Harima Chemicals Group, Inc.


R&D Sites & Domains

We Focus Attention on R&D with an Eye on the Future

Harima actively incorporates leading-edge technology into the development of new products that are harmonious with nature, energy-saving and ecological. Tireless research efforts bear fruit in the form of the many patents and diverse products in our lineup for which we receive widespread domestic and international recognition. Our Central Research Laboratory in Kakogawa and Tsukuba Research Laboratory in the heart of Tsukuba Science City form the backbone of domestic R&D activities. Armed with the latest research facilities and analytical equipment, researchers are free to push the boundaries of current knowledge in pursuit of science that is many years ahead of its time. R&D efforts received a significant boost in 2011 with the addition of LAWTER, and its research facilities located in the United States, Belgium, The Netherlands, China. Harima Chemicals Group is now in a better position than ever before to closely collaborate in meeting the demanding needs of an ever-changing world market with globally aligned R&D. Our unique technology born of passion and dedication is the driving force behind a more affluent lifestyle for all.

R&D locations

Image : Central Research Laboratory (Kakogawa, Hyogo)
Central Research Laboratory (Kakogawa, Hyogo)
Image : LAWTER - Elgin,IL (U.S.A,)
LAWTER - Elgin,IL (U.S.A,)
Image : Tsukuba Research Laboratory (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
Tsukuba Research Laboratory (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
Image : LAWTER - Kallo (Belgium)
LAWTER - Kallo (Belgium)

R&D sections and products

Core business fields
Functional Resins
Coating resins, UV-curable resins, printing ink resins, tackifiers, and adhesive resins
Paper Chemicals
Sizing agents, paper-strengthening agents, surface-coating agents, environmental improvement chemicals
Electronic Materials
Deactivation solder paste, lead-free solder pastes, Super Solder, solder precoating
New business fields
Advanced Materials
  • Functional polymers, New joining materials, new pine chemical products
  • Emulsion and dispersion materials, environmentally friendly materials, and new manufacturing processes
  • New electronic materials
    (Conductive paste, NanoPaste)
R&D planning
Intellectsual property asset management, searching for new business, R&D support