Academic Awards

Mitsui Chemicals Group has received various awards for its R&D achievements from academic societies, governments and other organizations.

2010

Award Achievement
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development Development of D-Serine Production by a Single-step Process
SPSJ Award for the Outstanding Paper in Polymer Journal sponsored by ZEON (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan) Surface Modification of Polypropylene Molded Sheet by Means of Surface-Initiated ATRP of Methacrylates
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category) Studies on New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts for the Creation of New Olefin-Based Materials
CSJ Presentation Award for Industries (The Chemical Society of Japan) Synthesis and properties of branched EPDM synthesized by metallocene catalysts
CERI Award (The society of rubber Industry, Japan) Synthesis and properties of novel thermosetting elastomer derived from castol oil
Encouragement Award, Japan Society for Safety Engineering Effect of Contamination on Decomposition Hazard of Nitro Compounds

2009

Award Achievement
The Kinki Chemical Society Award for Chemical Technology Development and Industrialization of Novel Technology for D-serine Production

2008

Award Achievement
Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize, Material
(Foundation for the Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan's )
Development of New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts and Their Applications to Novel Polyolefinic Materials
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development Creation and Application of Polyethylene/Polar Polymer Hybrid Materials
The Japan Petroleum Institute Award Study on Imine-Based Group 4 Transition Metal Complexes for Olefin Polymerization
The SCEJ Technical Assistance Award(The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan) Standardization of the plant operation optimization technique by PID control

2007

Award Achievement
The Kinki Chemical Society Award for Chemical Technology Development of high performance living olefin polymerization catalysts and their application to value-added olefin polymers
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development Development of Biocatalytic Production System for D-Lactate and Glycolate
The SRJ Technical Development Award (The Society of Rheology, Japan) Improvement of Polymer Processability by Addition of the Metallocene Catalyzed Low Molecular Weight Polyehylene
Japan Printed Circuit Association (JPCA) Award Halogen-Free, Flame Retardancy Photoimageable Polyimide Film
JPCA Award for Great Contribution in Standardization Launching and Promoting Standardization Related to Optical Circuit Board in JPCA and Further IEC
Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorus Chemistry for Technology -
Commemorative bronze medallion in recognition of Professor Richard R. Schrock’s outstanding achievement in winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Contribution to Science and Technology in recognition of Professor Richard R. Schrock’s outstanding achievement in winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

2006

Award Achievement
SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan) Development and Industrialization of Highly Active Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization
The Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers Development of High Performance Post-Metallocene Catalysts for Ethylene / Cyclic Olefin Copolymerization
"Giulio Natta" Award
(Committee for the awards "Giulio Natta and Nicolò Copernico" for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, Italy)
Development of MgCl2-Supported high-activity Catalysts for Polypropylene Production and Application to Development of New Products
Encouragement Award, Japan Society for Safety Engineering Simplified Screening Method for Evaluation of the Explosibility of Vapor System Containing Various Organic Compounds

2005

Award Achievement
The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan Discovery and Development of Imine-Based Group 4 Metal Catalysts for the Creation of New Polyolefinic Materials
The Japan Petroleum Institute Award (Industrial) Development of Novel Phosphazene Catalysts and the Industrial Synthesis of High-Performance Poly (Oxyalkylene) Polyols
Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Achievement Award (Technology) Development of a Novel Insecticide, Dinotefuran (Starkle™)

2004

Award Achievement
Medal with Purple Ribbon, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
(Received by Dr. Norio Kashiwa, Senior Research Fellow)
Development of High-Activity and High-Stereospecificity Catalysts
The Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers Development of Phosphazenes as Highly Designed Molecular Catalysts
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development Development of Novel Fluorinating Agent 2,2-Difluoro-1,3-Dimethylimidazolidine (DFI)
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work Development of Post-Metallocene Catalysts and their Application to Novel Polymers
The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging Best Paper Award Low Cost Board-Level Optical Interconnection Using Polyimide Photo-Waveguide Film
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan Award (Technology) Development of Novel Manufacturing Method for Deoxynucleosides

2003

Award Achievement
Person of Scientific and Technological Merits, The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Award
(Dr. Norio Kashiwa, Senior Research Fellow)
Development of MgCl2-Supported Catalysts for Polypropylene Production
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development Development of LLDPE and EL Manufacturing Technologies and Synthesis of New Functionalized Polyolefins with Designed Metalocene Catalysts
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development Development of Single-Site New Olefin Polymerization Catalyst Systems using MgCl2-Based Cocatalysts
The Japan Society of Polymer Processing "Aoki-Katashi" Award Blown Film Process of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
The Japan Society of Composite Materials Award for Technical Advancement Applications of Thermoplastic Composite (Polypropylene/GF Prepreg Sheet)
The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan Award Development of EPDM, Resin Alloy
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, Award (Technology) Molecular Design and Development of Potassium Channel Blockers
JSAP Paper Award for Young Scientist
(The Japan Society of Applied Physics)
Fluorinated Polyimide Waveguide Fabricated Using Replication Process with Anti-Sticking Layer

2002

Award Achievement
The Nihon Kogyo Shimbun Award for Advanced Technology (Best Award) Novel Nonmetallic Molecular Catalysts (Phosphazene catalyst) -Design and Applications
The Italian Chemical Society JLPO Award
Unprecedented Living Olefin Polymerization by FI Catalysts
The Japan Chemical Industry Association Technology Award (Overall Award) Industrial Application of Gas-Phase LLDPE Using Designed Metallocene Catalyst
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development Development and Progress of Novel Phosphazene Catalysts
The Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers Development of Phenoxy-Imine Group 4 Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun Award for Outstanding Operating Laboratory Received by Sodegaura Center
The Materials Research Society of Japan Award for Encouragement of Research in Materials Science Differential Vector Poling for Artificial Domain Control of KNbO3 Single Crystals
The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging Award for Encouragement of Research Development of Replication Process Using Fluorinated Polyimide and its Application to Waveguide
Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Technology Award Factors for Promoting Paclitaxel Biosynthesis and its Application to Industrial Production

2001

Award Achievement
The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development Discovery of Super Active New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts
The Japan Institute of Energy Progress Award in Technical Division Development of Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis by Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation