Approach toward eco-friendly products
Chemicals Division is dedicated to handling eco-friendly products.
The division is capable of integrating business process, from procurement of materials to delivery of products.
Providing optimum products, materials, and services from upstream to downstream by demonstrating synergy between the chemicals departments and housing materials businesses
The Chemicals Division leverages our advantages as a trading company with manufacturing and processing bases to offer optimum products, materials, and services to the customers, by creating synergy between the three chemicals departments that handle the upstream to midstream value chain, and the Housing Materials Department, which deals with the downstream, closer to the final product.
The Speciality Chemicals Department mainly sells materials and intermediates for the industry related to petrochemicals, such as plastics, urethane, and fibers. The Performance Chemicals Department provides a wide range of materials, such as additives and solvents, to the mainstay paints, inks, and adhesives industries. The Mobility Chemicals Department sells friction, tire, thermal interface and other materials used in automobiles as well as ships and aircraft. In addition, the Housing Materials Department deals in eco-friendly building materials required by the housing, housing materials, and housing equipment industries, as well as particle board, lumber, housing equipment, plastic products and their materials.
Yutaka TakahashiExecutive Officer,
Products & Services
|Speciality Chemicals Department||
We sell materials and intermediates for the plastic, super engineering plastic, urethane, and fiber industries. We sell special elastomers. We also provide materials for papermaking and cardboards, as well as materials for data recording papers.
|Performance Chemicals Department||
We provide a wide range of resins and coating materials for the paint, ink, and adhesive industries.
|Mobility Chemicals Department||
We sell materials for automobile parts and chemicals.
|Housing Materials Department||
We sell a wide range of materials and products for housing, housing material, and housing equipment manufacturers. We import and sell materials for laminated timber makers, and export and sell products in overseas markets.
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Shanghai Inabata Fine Chemical
Shanghai Inabata Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. is a consigned manufacturer of hardeners for the highest-quality urethane coatings, which boasts a production capacity of 12,000 tons - the largest in China. The demand for urethane coatings is expected to further increase in China, such as for automobile top coats, automobile repairs, and plastics products. Its clients are major international coating manufacturers and its main suppliers of raw materials are major isocyanate manufacturers. The company is planning to expand its capability to custom process chemical agents other than hardeners for urethane coatings, as handling of dangerous materials becomes increasingly restricted in China. Shanghai Inabata Fine Chemical hopes to introduce its manufacturing technology around the world utilizing Inabata Group's global network.
Molded rubber auto parts: Hi-Tech Rubber Products
Hi-Tech Rubber Products Co., Ltd. in Thailand manufactures rubber components, mainly for use in the automotive industry. It specializes in precision parts made from high-functionality rubbers (silicone, fluorine, acrylic, H-NBR). The company is installed with resin molding facility and can assemble resin-molded products and rubber products, as well as bonding different types of materials.
The company eyes to market rubber parts as well as rubber/resin components for the evolving car electronics applications.
Inabata Nanodax: Developing brand new resin fillers
In November 2016, Inabata established Inabata Nanodax Co., Ltd. with a venture firm, Nanodax Co. Ltd., in its Tokyo Head Office. Inabata Nanodax is developing a brand-new resin filler made of glass wool. The filler is expected to improve malleability during resin molding (preventing warping and sinking marks), as well as the quality of surfaces on finished resin-molded products. Use in a wide variety of industries ranging from general store goods to automotive applications is anticipated.
Through collaboration with resin manufacturers, molded product manufacturers, and research and development organizations, Inabata Nanodax hopes to solidify this technology.
*Currently, Inabata Industry & Trade (Dalian F.T.Z.) Co., Ltd. manufactures Inabata Nanodax resin fillers.
Globally-recognized nitrocellulose of Nobel NC
Nitrocellulose is a membrane formation agent used in a wide variety of applications such as inks, paints, and manicure products. The nitrocellulose produced by Nobel NC Co., Ltd. (Thailand) is especially clear and its cubic granular shape makes it easy to handle.
Inabata’s Chemical Division provides Nobel NC's globally-recognized high-quality nitrocellulose to a large number of manufacturers.
Inabata's solution proposals
Total solution for custom synthesis of intermediates
Inabata’s Chemical Division conducts sale of materials, additives, and intermediates for resin, rubber, textile, and agrochemical industries. It provides solutions in a way that suits customer needs (local procurement, mass production, finding alternative manufacturers, etc.), establish a framework for custom synthesis of intermediates, and carry out proposals for comprehensive services and dispersed country risk using our global network.
Building eco-friendly business
from raw materials to products
Chemicals Division deals with all kinds of eco-friendly materials and products for homes. Inabata has served as a sales agent for Japan Novopan Industrial Co., Ltd.'s particle boards for over 40 years. Particle boards are eco-friendly product made with materials from demolished buildings or underused lumber. Novopan has the top share of particle boards in Japan.
Visit the Japan Novopan Industrial website here. (Japanese only)
FSC® forest certified (COC certified) / PEFC forest certified (COC certified)
Housing Materials Department of Chemicals Division obtained "COC (Chain of Custody) Certification" in 2010 for its eco-friendly processing and distribution of lumber (up to the final product), produced in forests managed appropriately from environmental, social, and economic aspects.
Inabata has traditionally supplied a large quantity of lumber from forests certified by international forest certification organizations. COC certifies that the lumber is distinguishable in every stage of the supply chain up until the final product, and that eco-friendly products are being processed and distributed.
Inabata has been certified by international forest certification organizations Forest Stewardship Council ®(FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).
Approach toward eco-friendly products