This section outlines the history of the basic technologies that have supported Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.
History and basic technologies of Nippon Kayaku
|1916||Establishment of Nippon Kayaku Manufacturing Co., Ltd. as the predecessor of Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.,
the first manufacturer of industrial explosives in Japan.
Explosives manufacturing technology, detonator manufacturing technology, etc.
Establishment of Teikoku Dyes Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Dye-synthesizing technology, evaluation technology, etc.
Establishment of Yamakawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Low-molecular-weight compound synthesis technology, Pharmaceuticals manufacturing technology, Evaluation system for pharmaceuticals technology, etc.
|1943||Merger of Nippon Kayaku Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Teikoku Dyes Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Yamakawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.||
Integration of three basic technologies related to explosives, dyes, and pharmaceuticals
|1945||Corporate name changed to Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.|
|1956||Success in the industrial manufacture of diazinon.||
|1970||Establishment of a joint venture, Nissyo Kayaku Co., Ltd., with Showa Denko K. K, aiming at manufacturing acrylic ester.||
|1971||Start of manufacturing epoxy resins||
Resin-synthesis technology, processing technology, evaluation technology, etc.
|1994||Start of manufacturing airbag inflators|
Creation of New Products and Businesses by the Fusion of Basic Technologies
The basic technologies of Nippon Kayaku are related to fine chemicals that are based on original products developed in the fields of explosives, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and subsequently, resins such as epoxy resins for the encapsulation of semiconductors. And from the fusion of these technologies, new products and businesses have been created.
First, by applying the ignition technology related to the field of explosives, the business of developing and manufacturing micro gas generators and inflators for ensuring safety in automobiles was started. Moreover, by fusing our technologies for low-molecular-weight compounds synthesis (pharmaceuticals) and high-molecular-weight compounds synthesis (resins), "polymeric micelle anti-cancer drugs" that incorporated a drug delivery system (DDS) were created; these drugs are currently undergoing clinical trials.
Furthermore, the technologies for the synthesis and compounding of dyes have been applied to colors for inkjet printers and color filters for digital cameras, etc. By fusing these technologies with the resin manufacturing technology, the businesses of polarizing films and photo-functional films were started.
In the future, we will not only create new products and businesses by strengthening and expanding our technologies but also develop new basic technologies by fusing and integrating our various preexisting technologies.