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101 Top Tokyo Chemical Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Tokyo 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 Tokyo Chemical Startups

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ASM

ASM

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ASM is a material science company that commercializes slide-ring materials, a polymeric material with movable cross-links.

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

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Asahi Kasei

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

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TRINUS Japan

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

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Teijin

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Teijin is a chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company.

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

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

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Idemitsu Kosan

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

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Kao Corporation

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

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Sumitomo Chemical

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

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WOTA

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WOTA is developing small-scale decentralized water recycling systems and autonomous control system for water treatment.

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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.

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Nagase & Co

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Nagase & Co engages in the manufacture, sale of chemicals, plastics, electronics, materials, and cosmetics.

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Mitsui Chemicals

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

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Takasago International Corporation

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Takasago International Corporation is a chemical company located in Kamata.

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Kuraray

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

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Kaneka

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Kaneka is a Japanese international chemical manufacturing company.

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Tosoh

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

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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.

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Nippon Shokubai

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Nippon Shokubai is a chemical manufacturing company.

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Adeka

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Adeka is a manufacturer of chemical and food products.

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Taiyo Holdings Co.

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

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ITOCHU Chemical Frontier

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ITOCHU Chemical Frontier is a chemical manufacturing company.

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SEIBU OIL

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Seibu Oil is primarily engaged in producing gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, and straight distillation of crude oil.

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Central Tank Terminal

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Central Tank Terminal offers cargo handling, warehousing, shipping equipment, and freight for petroleum and chemical storage facilities.

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Lintec Corp.

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

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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

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Sekisui Plastics

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

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Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals

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Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals is a chemical manufacturing company.

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Mitsubishi Rayon

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

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SDS Biotech

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

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Tokuyama

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

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Hodogaya Chemical

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

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NOF CORPORATION

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

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Central Glass

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

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Toagosei

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Toagosei is a chemical company produces in the cyanoacrylate adhesives.

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Kumiai Chemical Industry Co

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Kumiai Chemical Industry is a chemical manufacturing company.

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SMC Laboratories, Inc.

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SMC is the Global Specialty CRO focuses on Non-clinical trial in Inflammation and Fibrosis

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Shell Japan

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

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SunAllomer

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SunAllomer specializes in the manufacturing and sales of general-purpose resin polypropylene.

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Nippon Chemical Industrial

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

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Chisso

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Chisso Corporation is a Japanese chemical company that aims to contribute to society’s progress through superior technology.

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Hokko Chemical Industry

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Hokko Chemical Industry engages in crop protection products business.

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Nihon Parkerizing

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

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Nihon Tokushu Toryo

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Nihon Tokushu Toryo manufactures automobile components and paints.

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Nippon Kayaku

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Nippon Kayaku is an industrial explosives manufacturer.

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Nippon Steel & Sumikin

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Nippon Steel & Sumikin is a manufacturer and seller of steel drums mainly producing containers for filling and transport systems.

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Kh Neochem

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KH Neochem is a petrochemical products manufacturing company.

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Nippon Soda

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

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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.

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Fumakilla

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

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Ikeda Rika

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Ikeda Rika is a provider of systems, equipment, and electronic testing products for the medicine, chemistry, labs, and research fields.

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Agro Kanesho

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Agro Kanesho engages in production and sale of agrochemicals, home and garden-use chemicals and fertilizers.

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Sumitomo Shoji Chemicals

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Sumitomo Shoji Chemicals manufactures plastic, chemical, and electronics materials.

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Mitsubishi Chemical Research

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Mitsubishi Chemical Research is a think tank that conducts information retrieval, information processing and research analysis.

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Hitachi SC

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

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Chugoku Marine Paints

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Chugoku Marine Paints engages in manufacturing and sales of marine paints, industrial paints and container paints and its equipment.

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Japan Pest Control Association

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

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Kawaken

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Kawaken is a manufacturer of chemical products.

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Kanto Denka Kogyo

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

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Asahi Sangyo Kaisha

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Asahi Sangyo Kaisha is a nonferrous metal products, chemical products and metal processing products company.

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Iwaki kk

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Iwaki is a fine chemical and industrial chemicals manufacturing company.

