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Shin Etsu Chemical

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Native name  信越化学工業株式会社
Industry  Chemicals
Key person  Shunzo Mori
Type  Public KK
Founded  16 September 1926
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Traded as  TYO: 4063 NAG: 4063 TOPIX Core 30 Component
Key people  Chihiro Kanagawa (Chairman) Shunzo Mori (President)
Products  Chemicals Speciality chemicals Semiconductor silicon Electronics and functional materials
Headquarters  Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Number of employees  17,892 (as of April 28, 2014)

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (信越化学工業株式会社, Shin'etsu Kagaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the largest chemical company in Japan, ranked No. 9 in Forbes Global 2000 for chemical sector. Shin-Etsu has the largest global market share for polyvinyl chloride, semiconductor silicon, and photomask substrates.

The company was named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

“Shin-Etsu” in the company's name derives from Shin'etsu Region, where the company established the first chemical plant as Shin-Etsu Nitrogen Fertilizer in 1926, though the company today is headquartered in Tokyo and has its manufacturing locations in 14 countries worldwide.


Shin-Etsu splits its business into three distinct groups:

Organic and inorganic chemicals
Main products: polyvinyl chloride (PVC), silicones, methanol, chloromethane, cellulose derivatives, povals, caustic soda, and silicon metals
Electronics materials
Main products: semiconductor silicon, organic materials, rare earth magnets for the electronics industry and photoresist products
Functional materials
Main products: synthetic quartz, rare earth and rare-earth magnets for general use


Shin-Etsu Chemical Wikipedia

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