Historical Overview

Historical Overview

1906

Sogi Electric Company founded.

1908

Company name changed to NIPPON CHISSO HIRYO K.K. Start of the production of calcium nitrate using an air-nitrogen fixing process in Minamata Factory.

1923

World-first manufacture of ammonia using the Casale ammonia synthesis process first.

1927

CHOSEN CHISSO HIRYO K.K. established. "Hungnam Factory" was constructed as the world's then largest chemical industrial complex.

1941

Commencement of polyvinyl chloride production Manufacturing facilities using the Casale ammonia synthesis process

1945

Resumption of ammonium fertilizer (ammonium sulfate) production gave CHISSO a nationwide lead.

1946

Manufacture of acetate fiber restarted.

1950

The company made a new start as SHIN-NIPPON CHISSO HIRYO K.K.

1952
~1953

Manufacturing facilities for octanol, DOP, and acetate staple completed.

1955

Manufacturing facilities for high-titer compound fertilizer completed.

1959

Manufacturing facilities for high-purity metallic silicon completed.

1960

KYUSHU CHEMICAL INDUSTRY Co., Ltd. established.

1962

CHISSO PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION established.

1963

CHISSO POLYPRO FIBER Co., Ltd. established. Manufacturing facilities for polypropylene and polypropylene fiber completed.

1965

Company name changed to CHISSO CORPORATION.

1969

Manufacturing facilities for polyethylene completed.

1973

Manufacturing facilities for liquid crystal materials completed.

1974

Manufacturing facilities for thermo-bonding composite fibers (ES Fiber) completed.

1980

Manufacturing facilities for organic silicon compounds completed.

1981

MEISTER and Cellufine manufacturing facilities completed.

1984

Manufacturing facilities for polylysine completed.

1985

KUMAMOTO FINE Co., Ltd. established.

1986

CHISSO AMERICA Inc. established.

1987

Manufacturing facilities for polypropyleneby the CHISSO Gas Phase process completed.

1989

SUN ELECTRONICS Co., Ltd established.

1994

SHANGHAI JIN CHANG ENGINEERING PLASTICS Co., Ltd. and GUANGZHOU ES FIBER Co., Ltd. established.

1999

CHISSO TAIWAN CORPORATION established.

2000

CHISSO revival plan came into effect.
ES FIBERVISIONS,
LP was established (United States).

2003

JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION established to integrate the company's polypropylene interests.

2004

CHISSO CHINA Co., Ltd. established.
CHISSO KOREA Co., Ltd. established.
CHISSO FINE TECHNO Co., Ltd. established.

2005

Construction of LCD alignment film and overcoat production facility in South Korea completed. NORTH AMERICAN CHISSO CORPORATION established.

2006

ANNIVERSARY 100th.
ES FIBERVISIONS Co.,Ltd. Set up in Japan.
CHISSO TAIWAN Co., Ltd Tainan factory completed.
COMUSA LLC COVINGTON factory completed.

2008

JAPAN SOLAR SILICON Inc. established.

2010

CHISSO ES Asia (Changshu) Co., Ltd. established.

2011

JNC CORPORATION established.

2012

ES FiberVisions Suzhou Co., Ltd. established.
JNC Nonwovens(Thailand)Co., Ltd. established.

2013

Electric Power Business Div. established.
Ichihara Solar LLC established.