|Type||Corporation TYO: 4631|
|Founded||Tokyo, Japan (1908)|
|Key people||Kazuo Sugie, Chairman, Yoshiyuki Nakanishi, Representative Director, Masayuki Saito, Representative Director|
|Products||inks, pigments, colorants, polymers, coating materials, adhesives, liquid crystals, multilayer films, PPS, fluorochemical products, plastic compounds, industrial tapes, hollow-fiber modules, spirulina|
|Revenue||$7,487,032,000 USD (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2013)|
|Employees||20,273 (Consolidated, 2013)|
DIC Corporation (DIC株式会社 DIC Kabushiki Kaisha?), headquartered in Nihonbashi, Tōkyō Chūō in Japan, was founded in 1908 as Kawamura Ink Manufactory, renamed to Kawamura Kijuro Shoten in 1915 and to Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Incorporated (DIC) in 1962 before the name was changed to the present name DIC Corporation in 2008 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. The company slogan "Color & Comfort By Chemistry" emphasizes that DIC products should deliver color and comfort to daily life.
The company operates worldwide (180 companies in 62 countries) and includes the Sun Chemical corporation, based in the Americas and Europe. DIC in Japan has 10 plants located in Tokyo, Chiba, Hokuriku, Sakai, Kashima, Yokkaichi, Shiga, Komaki, Saitama, and Tatebayashi. The main research laboratory in Japan is located in Sakura, Chiba cooperating with DIC development centers in China (Qingdao DIC Finechemicals Co., Ltd., Qingdao, China) and the Sun Chemical Group's research laboratories (in USA, Germany and UK).. DIC corporation also operates one manufacturing site in Europe DIC Performance Resins
Business and Products
DIC is divided in 4 business units: Printing Inks, Fine Chemicals, Polymers and Application Materials.
- The printing Inks divisions main products are Offset inks, Gravure inks, Flexo inks, Can coatings, News inks, Packaging adhesives and Printing supplies.
- The Fine Chemical divisions main products are Organic pigments, Liquid crystal materials, Alkyl phenols, Metal carboxylates, Sulfurized chemicals (lubricant additives).
- The Polymers divisions main products are General Polymers (Alkyd resins, Unsaturated polyester resins, Plasticizers, Waterborne resins, Acrylic resins, Phenolic resins, Polystyrene), Specialty Polymers (Epoxy resins, Ultraviolet (UV)-curable resins, Polyurethane resins, Fluorochemicals).
- The Application Materials divisions main products are Liquid Compounds (Jet inks, Fiber and textile colorants, Coatings for interior materials, Ultraviolet (UV)-curable coatings and bonding adhesives for optical discs), Solid Compounds (Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds, High-performance compounds, Plastic colorants, High-performance optical materials, Coextruded multilayer films), Processed Products (Sheet Molding Compounds (SMCs), Plastic pallets and containers, Industrial adhesive tapes, Label stock for printing, Labels and stickers, Specialty magnetic foils, Decorative boards, Decorative systems, Hollow-fiber modules, Health foods (Spirulina)).
DIC Color System Guide
The DIC Color System Guide is a spot color system, based on Munsell color theory. It is common in Japan, and comparable in role to the Pantone systems – the other common system in Japan is by Toyo Ink.
- DIC owns 47.7% of the sportsclub chain "Renaissance".
- In 1990, the company established the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art to exhibit artwork collected by the company and its affiliates. The museum is located in a 30 hectare park near to its Central Research Laboratories.
- "History of the DIC Corporation". Retrieved 2014-02-16.
- "Research and Development of the DIC Corporation". Retrieved 2014-02-16.
- "Printing Inks Division". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- "Fine Chemicals Division". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- "Polymers Division". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- "Application Materials Division". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- The Informed Illustrator: Digital Spot Color Systems
- "Renaissance Company Information". Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- DIC Corporation - Homepage
- DIC Corporation, Corporate Profile
- Yahoo! Finance - DIC Corporation Company Profile
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