Nissan Chemical




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Nissan Chemical Corporation engages in the chemicals, performance materials, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals businesses in Japan and internationally. Its chemical products include MELAMINE, an adhesive agent; high purity chemicals; AdBlue, an urea solution; ammonia, sulfuric, and nitric acid; TEPIC, an epoxy compound; Melamine Cyanurate, a salt of melamine and iso cyanuric acid; Nissan Reishi, a health food; phenylphosphonic acid; HI-LITE, a chlorinated isocyanulate; OPTBEADS, a melamine-formaldehyde resin and silica; and FINEOXOCOL, a saturated fatty alcohol and acid. The company also offers performance materials comprising display, semiconductor, and inorganic materials; agricultural chemicals, such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc. for use on agricultural land, as well as in golf courses and parks; and drug substances for antiparasite drugs for animals. In addition, it provides pharmaceutical products, such as LIVALO, a cholesterol reduction agent; LANDEL and FINTE, a dual type calcium antagonist that blocks calcium channels; and custom manufacturing and process researching services for pharmaceutical ingredients. Further, the company develops healthcare, information and communication materials, and environmental and energy materials. The company was formerly known as Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. and changed its name to Nissan Chemical Corporation in July 2018. Nissan Chemical Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


The company was founded in 1887 as the Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo by Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa and Takashi Masuda. Takamine served as chief technical advisor for the company, which later was renamed to Dai Nippon Artificial Fertilizer Company. The company changed the corporate name from Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. to Nissan Chemical Corporation on July 1, 2018.

Our mission is to contribute to a more prosperous and sustainable global society through advocating of safety and the highest standards of excellence in chemistry and material science.

Our vision is to be the leading global provider of sustainable chemical products and services that meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.

Key Team

Nobutomo Tsuruzoe (Managing Exec. Officer and Head of Advanced Materials & Planning Dept.)

Mr. Satoru Hamamoto (Exec. Officer, Deputy Head of Agricultural Chemicals Div. & Head of Sales and Marketing Japan)

Mr. Motoaki Ishikawa (Sr. Managing Exec. Officer, Head of Performance Materials Division & Director)

Toshiro Miyake (Sr. Managing Exec. Officer & Head of Biological Research Laboratories)

Yuji Nishida (Exec. Officer & Plant Mang. of Toyama Plant)

Satoshi Furukawa (Assoc Exec. Officer & Deputy Head of Biological Research Labs)

Mr. Takashi Honda (Sr. EVP & Director)

Recognition and Awards
Nissan Chemical has been awarded numerous accolades over the years, including the Japan Quality Medal in 1997, the National Grand Award for Science and Technology at the 40th Japan Science and Technology Agency Exhibition in 2005, and the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in 2006.

Nissan Chemical
Leadership team

Mr. Kojiro Kinoshita (CEO & Chairman)

Mr. Shinsuke Yagi (Pres, COO & Director)

Mr. Hideki Daimon (Managing Exec. Officer, Head of Sustainability Promotion & IR Department, CFO and Director)

Products/ Services
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Net Income
100M - 500M
Above - 1B
Traded as

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