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BP Castrol KK

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BP Castrol KK part of the BP group is an oil manufacturing wholesaler which caters mainly to use of the oil in vehicles.

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National Institute of Technology and Evaluation

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National Institute of Technology and Evaluation is a government organization that inspects textile, mechanical and chemical products.

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Asante

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Asante provides anti-termite products.

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Japan Pure Chemical

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Japan Pure Chemical engages in development, sales and manufacture of noble metal plating chemicals for electronic devices.

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Parker

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Parker is a fine chemical manufacturing company.

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Nisshinbo Chemical

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Nisshinbo Chemical specializes in fuel cell parts, polyurethane foam, carbon-related materials, and bio carrier for wastewater treatment.

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Nippon Pigment Company

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Nippon Pigment Company is a chemical manufacturing company.

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JCU

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JCU engages in production and sales of chemicals, machines, and auxiliary equipment for surface treatment.

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N.E.CHEMCAT

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N.E.CHEMCAT is a manufacturing company that creates catalysts for automotive exhaust, chemical, and fuel cell applications.

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Sojitz Building Materials

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Sojitz Building Materials offers construction materials and related products trading services.

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Nikko Chemicals

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Nikko Chemicals provides ingredient manufacturing, product R&D, raw material, and final product safety and efficacy testing.

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Kantho Chemical

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Kantho Chemical is a full-service reagent company that manufactures and provides a wide range of safe organic and inorganic reagents.

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Sanko

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Sanko CO Ltd is a chemical company that produces a range of chemicals including Phenol derivatives, cyclic phosphorous compounds etc.

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Lion Specialty Chemicals

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Lion Specialty Chemicals is a manufacturer of chemical products.

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BM Equipment

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BM Equipment mainly sells consumables and equipment products for bio-research, mainly sells research reagents and clinical test reagents.

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HighChem

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HighChem is a supplier of functional materials and chemicals.

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Freund

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Freund is a pharmaceutical company

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OAT Agrio

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

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CERI

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CERI is involved in chemical-related operations, such as experiments, testing, analysis, evaluations, and research and development.

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Newstone International

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Newstone International specializes in supplying and distributing an array of absorbent polymers, mineral stones, and odor control products.

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Kohjin Film & Chemicals

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KOHJIN Film & Chemicals are into manufacturing, production and sales of plastic films and related products.

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Harima Chemicals Group

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Harima Chemicals Group is a chemical manufacturing company.

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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.

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Japan Metals & Chemicals

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Japan Metals & Chemicals is the manufacturer of chemicals.

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Toyo Gosei

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Toyo Gosei is a manufacturer and seller of chemical products.

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SEIKO PMC

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SEIKO PMC provides various functional chemicals that provide value-added properties to customers.

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Nippon Surfactant Industries

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Nippon Surfactant Industries is a manufacturer of raw materials for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and other industries.

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Japan Carlit

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Japan Carlit is a provider of chemicals, life science, electronic materials, and ceramic products.

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Tokyo Sangyo

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Tokyo Sangyo sells machinery, plant facilities, materials, tools and chemicals.

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Koei Chemical

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Koei Chemical is a chemical products company.

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Soken Chemical & Engineering

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Soken Chemical & Engineering is a company that engaged in the manufacture & sales of acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives.

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ILS

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ILS delivers safe and high-quality pharmaceutical and functional food products for human health through global business activities.

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Fujimori Sangyo

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Fujimori Sangyo is a chemical products business.

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Grafton Laboratories

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graftonlab is a high-performance chemical reaction type adsorption technology that applies the radiation graft polymerization method.

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Nikki Universal

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Nikki Universal manufactures petrochemical products, custom catalysts, enzyme filters and petroleum refining solutions.

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Shoko

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

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ISE Chemicals

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ISE Chemicals is a chemical company.

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Floric

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Floric is a manufacturer of chemical admixtures for concrete and industrial chemicals.

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Kuramoto Sangyo

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Kuramoto Sangyo manufactures self-adhesive labels, stickers, protective clothing, traffic safety equipment, and marking products.

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Kyowa Pharma Chemical

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Kyowa Pharma Chemical produces pharmaceutical ingredients, food additives, cosmetic goods, and intermediates for the medical drug sector.

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