A Century of Meeting Social and Industrial Needs:
The Power of Chemistry to Create Diverse Solutions

The history of the Tokuyama Corp. began in 1918 with the founding of Nihon Soda Kogyo Co., Ltd.
in Tokuyama-cho, Yamaguchi Prefecture (present day Shunan City) by importer Katsujiro Iwai.
The Company bypassed imports by introducing Japanese manufacture of soda ash (sodium carbonate)—a raw material that is essential to producing glass and therefore indispensable in industrial development—laying the foundation for growth over its first century in business. Tokuyama is determined to deliver productsand services that offer solutions to social issues for another 100 years.


Open Integration at Tokuyama Factory

Over the past century, the Tokuyama Factory has expanded its business by effectively utilizing energy and industrial by-products to deliver products that society needs.
By integrating energy,materials, and technologies used in all of its businesses, the Tokuyama Factory pursues "open integration”that reaches beyond to include neighboring companies and the local community, as well.

Open Integration

Offering Products and Services That Support Innovation, Help Build a Recycling-Oriented Society, and Promote Health

Tokuyama has always developed unique technologies that are useful to customers and spur social progress. With a strategic focus on ICT, the environment, and healthcare,the Company helps make people's lives even more convenient, comfortable, and safe. Tokuyama's business activities address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), true to the Company's commitment to sustainable development and being essential to society.

How Tokuyama's Business Activities Address the SDGs

Tokuyama is committed to delivering products that provide the solutions needed to meet changing social needs, while assessing its corporate activities in terms of environmental impact, social impact, and governance.
Determined to do its part on the SDGs adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, the Company is also assessing the relationship between the goals and its products and businesses and identifying materiality in order to build a more sustainable world.
Moving forward, the Company is focused on the key areas of ICT, healthcare, and the environment. The Tokuyama Group aims to use its proprietary technologies to provide solutions to social issues, thereby remaining essential to society and being the choice of customers for another 100 years.


Adopted by the United Nations, the SDGs address issues facing all of humanity. Meeting these goals by the target year of 2030 will require global-scale cooperation.



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