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History

  • 1918年旧三菱江戸川化学 設立
  • 1951年旧日本瓦斯化学工業 設立
  • 1971年Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. 発足

Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.

1918 Edogawa Barium Industry Co., Ltd. established through an investment by Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
1919 Name changed to Edogawa Industrial Limited
1922 Unlimited liability partnership with Kikuro Goto.
1927 Began producing formalin, the first in Japan
1930 Acquired Osaka Plant from Nihon Acid Co., Ltd.
1933 Established Yamakita Plant
Tokyo Methanol Co., Ltd. adjacent to Tokyo Plant established
1937 Tie-up with Tokyo Methanol Co., Ltd. and name changed to Edogawa Industries Limited

Began producing printed circuit board, the first in Japan

Mikizo Nikuni becomes president
1943 Acquired Yokohama Plant through merger with Nihon Teion Kagaku Co., Ltd.
1946 Toshio Kawase becomes president
1949 Name changed to Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
Osaka Branch established
1951 Corporate Research Center established
Merged with Naniwa Chemical Co., Ltd. and becomes the Naniwa Plant
1953 Began receiving supplies of Methanol from Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
1956 Toshio Kawase becomes chairman and Nobuki Takeda becomes president
1961

Began producing polycarbonate "IupilonTM" by interfacial polymerization

1962 Name changed to Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
Began producing hydrogen peroxide for electronics use
1963 Yokkaichi Plant established and began producing hydrogen peroxide by our proprietary technology (anthraquinone process)
1964 Nobuki Takeda becomes chairman and Yoshiro Shiki becomes president
1966 Had a stake in Japan Circuit Industrial Co., Ltd. established
1969 Tai Hong Circuit Industrial Co. Ltd. established
1970 Relocated Corpolate Research Center (now Tokyo Research Laboratory) to Kanamachi
1971 Began producing polycarbonate sheet "IupilonTM sheet" (extrusion)

Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.

1951 Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc. established
Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes president
Enoki Plant established and gained natural gas mining area
1952 Niigata Research Division established
Began producing methanol from natural gas, first in Japan
1954 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Osaka Office established
1957 Matsuhama Plant established and began producing ammonia from natural gas, first in Japan
Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd. established
1959 Integrated Enoki Plant with Matsuhama Plant, Niigata Plant established
Niigata Research Laboratory established
Japan Hydrazine Company (now Japan Finechem Co., Inc.) established
1960 Mizushima Plant established by Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd.
Osaka Research Laboratory established
1961 Nagoya Office established
Mizushima Petroleum chemical Co., Ltd. established
Merged with Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd.
1962 Japan Styrene Paper Co., Ltd established
Japan Pure Hydrogen Co.,Ltd established
1963 Hiratsuka Research Laboratory established
1966 Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes chairman and Takashi Eguchi becomes president
1968 AGIC established through a tie-up with AMOCO
Began producing pure metaxylene, first in the world
Chuichi Arisawa becomes president
1969 Alaska Plant established and began producing urea
1970 Mizushima Aroma Co., Ltd. established through a merger with Toyobo Co., Ltd.
Began producing MXDA
Samkyung Chemical Co., Ltd. (now Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd.) established

