Nissan Chemical Corporation (OTC PINK: NNCHY, TYO: 4021) was established in 1887, formerly known as Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Nissan Chemical Industries), changed to its current name in July 2018, and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan , With 2,640 full-time employees, is a company engaged in chemicals, functional materials, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and advanced materials and planning businesses in Japan and internationally. It is a component stock of the Nikkei 225 Index.
Nissan Chemical Corporation (NNCHY):
Nissan Chemical Company was founded in 1887 by Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa and Takashi Masuda, and was named “Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo” at that time. Takamine served as the company’s chief technical adviser, which was later renamed Dai Nippon Artificial Fertilizer Company. The company changed its company name from Nissan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. to Nissan Chemical Corporation on July 1, 2018.
Nissan Chemical Company is divided into 4 divisions to operate: Nissan Chemical are Chemicals, Performance Materials, Agricultural Materials and Pharmaceuticals.
Nissan Chemical’s products include:
- Chemical products, including adhesive MELAMINE; high-purity chemicals; AdBlue, urea solution; FINEOXOCOL, a saturated fatty alcohol and acid; ammonia, sulfuric acid and nitric acid; TEPIC, epoxy compounds; Melamine Cyanurate, melamine and isocyanuric acid Salt; Nissan Reishi, a health food; phenylphosphonic acid; HI-LITE, a chlorinated isocyanate; OPTBEADS, a melamine formaldehyde resin and silica.
- Functional materials include displays, semiconductors and inorganic materials.
- Agrochemicals, used in farmland, golf courses, parks, etc., such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.; and raw materials for veterinary medicine.
- Medicines such as LIVALO (a cholesterol lowering agent); LANDEL and FINTE, a dual calcium antagonist that blocks calcium channels. And customized manufacturing and process research services for pharmaceutical ingredients.
- Advanced materials, including eco-friendly materials ECOPROMOTE; coating solutions for printable thermoelectric materials; soluble hole transport materials for organic photoelectric conversion devices; NANOFIBERGEL, life science materials; FP001, cell culture components; and optical materials SUNCONNECT.
- In addition, Nissan Chemical is also engaged in landscaping, engineering, fertilizer, plant engineering, environmental analysis and transportation business.
Nissan Chemical Corporation (NNCHY) History:
Established in 1887, Nissan Chemical Company was the first chemical fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. Since then, Nissan Chemical has been committed to innovation and now produces outstanding products in the fields of industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals.
- In 1887, it was founded under the name Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo and later changed its name to Dainippon Jinzo Hiryo.
- In 1923, it merged with Kanto Sanso and Nippon Kagaku Hiryo to become Japan’s largest fertilizer, acid and alkali trading company.
- In 1928, the ammonia production equipment of the Toyama Plant was completed.
- In 1931, Shiraoka Agricultural Test Site (Shiraoka Agricultural Test Site, Shiraoka Research Station for Biological Science) was established.
- In 1937, the company changed its name to Nissan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
- In 1951, SNOWTEX® colloidal silica was introduced.
- In 1964, a unique high-pressure production method was adopted to start the production of melamine at the Toyama plant.
- In 1965, the disinfectant HILITE was launched.
- In 1969, the Sodegaura factory opened.
- The Central Research Institute was opened in 1971.
- In 1984, the revolutionary herbicide TARGA® was launched.
- In 1985, it entered the pharmaceutical field by introducing EPATEC (an anti-inflammatory and analgesic).
- In 1985, a high-purity chemical production line for the electronics industry was launched.
- In 1989, Nissan Chemical America Corporation was established.
- In 1990, the single-agent herbicide SIRIUS® was launched.
- In 1991, Nissan Chemical Europe was established; in the same year, the acaricide SANMITE® was launched.
- In 1994, the antihypertensive drug LANDEL was introduced.
- In 1994, PERMIT® was introduced, a herbicide for corn crops.
- In 1996, Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation (Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation, NCH) was established.
- In 1998, with the permission of Brewer Science, Inc., launched the anti-reflective coating “ARC®” for semiconductors.
- In 2001, Nissan Chemical Korea Co. Ltd. (now, NCK Co. Ltd.) was established.
- In 2001, Nissan-Agri Co., Ltd. (now Sun Agro Co., Ltd.) was established to integrate the fertilizer business into the group company.
- In 2002, from Monsanto acquired business in Japan Ltd. Japan herbicide (Monsanto Japan Limited).
- In 2002, the Specialty Materials Research Laboratories was opened.
- In 2002, Nissan Chemical Europe SAS was established in France.
- In 2003, the anti-cholesterol drug “LIVALO” was launched.
- In 2005, Nissan Chemical Agro Korea Ltd. was established.
- In 2008, the fungicide “LEIMAY” was launched to effectively fight against fungal diseases of grapes, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables and Brassica.
- In 2009, the “STARMITE” acaricide was launched, which can effectively kill red spiders on fruits, tea, vegetables and decorations.
- In 2010, acquired fungicide (thifluzamide) from Dow AgroSciences LLC .
- In 2010, Nissan Chemical Taiwan Co., Ltd. was established.
- In 2013, it acquired Thin Materials GmbH.
- In 2013, NCH was merged into NCA.
- In 2014, Nissan Chemical Product (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established.
- In 2014, reorganized Electronic Materials Research Laboratories and Inorganic Materials Research Laboratories into Materials Research Laboratories.
- In 2016, Nissan Chemical Do Brasil was established.
- In 2017, Nissan Agro Tech India PVT.LTD. was established.
- In 2017, Nissan Chemical Materials Research (Suzhou) Co, Ltd. was established.
- In 2018, the company changed its name to Nissan Chemical Corporation.