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Nippon Shokubai is a manufacturer of proprietary specialty chemical products. It was established in 1941 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. In 1988, Nippon Shokubai America Industries, Inc., (formerly NA Industries), was established as a subsidiary of Nippon Shokubai Co.
Ltd., in Chattanooga, TN. Our Houston facility was established in 2012. Our corporate mission is “TechnoAmenity-providing prosperity and comfort to people and society with our unique technology”.

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Company Outline

Nippon Shokubai America Industries, Inc.
Number of employees
122 (As of April 30, 2023)
Business establishments
  • Houston Office & Plant
    • 4631 Old Highway 146, Suite A, Pasadena, TX 77507
    • TEL:+1(832)284-4033
  • Chattanooga Plant
    • 2651 Riverport Road, Chattanooga, TN 37406
    • TEL:+1(423)624-6496
Kenta Kanaida
  • Board Members
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • HR & Admin
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Production
  • Maintenance & Engineering
  • Quality & Care
  • Purchasing & Logistics
  • Sales & Marketing


1988 Established NA Industries, Inc. in Chattanooga
1989 Wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Shokubai
1990 Started production of Super Absorbent Polymer in Chattanooga
2001 Started production of Concrete Admixture Polymer in Chattanooga
2008 Started production of Acrylic Emulsion in Chattanooga
2012 Established NA Industries, Inc. in Houston
Started production of Super Absorbent Polymer in Houston
2013 Stopped Production of Super Absorbent Polymer in Chattanooga
2016 Changed company name to Nippon Shokubai America Industries, Inc.


Our Products


    Superabsorbent polymers
    Diapers, Sanitary products, Industrial products

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    Polycarboxylate polymers for concrete admixture
    Cement dispersants Slump retention agent, Water reduce agent

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    Water Soluble Polymers
    Dispersant and scale inhibitor, Applications for detergents

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    Acrylic Emulsions
    Paint, Coating and Damping for various application

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  • Acrylic acid

    Acrylic acid (CAS No. 75-21-8)
    Acrylic esters, Super absorbent polymers, Fiber modifier,
    Non-woven fabric binder

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Nippon Shokubai America Industries Inc. a company where inspired employees actively engage in caring for our community, preserving our environment, and supporting economic growth.

CSR Activities 2021

Nippon Shokubai and Arkema reinforce their climate plans by entering a renewable power agreement with edf energy services

Status of Certification Acquisition

(As of October, 2021)
Applicable standard Registration number Acquisition date
Occupational Health And Safety
Management System
ISO 45001: 2018 451948.00 August 19, 2019
Management System
ISO 14001: 2015 141948.00 March 23, 2020
Management System
ISO 9001: 2015 111948.00 March 23, 2020