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

1971 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. established in a tie-up between Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd. and Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
Chuichi Arisawa becomes chairman and Yoshiro Shiki becomes president
1973 Chuichi Arisawa becomes president
1974 Merger with Mizushima Petroleum Chemical Co., Ltd.
1975 Chuichi Arisawa becomes chairman and Yasuyoshi Aikawa becomes president
1977 Began producing AGELESSTM
Kashima Plant established
Japan U-Pica Co., Hiratsuka U-Pica Co. and Inuyama U-Pica Co. estbalished (now integrated to Japan U-Pica Co., Ltd.)
1979 Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co., Inc. established
1980 Tie-up with Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co., Ltd. and SABIC to form Saudi Methanol Co.
1981 Yasuyoshi Aikawa becomes chairman and Kazuyoshi Nagano becomes president
Began producing polyacetal
1982 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte. Ltd. established
Dia Electronics Co. Inc. established
1983 Saudi Methanol Co. begins production.
1984 Began producing MX Nylon
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, Inc. established
1986 Saga Plant established
1987 Korea Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. established through a tie-up with Korea East Asia Nylon Co., Ltd.
PT Peroksida Indonesia Pratama established
1988 Wakichi Nagano becomes chairman and Reiji Nishikawa becomes president
Korea Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. begins production of polyacetal
1989 Plastics Resarch Center established
Samyoung Pure Chemicals Co., Ltd. established through a merger with Hansol Chemical
1990 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Europe GmbH established
1991 Electrotechno Co., Ltd. established
Corporate image announced and Japanese company name changed
Began producing Lens-monomer
1992 Metanol De Oriente Metor S.A. established
1994 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp. established through a tie-up with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
METOR begins Methanol production
Hachimantai Geothermal Co., Ltd established through a tie-up with Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
1995 MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. established
Reiji Nishikawa becomes chairman and Akira Ohira becomes president
Thai Polyacetal Co., Ltd. established through a tie-up with (Thailand) TOA Chemical Industries, Ltd.
1996 Thai Polycarbonate Co., Ltd. established in a tie-up with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., (Thailand) TOA Chemical Industries Ltd., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
1997 MGC Pure Chemicals Singapore Pte. Ltd. established
Responsible Care Declaration announced
1999 Medium-term management plan "MGC SHINKA 21" announced
Yonezawa Dia Electoronics Co.,Ltd established
2000 MGC Pure Chemicals Taiwan, Inc. established
CG Ester Corp. established through a tie-up with Chisso Corp.
Kyodo Kasankasuiso Corp. established through a tie-up with Japan peroxide Co., Ltd.
The “internal company” system established
Photocrystal Inc. established
Polyxylenol Singapore Pte,Ltd. established through a tie-up with Asahi Kasei Corp.
2001 Electronic Chemicals R&D Center established at Tokyo Research Laboratory
Japan DME Co., Ltd. established
Akira Ohira becomes chairman and Hideki Odaka becomes president
2002 Ageless (Thailand) co., Ltd. established
Dia Electronics Co. Inc. merged with Electrotechno Co., Ltd.
Had a stake in PTM Holdings Inc.
MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. established
2003 Fudow Co., Ltd. merged with MGC through a stock swap
Medium-term management plan "KYOSO 2005" announced
Executive officer system introduced
2004 Otsuka-MGC Chemical Co., Inc. established through a tie-up with Otsuka Chemical Co.,Ltd.
Merged with Photocrystal Inc.
2005 Shanghai Office established
Granopt Co.,Ltd. established through a tie-up with Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.,Ltd.
MGC Filsheet Co.,Ltd. established
MGC Chemical Analysis Center established
Renamed Tokyo Plant to Tokyo Devlopment Center
2006 Brunei Methanol Co.Sdn.Bhd. established
Medium-term management plan "KYOSO 2008" announced 
MGC Trading (Thailand) Ltd. established.
2007 Sheet Film Tokyo Development Center established at Tokyo Research Laboratory
Fuel DME Production Co.,Ltd. established
Hideki Odaka becomes chairman and Kazuo Sakai becomes President
2008 Suzhou MGC Suhua Peroxide Co., Ltd. established. 
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Shanghai Commerce Ltd. established.
2009 Medium-term management plan "MGC Will 2011" announced
Tokyo Techno Park established; Tokyo Research Laboratory and Analysis Center placed under it; operation of Tokyo Development Center discontinued
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Engineering-Plastics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Established
2010 Taiwan Office established
2012 Medium-term management plan "MGC Will2014" announced
MGC Electrtechno (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established
2013 MGC Pharma Co., Ltd. established
Kazuo Sakai becomes chairman and Toshikiyo Kurai becomes President
2015 JSP Corporation gained as consolidated subsidiary
Medium-term management plan "MGC Advance2017" announced
2016 Cultivecs Inc. established
2017 QOL Innovation Center Shirakawa established
2018 Medium-term management plan "MGC Advance2020" announced
MGC Energy Co., Ltd established
MGC Trading, Inc. established
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Memorial Foundation established
Taixing Lingsu Specialty Materials Co., Ltd established
2019 Toshikiyo Kurai becomes chairman and Masashi Fujii becomes President
MGC Terminal Company, Inc. established
2020 Osaka branch and Tokyo Techno Park discontinued
Tokyo Techno Park integrated into Tokyo Research Laboratory
Japan U-Pica Company Ltd. gained as consolidated subsidiary