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101 Top Japanese Chemical Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Chemical companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Chemical industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Chemical Startups

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Kyulux

Kyulux

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Kyulux researches, develops, and manufactures organic electroluminescence (organic EL) material.

GORYO Chemical

GORYO Chemical

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GORYO Chemical is the only manufacturer specializing in fluorescent dyes in Japan.

GORYO Chemical

BONAC

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BONAC specializes in research and development of nucleic acid medicines.

GORYO Chemical

JITSUBO

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JITSUBO aims to be a Peptide Lowest Cost Producer by continuously improving core technologies by incorporating all the latest technologies.

GORYO Chemical

Asahi Kasei

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Asahi Kasei provides solutions based in chemistry and materials science to a range of markets, including fibers, chemicals,

GORYO Chemical

TRINUS Japan

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TRINUS is a Daiwa Securities, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Accenture, and Linkers Corporation’s CSO & CFO.

GORYO Chemical

NanoMist Technologies

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NanoMist techonologies utilizes nano-meter-size “mist” generated by irradiation of MHz ultrasound.

GORYO Chemical

TECHNO SYSTEM Japan

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Techno Systemis prepare the infrastructure necessary for everyday life

GORYO Chemical

ASM

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ASM is a material science company that commercializes ‘Slide-ring materials’ (SRM), a polymeric material with movable cross-links.

GORYO Chemical

Ac-Planta

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Ac-Planta provides research, development, manufacture, and sales of agrochemicals.

GORYO Chemical

Nakayama Amorphous

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Nakayama Amorphous is a manufacturer of amorphous alloy-based products intended to create materials that support social infrastructure.

GORYO Chemical

Sumitomo Chemical

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Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. is a Japanese company that produces and markets various types of chemicals.

GORYO Chemical

AGC

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AGC is a glass and chemical producer.

GORYO Chemical

Kankyo Daizen

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Kankyo Daizen is a biotechnology company.

GORYO Chemical

Teijin

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Teijin is a chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company.

GORYO Chemical

Kao Corporation

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Kao Corporation is a chemical and cosmetics company, developing consumer product business that targets general consumers.

GORYO Chemical

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.

GORYO Chemical

Asahi Kasei Pharma

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Asahi Kasei Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical firm with a global presence by focusing on the development of new world-class drugs.

GORYO Chemical

Kaneka

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Kaneka is a Japanese international chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Shin-Etsu Chemical

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Shin-Etsu Chemical provides key materials and technologies people’s daily lives as well as to the advance of industry and society.

GORYO Chemical

ITOCHU Chemical Frontier

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ITOCHU Chemical Frontier is a chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Kuraray

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Kuraray offers commercializing synthetic rayon and produce synthetic fiber-based on original Japanese technologies.

GORYO Chemical

Showa Denko

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Showa Denko is a Japanese chemical engineering firm.

GORYO Chemical

Tosoh

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Tosoh engages in the manufacture and sale of basic chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, and specialty products.

GORYO Chemical

Lintec Corp.

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Lintec Corp. develops, manufactures, and sells pressure-sensitive adhesive materials in Japan and internationally.

GORYO Chemical

Mitsui Chemicals

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Mitsui Chemicals provides various technologies and materials for automotive, electronics and information, life, and packaging industries.

GORYO Chemical

Idemitsu Kosan

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Idemitsu Kosan is a petroleum company that operates oil platforms, refineries and produces petroleum, oils, and petrochemical products.

GORYO Chemical

Ube Industries

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Ube is group made up of some 140 companies that cover a diverse range of business activities, including many companies that are industries.

GORYO Chemical

Nippon Shokubai

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Nippon Shokubai is a chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Kureha Corporation

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Kureha Corporation is a global specialty products company.

GORYO Chemical

Denka Co.

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The Denka Group, of which DENKI KAGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA forms the central core.

GORYO Chemical

KISCO

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KISCO specializes in the sales of pharmaceutical products and semiconductor devices.

GORYO Chemical

Taiyo Holdings Co.

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Taiyo Holdings manufactures and distributes solder resist chemicals for printed wiring boards (PWBs) and others.

