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  History of Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd History of Toray Thiokol Co., Ltd
1932 Showa Industry Co., Ltd. is established as a carbon disulfide manufacturer in Moriyama City, Shiga prefecture.  
1944 Showa becomes affiliated with Toray Industries, Inc.  
1951 Matsuyama Plant opens.  
1960 Cellulose sponge production starts at Matsuyama Plant.  
1963 Recycling business via nylon depolymerization starts
at Moriyama Plant.
 
1967 DMSO production starts at Moriyama Plant.  
1969   Toray Thiokol Co., Ltd. is established in Tokyo as a manufacturer of polysulfide polymers in a joint venture with Thiokol Chemical Corp.,(the present Rohm & Haas, Inc.) and Nomura Jimusho, Inc.
1971   Chiba Plant opens.
Sales of "THIOKOL LP" start.
1972   Share capital increases to 400 million yen.
1973 Nippon Ryutan Kogyo Co., Ltd. is jointly established with five other companies and the new firm starts carbon disulfide production.  
1974 "WOSEP" production starts at Moriyama Plant. "TOYOFLON" production starts at Matsuyama Plant. Headquarters is moved to Hongoku-cho Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
1975   Secondary effluent treatment equipment, ASM, is installed at Chiba Plant.
1977 Tokyo sales satellite office opens. Original Oligomer method (for polymerization) is developed for use in production processes.
1979 Fine chemical production starts at Moriyama Plant.
Osaka sales satellite office opens.
 
1980   Sales of one-component sealant products, "TOPKOL"-S, start.
1982 Fine chemical production facilities at Moriyama Plant are expanded. Production facilities for "TOPKOL"-S are completed.
1983   Share capital rises to 440 million yen.
1984 Tokai Plant starts operating as a dedicated fine chemicalproduction facility.  
1985 Osaka sales satellite office is upgraded to a full branch office reflecting business expansion.  
1987   Shipments of "THIOKOL LP" on tank lorries starts.
1989 Tokyo sales satellite office is upgraded to a full branch office. Sales of "FLEP" products start.
Headquarters is relocated to Urayasu, Chiba prefecture.
1990   Toray Industries' ownership increases to 85% of share capital.
1992 Company name is changed to Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. marking 60th anniversary.
Fine chemical production facilities at Tokai Plant are expanded.
 
1993   JIS certification for "TOPKOL"-S is obtained.
1994 Production of chemicals for electronics materials
begins at Moriyama Plant.
 
1995 Matsuyama Plant becomes a dedicated production facility for high-performance material products.
Tokai, Matsuyama and Moriyama Plants all receive ISO-9002 certification.
Sales of fast-curing agents for epoxy resins, QE-340, start.
Sales of "TOPKOL"-LM start.
1997   Sales of new polysulfide polymer, LP(NPS)282, start.
Semi works for "TOPKOL"-LM are installed.
ISO9002 certification (for production processes of "THIOKOL LP") is obtained.
1998 Chiba Plant opens as a dedicated production facility for DMSO and DMS. Production facilities for LP282 are expanded.
1999 Sales of "TORAYMICRON", a non-woven fabric, commence.  
2000 Tokai and Chiba Plants receive ISO-14001 certification. Chiba Plant receives ISO-14001 certification.
2001 Matsuyama and Moriyama Plants receive ISO-14001 certification.  
2002 Recycling business via nylon depolymerization phases out on January 22. Toray Industries' ownership increases to 100% of share capital.
2002 Toray Thiokol co.,Ltd.merges with Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.on April 1 and the new company retains the name of Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.and its headquarters is relocated to Urayasu, Chiba prefecture.Toray industries' Performance Polymer Division also becomes a part of Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.on May 31.Sales & Marketing of Fluorocarbon fibers, TOYOFLON, is transferred to Toray Indusries, Inc.on August 1.Tokai, Chiba, Matsuyama and Moriyama Plants all receive ISO-9001.
2003 Toray Industries' Specialty Chemical Division becomes a part of Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.on April 1.
2004 Electronic & Imaging Chemical Materials business(Sales & Marketing Dept.andTechnology Development Dept.) is inaugurated May 1.
New facility for Recycling DMSO is installed at Tokai Plant on June 1.
2005 A carbon disulfide business phases out on March 31.
2006 Sales of "TOPKOL"SP, improved type of "TOPKOL"S, start on August 1.
2009 Taiwan Branch is closed.
Cangzhou Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company is established as a DMSO and MDS manufacturer in Cangzhou, Hebei, China.
2011 The satellite office is established.
The Osaka branch has moved to a new location.
2012 Matsuyama Plant built the main building newly.
2014 Headquarters is relocated to Suda-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Satellite office is closed.
2015 Matsuyama plant was registered with medical devices manufacturer on December 24.(No.38BZ200031)
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