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CHEMICALS

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Chemicals February 05, 2024

Dear Laura: Cosmetic Brand’s Pet Project

Visionary founder of cosmetics brand Dear Laura, Hulk Ishii, has strategically diversified the company's portfolio by venturing into the pet industry with its groundbreaking product, the PROMO THERMO...
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Chemicals January 29, 2024

Com Lab: A go-to supplier of health and cosmetics products in Japan

A manufacturer that specializes in health and beauty products, Com Lab embraces the business principles that have allowed Japanese companies to remain regional leaders in the sector.
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Chemicals January 22, 2024

Energizing the future: Inside the innovations of Kansai Catalyst

With a strong foothold in the Japanese chemical industry, Kansai Catalyst is charting a more diverse course towards international success.
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Chemicals January 11, 2024

Environmental Friendly technologies are helping overcome burning problems of soil contamination in Japan

EcoCycle Corporation has developed a comprehensive approach with a key strategy of ‘in-situ remediation’ – which has revolutionized the process of cleaning soil and groundwater contaminated...
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Chemicals January 08, 2024

Koike Sangyo looks to expand globally

Entering untapped Middle Eastern markets is part of an ambitious development strategy that will also see the chemical trader move into traditionally female dominated sectors such as cosmetics.
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Chemicals December 23, 2023

Kansai Catalyst charting diverse course towards international success

Despite the challenges from regional competitors, Japanese chemical manufacturer Kansai Catalyst is thriving, focusing on highly functional and specialized chemicals.
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Chemicals December 22, 2023

ENEOS Materials embraces the ‘Glocal’ philosophy

Last year, ENEOS Materials – a subsidiary of Japan’s leading oil company, ENEOS Corporation – was established following the break up of JSR Corporation's elastomer business, and...
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Chemicals December 04, 2023

Kanto looking to provide quality reagents for the growing semiconductor and life science industries

With over 50,000 reagents, Kanto Chemical is developing unique and innovative technologies to support research and manufacturing of the ever-growing semiconductor and life science sectors.
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Chemicals November 14, 2023

Yamamoto Trading: Pioneering colorful solutions in the global chemical industry

A deep dive into the vision, values, and strategy of Yamamoto Trading Company – Leading the way in colorful innovation, sustainability, and market expansion.
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Chemicals October 11, 2023

Agrochemicals for safe and secure food production

SDS Biotech is formulating a business plan for global expansion as the Japanese firm looks to help provide the world with food security through its innovative pesticides.
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Chemicals August 15, 2023

Hoyu's Century-Long Innovation: Prioritizing Hair Health in Hair Color Products

Hoyu is transforming hair color industry standards with a focus on mitigating damage. Discover how this leader's products ensure safety, improve application efficiency, and adapt to changing demographic...
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Chemicals July 25, 2023

Glowing Beyond Borders: Picaso Cosmetic Laboratory's Global Ambition

A deep-dive into the thriving world of J-Beauty, exploring how Picaso Cosmetic Laboratory has leveraged its ODM prowess to counter regional competitors and aims to become a global phenomenon.
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Chemicals July 17, 2023

A new era for the urethane masters bringing comfort to people’s lives

Freshly independent company Archem is challenging itself to maximize the possibilities of chemical materials in the areas of seat pads, chemical products and office automation.