|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.
|2022||Withdrawal from Cellulose Sponge Business|