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HISTORY

1942 Nippon Specialty Oil Manufacturing Co.,Inc. (NSOM) was established
as joint investment by Ajinomoto Co.,Inc. and Nippon Oil Co.;
Capital: ¥ 2.5 mil.
1946 Ajinomoto acquired all of Nippon Oil’s shares;
changed corporate name to Sanko Co.;
moved Head office from Tokyo to the present location in Kawasaki.
1950 Commenced Production of “EMPARA” using paraffin wax as raw material.
1968 Increased capital to ¥ 100 mil.
1982 Commenced Production of “PLENLIZER” ST series (stabilizers for vinyl chlorinated resins).
1988 Commenced Production of “PLENSET” (one-component epoxy resin based adhesives).
1996 Abandoned in-house production of “EMPARA” and switched to contract manufacturing.
1998 Integrated existing business and Ajinomoto’s chemical & electronic materials businesses;
Changed Corporate name to Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc.
1999 Increased capital to ¥ 300 mil.;
Merged with Hokuetsu Carbon Industry Co., Ltd and established Activated Carbon business.
Capital: ¥ 315 mil.;
Extended Plant to accommodate production of insulating varnishes.
2000 Extended Plant to accommodate production of solder resist inks for TAB;
Extended Plant to accommodate production of “AJICURE” (one-component curing agents for epoxy resins).
2001 Established new plant for insulating varnishes and Techno Center.
2003 Modernized and extended Plant for adsorption resins.
2004 Established new plant for solder resist inks for TAB and new Activated Carbon Office building.
2005 Abandoned in-house production of “PLENLIZER” ST series and switched to contract manufacturing.
2006 Established new plant for insulating varnishes (Plant B).
2007 Established Gunma plant.
2008 Established Techno Center 2.
2012 Extended Plant to new accommodate production at Gunma.
2015 Established Ajinomoto Fine-Techno USA Corporation as wholly owned subsidiary in California, USA.
2016 Established new Head Office building and started AFT Future Creation Center (AFCC) operation for open innovation with customers.
The Ajinomoto fine-techno are a company which bears the core of the fine-chemicals enterprise of Ajinomoto groups including insulating material "Ajinomoto Build-up Film"(ABF).
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