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Industry Award

1960
Received the Okochi Memorial Prize for commercializing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol
1967
Received the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan Award (Technological section) for establishing the production technology for phthalonitriles and benzonitriles using ammoxidation process
1972
Received the Okochi Memorial Production Prize for acrylic acid and acrylates production technology
1973
Received the Director-General of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Award for acrylic acid production technology
1976
Received the Japan Petroleum Institute Award for Technological Progress for secondary alcohol ethoxylate production technology
Kawasaki First Factory received an award from the Minister of International Trade and Industry as a good production site for high-pressure gas
1978
Received the Okochi Memorial Production Prize for secondary alcohol ethoxylate production technology
1979
Himeji Plant received the Director-General of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Award as a good production site for heat management
1987
Received the Japan Petroleum Institute Award for methyl methacrylate production technology
Received the Technological Award from the Catalysis Society of Japan for developing catalysts for methacrylic acid production
Received the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan Award (Technological section) for establishing and commercializing a highly efficient synthesis process for polyfluoro-aromatic compounds
1989
Received the Technological Award from the Catalysis Society of Japan for developing catalysts for ammonia dry-type flue-gas denitration
1992
Received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for developing a new production method for ethyleneimine
1996
Received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for developing and commercializing a new production process for maleimides
2003
Received the Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award for N-Vinyl pyrrolidone production technology
2006
Received three awards in the same year: the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development; the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan Award for Outstanding Technological Development; and the Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Technology, for the development of new ethanol amine production technology
2007
Received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for developing a new production method for N-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone
2009
Received the Okochi Memorial Production Prize for developing new diethanolamine production technology
2014
Received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for developing and commercializing lactone-ring-containing acrylic polymer for optical films