- Battery Materials Department
- Mineral Resource & Environmental Business Department
- Resins & Flame Retardants Department
- Pharmaceuticals Development Department
- Petroleum Products Department
- Petroleum Business Development Department
- High Performance Materials Department
- Construction Materials Department
- Automotive Department
Battery Materials Department
In such areas as cathode materials, anode materials, separators and electrolytic solutions, which are the main components of lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors, the Battery Materials Department builds integrated value chains from starting materials, such as mineral resources, to battery cells/consumer goods. Through our coal and graphite products, centered on the core material of carbon, our production of battery materials, primarily in China, and our wide-ranging sales network for materials and products, we make proposals to facilitate safe and secure lifestyles in today’s smart society.
Mineral Resource & Environmental Business Department
The Mineral Resource & Environmental Business Department consists of the Mineral Resource business, which handles primarily rare earths, rare metals, metal products, and inorganic materials, and the Environmental business, which deals with materials for use in water processing environments. We trade in rare earths and rare metals excavated in China, and develop new businesses that meet market needs by using our matching capabilities in metal-product trading, where we have a long track record and experience.
Resins & Flame Retardants Department
Applications for resin materials span a wide range, such as automotive, electrical/electronics, food packaging materials, residential construction materials and daily goods, and the possibilities in this area are unlimited. Paying careful attention to the performance and functionality of the ultimate product, we actively submit proposals regarding the optimal resin raw material, method of processing and conditions of processing.
Based on our collaboration in flame retardants with Suzuhiro Chemical Co., Ltd., we manufacture antimony trioxide on an OEM basis in China and Thailand. In addition to powder and wetting types, we have commercialized masterbatches.
Pharmaceuticals Development Department
Since the revision to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, the pharmaceutical environment has changed significantly. In the Pharmaceuticals Development Department, in response to customer needs and the special features of customer products, we select optimal partners in China and elsewhere, as well as in Japan, procuring bulk pharmaceutical materials and pharmaceutical intermediates, as well as providing consignment support.
By realizing the performance and role requested by the customer, we create new value that responds flexibly to changes in the environment.
Petroleum Products Department
In Japan, the Petroleum Products Department has put in place a supply structure for petroleum products in general as special agents of JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation.
In China, Meiwa (Shanghai) Corporation provides stable, just-in-time supply of lubricant products to customers throughout the country, by means of a nationwide network of more than 30 distribution bases and more than 20 sales offices.
Petroleum Business Development Department
In the Petroleum Business Development Department, we are developing new petroleum-related businesses, primarily in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and others), based on the petroleum business experience that we have cultivated in Japan and China. In Vietnam, our local subsidiary was granted the first domestic sales license obtained by a trading company for lubricants, and began sales activities in 2017 as a special local agent of JXTGE. In Indonesia, we are aiming for a similar expansion. Through joint ventures created by the acquisition of other existing businesses and through alliances with local companies, our goal is to achieve further growth in the business.
High Performance Materials Department
For markets such as ink, paint, agents for paper making, adhesives and FRP applications, we sell general chemical raw materials such as polymer raw materials (monomers, organic acids, varieties of alcohol), urethane raw materials (special isocyanate, polyol), resin for coatings, FRP raw materials, high-precision chemical products such as organic chemicals and fillers (carbon black, titanium oxide, CNT and others) for optics and electronics, and inorganic chemical products such as inorganic fibers (carbon fiber, glass fiber).
In addition, we are expanding into industries where demand is strong, using processed products such as printing materials (flexo printing plates, negative film and others), film foam products, FRP and molded plastic products.
Construction Materials Department
In the Construction Materials Department, we have designated the fields of insulation, interior trim, waterproofing and wooden packaging as the primary business domains, and are working in collaboration with suppliers to offer products that meet customer needs. Also, in recent years, in addition to environmental products, we have been actively developing products that contribute to reduced energy and greater efficiency on the construction site.
The automotive industry has gathered around it a wide variety of other industries from raw materials, to IT, high-tech, environmental and so on, and is a central pillar of the global economy. Through its investment in automotive parts manufacturers, the Company pays close attention to environmental issues, tackles the challenge of continuously developing new technology with the goal of meeting market needs, and has a structure that allows it to provide innovative automotive parts. Amid the shift from vehicles powered by internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, we are responding to changes in the concept of the automobile by providing everything from raw materials to trim parts.