GORYO Chemical

NOF CORPORATION

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NOF CORPORATION is a chemicals company based out of 4-20-3, EBISU, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

GORYO Chemical

Nippon Kayaku

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Nippon Kayaku is an industrial explosives manufacturer.

GORYO Chemical

Kansai Paint

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Kansai Paint manufactures and sales all types of paints.

GORYO Chemical

Adeka

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Adeka is a manufacturer of chemical and food products.

GORYO Chemical

Takasago Internationalrporation

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Takasago International Corporation is a chemical company located in Kamata.

GORYO Chemical

Tokuyama

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Tokuyama Group leverages its highly advanced chemical technologies to provide society with a wide range of materials for products.

GORYO Chemical

Mitsubishi Rayon

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Mitsubishi Rayon is a Japanese textile company that manufactures chemicals, plastics, and fibers.

GORYO Chemical

Parker

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Parker is a fine chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Daikin Industries

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Daikin Industries is a multinational air conditioning manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

DFC

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The conventional organic synthesis method uses a plurality of solutions in a container to adjust the temperature and agitate, but has

GORYO Chemical

OOYOO

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OOYOO is a Tech venture, which researches and development of gas separation membranes for carbon dioxide, hydrogen, etc.

GORYO Chemical

NIT Consultant

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NIT Consultant specializes in IT services and developing AI & robotics applications for the chemical industry.

GORYO Chemical

Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho

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Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho is a company that provides total health solutions through diabetes treatment.

GORYO Chemical

Chori

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Chori specializes in the textile, chemical, and machinery businesses.

GORYO Chemical

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

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Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha is a chemical manufacturing company specializes in the titanium dioxide, agrochemical and pharmaceutical.

GORYO Chemical

Moresco

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Moresco is a chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

OKAYA & CO.

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OKAYA & CO. engages in the sale, exporting, and importing of products in a multifaceted manner via the global network of the Okaya Group.

GORYO Chemical

Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals

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Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals is providing surface treatment service for food & beverage, automobiles, and steel industries.

GORYO Chemical

Hitachi SC

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Hitachi SC is an IT solution provider specializes in the chemical, process and materials industries.

GORYO Chemical

AltFlow

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AltFlow aims to provide originally developed flow synthesis technology, especially flow micro technology for synthetic flow chemistry.

GORYO Chemical

Sekisui Plastics

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Sekisui Plastics is a plastics solution company that manufactures the expanded plastic particles.

GORYO Chemical

Sakai Chemical Industry

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Sakai Chemical Industry is a chemical product company.

GORYO Chemical

Kobe Material Testing Laboratory

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KMTL is a specialized specimen manufacturer and provides services into materials testing and chemical analysis.

GORYO Chemical

Nippon Chemical Industrial

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Nippon Chemical Industrial is a production and export of electronic materials, organic chemicals and agricultural chemicals.

GORYO Chemical

Nihon Parkerizing

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Nihon Parkerizing is a technology based company in the field of surface modification technology.

GORYO Chemical

Asante

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Asante provides anti-termite products.

GORYO Chemical

Nihon Tokushu Toryo

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Nihon Tokushu Toryo manufactures automobile components and paints.

GORYO Chemical

Shell Japan

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Shell Japan is establishing business opportunities in the areas of liquid natural gas, new energies, chemicals and technology.

GORYO Chemical

Hodogaya Chemical

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Hodogaya Chemical is a chemical manufacturing company such as dyes, intermediates, and resins.

GORYO Chemical

Cataler

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Cataler produces exhaust gas purification catalysts, catalyst materials and chemical solutions for the automotive industry.

GORYO Chemical

Toagosei

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Toagosei is a chemical company produces in the cyanoacrylate adhesives.

GORYO Chemical

Sumitomo Riko Company

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Sumitomo Riko Company is a manufacturer of rubber and resin products for automobile use.

GORYO Chemical

Central Glass

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Central Glass is a manufacturer of glass products and chemical products.

GORYO Chemical

Polymatech Japan Co., Ltd.

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Polymatech Japan aims to adapt to the ever-more diversified needs in the electronic field.

