|Type Public KK|
Headquarters Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Number of employees 20,034
|Traded as TYO: 4631|
Founder Kijuro Kawamura
Founded 15 February 1908
|Key people Kazuo Sugie, (Chairman)
Yoshiyuki Nakanishi, (CEO and President)|
Products Inks Pigments Colorants Polymers Coating materials Adhesives Liquid crystals Multilayer films PPS compounds Fluorochemical products Plastic compounds Hollow-fiber membrane modules Spirulina
Stock price 4631 (TYO) JP¥ 4,280 +25.00 (+0.59%)8 Mar, 3:00 PM GMT+9 - Disclaimer
CEO Yoshiyuki Nakanishi (1 Apr 2012–)
Subsidiaries SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
DIC Corporation (DIC株式会社, Dī Ai Shī Kabushiki-gaisha) is Japanese chemical company, specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of inks, pigments, polymers, specialty plastics and compounds and biochemicals.
It was founded in 1908 as Kawamura Ink Manufactory, renamed to Kawamura Kijuro Shoten in 1915, incorporated as Dainippon Printing Ink Manufacturing in 1937 and renamed to Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) in 1962 before the name was changed to the present name DIC Corporation in 2008 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. The company slogan "Color & Comfort By Chemistry" emphasizes that DIC products should deliver color and comfort to daily life.
The company operates worldwide (through 176 subsidiary and affiliate companies in 62 countries) and includes the Sun Chemical corporation, based in the Americas and Europe.
DIC in Japan has 10 plants in Japan, located in Tokyo, Chiba, Hokuriku, Sakai, Kashima, Yokkaichi, Shiga, Komaki, Saitama, and Tatebayashi. The main research laboratory in Japan is located in Sakura, Chiba cooperating with DIC development centers in China (Qingdao DIC Finechemicals Co., Ltd., Qingdao, China) and the Sun Chemical Group's research laboratories (in USA, Germany and UK).
The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Business and Products
DIC is divided in 4 business units: Printing Inks, Fine Chemicals, Polymers and Application Materials.
DIC Color System Guide
The DIC Color System Guide is a spot color system, based on Munsell color theory. It is common in Japan, and comparable in role to the Pantone systems – the other common system in Japan is by Toyo Ink.