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2016 Jun. Sunpine's Tall Oil Rosin production facility in Sweden operated in full swing. Annual manufacturing capability of Tall Oil Rosin reached 20,000 tons.
2015 Dec. Sunpine's Tall Oil Rosin production facility in Sweden started trial run. Lawter is an investor in this business.
2014 Dec. Takasago-Iho Solar Power Plant is completed in Takasago, Hyogo
Nov. Completion of Nanoparticle Factory at Kakogawa Plant
Jun. LAWTER invested in a tall oil rosin production business in Sweden.
2012 Oct. Trade name changed to Harima Chemicals Group, Inc. (holding company)Business matters taken over by newly established Harima Chemicals, Inc.
Jun. The Establishment of Harima Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2011 Apr. LAWTER Inc. established its headquarters in Chicago, USA.
Feb. Production start at Dongguan Hanghua Harima Paper Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Jan. Acquired rosin base resin (IAR) business of Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc to establish LAWTER.
2009 Dec. Harima made Xinyi Rihong Plastic Chemical Co., Ltd., its owned subsidiaries.
Oct. Harima made Nippon Filler Metals. Ltd. its owned subsidiary.
2008 Dec. Taking over of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals' rosin sizing agents business. ( by Harima's subsidiary Plasmine in the US )
2007 Feb. Established Harimatec Czech, s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
2006 Jun. ISO 14001 certification achieved (Ibaraki Plant)
2005 Jul. Established Nanning Harima Chemicals Co., Ltd. (China)
Mar. Harima launched the biomass power generation system utilizing a by-product as fuel, produced from tall oil distillation.
2004 Jun. ISO 14001 certification achieved (Tokyo Plant)
2003 Dec. Established Harimatec Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
Sep. Established Harimatec Inc. (USA)
Feb. Established Harimatec Hangzhou Co., Ltd. (China)
2002 Aug. Completion of electronic materials production facility at Kakogawa Plant
Apr. ISO 14001 certification achieved (Fuji Plant)
2000 Jun. ISO 14001 certification achieved (Kakogawa Plant)
1999 Jun. ISO 9001 certification achieved by entire company
1997 Nov. Celebrated 50 years in business
Oct. Established Hangzhou Hanghua-Harima Paper Chemicals Co., Ltd. (China)
1996 Apr. Harima obtained a sole ownership of Plasmine Technology to make Plasmine a fully owned subsidiary.
1990 Sep. Relisted on first section of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges
Apr. Name changed to Harima Chemicals, Inc.
Mar. Harima invested in US-based Plasmine Technology, Inc.
1989 Mar. Listed on the second section of the Tokyo stock exchange
1985 Nov. Listed on the second section of the Osaka stock exchange
1983 Mar. Shorai Foundation for Science and Technology founded
1980 Feb. Established Harima USA, Inc. (America)
1974 Aug. Established Harima do Brasil Industria Quimica Ltda (Brazil)
1973 Aug. Completion of world's first tall oil closed-system plant
1972 Jan. Harima M.I.D., Inc. founded
1958 Oct. Completion of Japan's first tall oil distillation plant
1952 Jan. Trial production of tall oil begins
1947 Nov. Harima Kasei Kogyo KK founded (in present-day Kakogawa, Hyogo prefecture)

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