Chemicals Business Division

Chemicals Business Division

Tokuyama's Chemicals Business Division handles basic chemicals used as raw materials for an array of products that are essential for people's livelihoods. Among these are soda ash, which Tokuyama has been producing since its founding in 1918, and caustic soda, a material which is said to be “essential for the manufacture of products in factories.” These and other chlorine derivatives are used in a very wide range of applications and are essential for all kinds of industries. The caustic soda business also plays an additional role in Tokuyama's earnings platform, as its manufacturing process generates chlorine and hydrogen that are used in processes for producing the Company's polycrystalline silicon. In addition, Yamaguchi Liquid Hydrogen Corporation, a joint venture for liquid hydrogen production, commenced operations in 2013. Through these operations, the Company's hydrogen is also used for rocket fuel at the Tanegashima Space Center of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). In this way, the segment is contributing to the development of space exploration.

With the goal to continue ensuring that Tokuyama is the preferred choice of customers, the Chemicals Business Division oversees three business units and Group companies while working to provide a stable supply of products and services that meet the expectations and needs of customers in a timely manner.

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