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Research and Development Organization

Research Center
We strive to acquire underlying technology and invent next-generation materials toward a new business - potentially our core business - in our targeted priority area.
Analysis Technology Center
We provides prompt and accurate solutions, using analyses with cutting-edge analytical equipment, computer science and data analysis techniques to cope with the technical issues faced by each section (research, technology and production).

Ethylene Oxide Business Div. Research Dept.
We research and develop water-soluble polymers such as polymers for concrete admixtures, builders for detergents and polymers for water treatment, etc.
Acrylic Business Div. Research Dept.
We focus on inventions that leverage next-generation catalyst technology, as well as developing catalysts for manufacturing chemicals centering on catalysts to manufacture acrylic acid toward establishing eco-friendly chemical manufacturing technology.

Superabsorbents Research Dept.
We are consistently engaged in activities related to superabsorbents such as basic research, the development of new products and processes and the utilization and provision of technical services, while supporting our core businesses to expand to overseas operations from a technological perspective.
Performance Chemicals Business Div. Research Dept.
We research and develop performance materials, maximizing our unique monomer and key technology in a range of areas, from general consumer goods to residential, automobile and information materials.

Catalysts & Green Energy Materials Business Div. Research Dept.
We strive to research and develop green energy-related materials such as lithium secondary butteries and fuel sell materials, as well as environmental catalysts such as denitration and dioxin decomposing catalysts, etc.
Process Technology Center
We are engaged in various activities, exploiting process engineering, including bench-scale testing, experiments using pilot plants, plant design and economic evaluations; all targeting the establishment of new production technology.