GORYO Chemical

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals

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Sumitomo Seika Chemicals is a chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Kumiai Chemical Industry Co

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Kumiai Chemical Industry is a chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

DKS

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DKS is a surfactants and other industrial chemicals company.

GORYO Chemical

Japan Pest Control Association

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Japan Pest Control Association is a non-profit organization that provides health, labor and welfare services.

GORYO Chemical

Biofermin Pharmaceutical

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Biofermin Pharmaceutical manufactures pharmaceutical products and markets them through chemical industries.

GORYO Chemical

Nitta Gelatin

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Nitta Gelatin is a producer of gelatin and collagen products.

GORYO Chemical

Asahi Chemical

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Asahi specializes in thermosetting resin fabrication and injection molding, as well as paint and finished-goods assembly.

GORYO Chemical

Labotech

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Labotech works on environmental analysis such as air survey, water quality survey, soil & waste survey, development of automatic analyzer

GORYO Chemical

Konoshima Chemical

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Konoshima Chemical is a building materials, chemicals and ceramics manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Harima Chemicals Group

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Harima Chemicals Group is a chemical manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Manual

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Manual specializes in oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation related to domestic and overseas plant construction fields.

GORYO Chemical

Fumakilla

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Fumakilla engages in the manufacture and sale of insecticide products, household items, gardening items, and business items.

GORYO Chemical

S.T. Corporation

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S.T. Corporation is a manufacturer of deodorizers and air fresheners, mothproofing agents, gloves, dehumidifiers and other products.

GORYO Chemical

SDS Biotech

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SDS Biotech is a manufacturer of agricultural chemicals, industrial biocides and public health products.

GORYO Chemical

Showa Denko – Aluminium Business

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Showa Denko – Aluminium Business is a producer of functional chemicals and industrial materials.

GORYO Chemical

Kh Neochem

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KH Neochem is a petrochemical products manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Shoko

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Shoko is a chemical, synthetic resins, and metals manufacturing company.

GORYO Chemical

Nippon Soda

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Nippon Soda is a chemical company whose products include chemicals, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.

GORYO Chemical

Hokko Chemical Industry

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Hokko Chemical Industry engages in crop protection products business.

GORYO Chemical

Nisshin Kasei

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Nisshin Kasei is a chemical trading company that supplies various raw materials to major chemical manufacturers in Japan and abroad.

GORYO Chemical

Cota

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Cota is a manufacturer and seller of hair cosmetics and quasi-drugs for beauty salons.

GORYO Chemical

Toyo Gosei

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Toyo Gosei is a manufacturer and seller of chemical products.

GORYO Chemical

MHI Solution Technologies

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MHI Solution Technologies designs and manufactures chemical and mechanical equipment.

GORYO Chemical

Nicca Chemical

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Nicca Chemical engages in manufacturing and sales of surfactants for the textile chemicals.

GORYO Chemical

Kawasaki Kasei Chemicals

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Kawasaki Kasei Chemicals specializes in the manufacture and supply of various chemical products for many industrials projects.

GORYO Chemical

Fuso Chemical

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Fuso Chemical manufactures fruit acid and its salts.

GORYO Chemical

Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo

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Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo engages in the manufacture, sale, research and development of zirconium compounds and inorganic compounds.

GORYO Chemical

OAT Agrio

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OAT Agrio provides research and development, manufacture and sale of agrochemicals and fertilizers.

GORYO Chemical

Emori

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Emori engages in wholesale of chemical materials & electronics components, development & distribution of software.

GORYO Chemical

Arakawa Chemical Industries

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Arakawa Chemical Industries manufacture and sales of chemicals for paper manufacturing, intermediate materials for electronic materials.

GORYO Chemical

Uyemura

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Uyemura engages in the manufacture and sale of surface finishing materials and machinery.

GORYO Chemical

Nihon Plast

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Nihon Plast is a manufacture, repair, and sale of synthetic resins and die-cast metal molds and machinery.

GORYO Chemical

Kanto Denka Kogyo

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Kanto Denka Kogyo is a manufacturer of chemicals, special gas and battery materials.

GORYO Chemical

Aica Kogyo

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Aica Kogyo is a chemical manufacturing company.

Written by Mark Fitz

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