Harima: The pine chemicals company
70 years in modern pine chemical industry
We apply the power of chemistry to transform the natural rosin of pine into products for enriching people's lives.
Rosin, Fatty Acid,
Chemical resources extracted from pine trees include the resin component "rosin," a vegetable oil "fatty acid," and the extraction solvent "turpentine." They are the raw materials for an array of products essential to our daily life.
Harima's share in world consumption of rosin:
Globally, a total of approximately 1.18 million tons of rosin is produced in a year.* Harima Chemicals uses about 10% (118,000 tons) of the total to create its various chemical products.
* Estimate by Harima Chemicals Group, Inc.
About 60% of the rosin we use every year is procured from within Harima Chemicals. This high degree of self-sufficiency is achieved by producing our own rosin at Kagokawa Plant and some overseas locations, which ensures stable supply at all times.
Unlike petroleum, coal, and other fossil resources that are facing depletion problems, pine trees, the basic resource material for Harima Chemicals, are renewable by forestation in a cycle of 20-30 years.
A pine tree is a chemical plant
Pine trees are a resource renewable by forestation.
In pursuit of
Harima Chemicals helps in achieving the Zero Carbon Society by seeking to reduce CO2 emissions to zero by using pine trees, which grow by absorbing CO2, and further by utilizing the byproducts of the production processes as biomass fuel. Harima Chemicals helps in achieving the Zero Carbon Society by seeking to reduce CO2 emissions to zero by using pine trees, which grow by absorbing CO2, and further by utilizing the byproducts of the production processes as biomass fuel.
across the world
Global team members linked by rosin
Pine trees are grown around the world. Hence, Harima Chemicals operates globally.
Harima has production sites in
Harima employees working outside Japan: 1,000 or
Harima Chemicals' business and products
The only tall oil distillation plant in Japan
Harima Chemicals' distillation plant at its Kakogawa Plant to make rosin, fatty acids, and other products from crude tall oil is the only one of its kind in Japan.
Harima Chemicals' rosin
of tires made in Japan!
One out of two tires made in Japan uses Harima Chemicals' rosin-based synthetic rubber emulsifier. Harima Chemicals contributes to ever-advancing high performance of tires. *Estimated by Harima Chemicals Group, Inc.
The world market for rosin-based printing inks shareNo.1
Harima Chemicals' synthetic resins for printing inks are supplied to all major ink makers of the world. We are proud of our top position in the world's rosin-based synthetic resins. *Estimated by Harima Chemicals Group, Inc.
Conformity with the world standard for food safety
We have developed a paper chemical that has satisfied the stringent safety standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Applications of food packaging are expanding.
Low-silver lead-free solder paste meeting requirements of both cost and durability.
Use of lead-free solder paste is increasing in junction of electronic equipment because of the environmental and human health concerns. It contains silver for durability purposes. Harima Chemicals has developed a low-silver lead-free solder paste, capitalizing on its expertise in alloy design and properties evaluation. The new solder paste is both low cost and highly durable.
78.5(Billions of yen)
FY Ended March 31, 2019
4.6(Billions of yen)
FY Ended March 31, 2019
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