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Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Methanol, Organic Chemicals, Life Science, Energy & Resources Division

From the production of methanol and other products, to the development of resources -
making the most of natural gas

We will expand and enhance our business base under the motto “expansion of volume overseas, development of breadth domestically.” This company is aggressively expanding overseas in its core product of Methanol , while domestically it is proceeding to develop life sciences and specialized polyol, enhance downstream MMA, and expand catalyst businesses.

Aromatic Chemicals Division

Drawing on proprietary technologies
to offer products that excel in originality

We offer products with unique properties based on our superacid catalyst technology. In our Specialty Chemicals business, we seek to differentiate our products with broad meta-xylene derivatives and technical services, as well as to expand our business into new fields. Our Commodity Chemicals business, keeping up with the changing demands of our market, serves as a firm foundation for our production chain.
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s needs, we develop new products using our own technology and implement patent strategies to achieve a sustainable growth. Together with our affiliates, we differentiate the products with our technical and marketing skills and bring them to market in a timely manner.

Methanol, Organic Chemicals, Life Science Division

We manufacture Methanol and Ammonia, which are made from natural gas—which has been drawing attention as a global environment-friendly energy source—and are further creating various derivatives through original technology.
Our main product Methanol, and Dimethyl ether, which are expected to become next generation fuels, have raised great expectations as earth-friendly energy sources, but we are also actively pursuing environmental measures in the manufacture process .For example we are manufacturing with original technology that does not produce Ammonium sulfate in the production of Methyl methacrylate.
Applications for products using these derivatives are raw materials for plastics, coating compounds, synthetic fibers, adhesive agents, artificial leather, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural chemicals—things that support our daily lives.


Methanol Division
TEL: +81-3-3283-4771 FAX: +81-3-3287-0837

Life Science Division
TEL: +81-3-3283-4893 FAX: +81-3-3214-0930

Organic Chemicals Division
TEL: +81-3-3283-4788 FAX: +81-3-3214-0930

Energy & Resources Division

Our company was the first in Japan to succeed in synthesizing Methanol (1952) and Ammonia (1957) from the rich deposits of natural gas that exist underground in Niigata prefecture. Since then, the Energy & Resources Division has carried out exploration and development for natural gas over 50 years in cooperation with other resource development companies.
The Natural Gas Chemicals Company is developing a line of strongly linked businesses involved in natural gas, beginning with the development of natural gas resources and spanning from chemical commodities such as Methanol , Ammonia and formalin, all the way to the organic compounds that are their derivatives.
The Energy & Resources Division is conducting exploration and development for natural gas and oil in Niigata. The natural gas produced is mainly furnished to our company’s Niigata Plant to be used as the raw materials and fuels for producing chemical products. Furthermore, the oil produced in associated with natural gas is being sold to petroleum refineries. In addition, we are conducting a project to separate iodine from groundwater drawn up when extracting natural gas dissolved in water. And in Akita, geothermal energy development is also ongoing.


Energy & Resources Division
TEL: +81-3-3283-5146 / FAX: +81-3-3283-5159

Aromatic Chemicals, Planning & Development Division

Using our unique superacid catalyst technology, we make chemicals from xylene metamers. Our products, used as raw materials and additives for fibers, synthetic resins, and coating compounds, are indispensable to our daily lives and industries. Our xylene separation technology using the catalyst is unique and it enables the efficient separation of mixed xylenes obtained from the petroleum refining into meta-xylene, para-xylene, and ortho-xylene. Using these xylene metamers, we manufacture derivative products together with the MGC affiliates. From ortho-xylene, we derive Phthalic Anhydride, a raw material for unsaturated polyester, coating compounds, and plasticizers, and from meta-xylene are manufactured our high-purity Isophthalic Acid, whose demand is growing as a secondary raw material for PET resins as well as the specialty chemicals produced with our unique technology.
Our main products include Meta-xylenediamine, which is used as a raw material for coating compounds and adhesive agents. And our Nylon-MXD6, which is highly evaluated as a material for automotive components and food packaging, is being used in many countries as an oxygen gas barrier resin which protects food from oxidation.
And Aromatic Aldehydes, which is used as a raw material for perfumes and agricultural chemicals.


Aromatic Chemicals Division
TEL: +81-3-3283-4800 FAX: +81-3-3214-0938

Planning & Development Division
TEL: +81-3-3283-4804 FAX: +81-3-3214-0938