima Plant
1990 Production of napthalene dicarboxylic acid begins at the Mizushima Plant
Production of hydrazine begins at the Yokkaichi Plant
1991 Production of Lens Monomer begins at the Naniwa Plant
New filling plant for super pure Hydrogen peroxide established at the Yamakita Plant
Production of AnaeroPack begins at the Tokyo Plant
Aromatic resin production begins at the Mizushima Plant
1992 Production of RP System begins at the Tokyo Plant
Co-generation equipment begins operation at the Yokkaichi Plant
1997 Production of MMA using the new ACH method begins at the Niigata Plant
1998 Production of water treatment agents begins at the Tokyo Plant
1999 Production of water treatment agents cease at the Yamakita Plant
Production of hydrosulfite ceases at the Tokyo Plant, consolidate at the Niigata plant
Production of magnetic garnet single crystal begins at the Tokyo Plant
Production of Trimethylolpropane ceases at the Tokyo Plant
Production of Trimethylolpropane begins at the Mizushima Plant
2000 Naniwa Plant becomes a branch factory of the Yokkaichi Plant
Electrolysis production at the Naniwa Plant ceases
2001 Production of Folmalin ceases at the Tokyo Plant, consolidate Japan Folmalin Industrial Co.,Ltd.
2002 Production of Urea ceases at the Niigata Plant
Production of Polycarbonate ceases at the Osaka Plant, Polycarbonate Sheet specialized
2003 Production of Modified Polyphenylene ether ceases at the Yokkaichi Plant.
2004 Production of Cooper-Clad-Laminate ceases at the Tokyo Plant, integrate with Electrotechno Co.,Ltd
Production of Ethylamine ceases at the Niigata Plant
2005 Rename Tokyo Plant to Tokyo Techno-Center
Integrated Osaka Plant with Fuji Kasei Co.,Ltd., MGC Filsheet Co.,Ltd. established
2006 Production of BT resin ceases at MGC Tecno-Center, begins at Electrotechno Co.,Ltd
2007 Production of LE Sheet ceases at MGC Tecno-Center, begins at Yonezawa Dia Electronics Co., Inc.
2009 Operation of Tokyo Development Center discontinued, established Tokyo Techno Park
2010 Production of Special Polycarbonate Iupizeta EP begins at the Kashima Plant
2015 Production of Ammonia ceases at the Niigata Plant

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