Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells functional chemicals, pharmaceuticals, safety systems, and agrochemicals and other products in Japan and internationally. The company's Functional Chemicals Business segment offers functional materials, such as epoxy resins, UV-curable resins, sealants for LCD and LED, touch panel adhesives, and microelectromechanical systems. This segment also provides color materials, including inkjet colorants, dyes for textiles and papers, and materials for thermal paper; catalysts for the production of acrylic and methacrylic acid; and polarizing films, inorganic polarizing plates, LCD projector parts, x-ray analytical equipment, and application products.
Its Pharmaceuticals Business segment offers anti-cancer and cancer-related drugs, biosimilars, generic drugs, interventional radiology products, cardiovascular drugs, bulk drugs and intermediates of pharmaceuticals, and drugs for diagnosing cancer, as well as GlycoMark, a product as a marker of blood sugar control used for diabetes. The company's Safety Systems Business segment provides airbag inflators, micro gas generators for seatbelt pretensioners, and squibs. Its Other segment offers agricultural insecticides, herbicides, soil fumigants, and insanitary insecticides; and real estate leasing services.
The company was formerly known as Nihon Kayaku Seizou Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. in 1945.