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ANNUAL REPORT 2015

  • Message from the President. Corporate Vision.
  • Special Feature
  • Dialogue 1
  • Dialogue 2
  • Dialogue 3
  • Dialogue 4
  • Dialogue 5
  • Mobility
  • Healthcare
  • CSR Management
Food & Packaging: Rapid growth in the world’s population has led to severe shortages of food, making it imperative for society to reduce food loss and waste and stabilize agricultural production. Moreover, needs have been rising for safe and reliable food sources that also have less of an impact on the environment. The Mitsui Chemicals Group provides products that address these needs. download PDF

Supply Chain Needs and Our Businesses

Addressing needs at each stage of the supply chain, the Mitsui Chemicals Group offers a lineup of products and services that meet needs and have the functionality required by makers of end products and consumers.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group provides new functional value by identifying needs along the entire supply chain.

Food Field. Packaging Field.

More Functional Food Packaging and Development in Asia

The packaging materials market in Asia has considerable growth potential as living standards improve and the region develops as a food processing and export center. Keeping ahead of its rivals, the Mitsui Chemicals Group has established production bases in Asia for EVOLUE™, which has a 60% or so share of the market in Asia as a highly functional sealant used for the innermost layer of packaging. We are bolstering business development in Asia through technical support and cross-sectional marketing.

Production base. Group base.

Highly functional packaging meets functionality requirements through the multilayered construction of different materials. We offer a variety of material solutions to help solve problems.

Highly functional sealant: EVOLUE™ and T.U.X™

Tough, low odor, heat-sealing strength
Enhance productivity by down-gauged packaging and processing suitability

Resin modifier: TAFMER™

Facilitates easy opening (Heat-seal strength control)
Contributes to high-speed packaging (Low temperature heat-sealability), Enhanced impact resistance

Adhesives resin: ADMER™, TAKENATE™, and TAKELAC™

Multilayered structure of functional materials


In the food packaging field, our marketing efforts have focused on customer needs across Asia. We aim to reinforce these efforts while steadily increasing the market penetration of EVOLUE™ with the commencement of local production in Singapore.Moreover, we are steadily developing our agrochemicals business overseas.In addition, we are working to uncover new businesses with the aim of ensuring the stable supply of food while providing food safety and reliability.

Global Development of High-Performance Agrochemicals Contributes to Stable Food Supply

Demand for agrochemicals has been growing in emerging countries such as Brazil, the largest market of agrochemicals in the world.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group has been reinforcing its overseas business through aggressive marketing and technical promotion, while upgrading its overseas bases to accelerate the launch of product formulations that meet local needs in our priority areas (Brazil, India, China and Southeast Asia). The Mitsui Chemicals Group is collaborating with Du Pont, BASF and other world-leading manufacturers of agrochemicals in Europe, the United States, and other regions.

Spreading technologies in overseas countries
Global Market Composition and Growth Rates. The Group's Sales Growth.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group has been registering its leading insecticide Dinotefuran and fungicide Penthiopyrad in countries around the world, and has received praise for their superior performance. Our technical platform for new active ingredients discovery are based on our comprehensive R&D capabilities, which draw on a wealth of experience in the three technical fields of molecular design, organic synthesis, and biological evaluation. The Mitsui Chemicals Group is steadily advancing the development of new next-generation ingredients.

Overseas Development and Schedule for New Product Launches