Historical Overview

Foundation

1906

Meiji 39

Sogi Electric
Company founded.

The founder
Shitagau Noguchi
Sogi 2nd
Hydraulic Power Station

1908

Meiji 41

Company name changed to NIPPON CHISSO HIRYO K.K. Start of production of calcium cyanamide using atmospheric nitrogen fixation process in Minamata Factory.

1914

Taisho 3

Shirakawa Power Plant (Kumamoto) completed. Construction of power plants in South Kyushu locations thereafter.

1923

Taisho 12

Start of world's first manufacture of ammonia using Casale ammonia synthesis process

1927

Showa 2

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

1941

Showa 16

Start of polyvinyl chloride production.

1944

Showa 19

Suiho dam, world's top-class dam, completed (700,000 kw).

Post-war reconstruction

1945

Showa 20

Resume ammonium fertilizer (ammonium sulfate) production earlier than any other domestic company after the war.

1950

Showa 25

New start as SHIN-NIPPON CHISSO HIRYO K.K.

1952〜
1953

Showa 27 -
Showa 28

Manufacturing facilities for octanol, DOP and acetate staple completed.

1955

Showa 30

Manufacturing facilities for advanced compound fertilizer completed.

1959

Showa 34

Manufacturing facilities for high-purity metallic silicon completed.

1960

Showa 35

KYUSHU CHEMICAL INDUSTRY Co., Ltd. established.

Entry into petrochemical industry

1962

Showa 37

CHISSO PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION established
(currently JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION).

1963

Showa 38

  • CHISSO POLYPRO FIBER Co., Ltd. established (currently JNC FIBERS CORPORATION).

  • Manufacturing facilities for polypropylene and polypropylene fibers completed.

1965

Showa 40

Company name changed to CHISSO CORPORATION.

1969

Showa 44

Manufacturing facilities for high density polyethylene completed. Manufacturing facilities for octanol (oxo process) and DOP completed.

Towards a leading chemical company

1973

Showa 48

Manufacturing facilities for liquid crystals completed.

1974

Showa 49

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

1980

Showa 55

Manufacturing facilities for organic silicon compounds completed.

1981

Showa 56

Manufacturing facilities for controlled-release fertilizer (MEISTER) and spherical cellulose gel (Cellufine) completed.

1984

Showa 59

Manufacturing facilities for natural food preservative (polylysine) and bio-hyaluronic acid completed.

1986

Showa 61

CHISSO AMERICA Inc. established.

1987

Showa 62

Manufacturing facilities for polypropylene by the CHISSO Gas Phase process completed.

1989

Heisei 1

SUN ELECTRONICS Co., Ltd established (manufacturing facilities for IC assembly and bump completed).

1994

Heisei 6

GUANGZHOU ES FIBER Co., Ltd. established.

1997

Heisei 9

Goi LIXON Center (liquid crystal blending plant) completed.

1999

Heisei 11

CHISSO TAIWAN CORPORATION established (currently JNC Taiwan Co., Ltd ).

2000

Heisei 12

ES FiberVisions, Inc. founded.

2003

Heisei 15

JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION (company for integrating polypropylene business) established.

2004

Heisei 16

  • CHISSO CHINA Co., Ltd. established (currently JNC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.).

  • CHISSO KOREA Co., Ltd. established (currently JNC KOREA CO., LTD.).

  • CHISSO FINE TECHNO Co., Ltd. established (currently JNC MATERIAL Co., Ltd.) established.

2005

Heisei 17

Manufacturing facilities for LCD alignment film and overcoat in Korea completed.

The next 100 years

2006

Heisei 18

  • 100th Anniversary

  • ES FIBERVISIONS Co.,Ltd. established.

  • CHISSO TAIWAN Co., Ltd Tainan Factory completed.

  • COMUSA COVINGTON factory completed.

2009

Heisei 21

JCAM AGRI. Co., Ltd. established.

2010

Heisei 22

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

2011

Heisei 23

JNC CORPORATION established.

2012

Heisei 24

  • ES FiberVisions Suzhou Co., Ltd. established.

  • JNC Nonwovens(Thailand)Co., Ltd. established.

2013

Heisei 25

ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established.

2014

Heisei 26

JNC LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIAL (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. established.

2015

Heisei 27

JCAM AGRI TAIWAN.CO.,LTD established.

2016

Heisei 28

Start operation of management company in China, JNC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.

2017

Heisei 29

Display Technology Center in Taiwan completed.

2018

Heisei 30

Introduction of New Brand of Paint Protection Film "JN-SHIELDTM"

2019

Reiwa 1

Completion of renovation of Takachiho hydraulic power station
Success in Developing Narrowband deep-blue organic light emitting diode