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1918 Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. forms in Ohsaki, Tokyo, to produce electrical insulating materials in Japan. corporate_history_img_oosaki
1924 Introduces electrical insulating varnishes.
1941 Ibaraki Plant begins operation. corporate_history_img_ibaraki
1945 Head Office in Ohsaki, Tokyo, destroyed by air raids.
1946 Head Office is relocated to Ibaraki, Osaka.
Begins production of Black Tape.
1949 Opens Osaka and Tokyo Branch Offices.
Begins production of anticorrosion tapes.
1951 Produces first plastic tapes in Japan.
1957 Begins production of electrical insulating casting and molding products.
1959 Suita Plant begins operation.


1961 Opens first overseas office in New York ;
Begins production of fluoroplastic products (NITOFLON) ;
Begins production of surface protection vinyl sheets (SPV).

1962 Lists common stocks on Second Sections of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange ;
Toyohashi Plant begins operation.
1964 Begins production of FRP electrical insulating products and double-coated adhesive tape.
1966 Begins production of semiconductor encapsulating materials.
1967 Lists common stocks on First Sections of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange ;
Kanto Plant begins operation.
Begins production of medical adhesive sheets.
1968 Forms Nitto Denko America, Inc.
1969 Kameyama Plant begins operation ;
Forms Nitto Denko Taiwan Nitto Denko as the first overseas manufacturing base.


1973 Begins production of flexible printed circuits.
1974 Forms Nitto Belgium N.V. ;
Begins production of sealing materials (NITTO EPTSEALER ).

1975 Forms Nitoms, Inc.;
Begins production of polarizing films for liquid crystal displays.
1976 Begins production of high-polymer separation membranes (reverse-osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes).
1977 Tohoku Plant begins operation.


1981 Begins production of tapes for athletes and rehabilitaion, taping tapes (NITREAT).  
1983 Begins production of transdermal drug delivery patches.  
1985 Begins production of reinforce and vibration damping materials (NITOHARD).
1986 Shiga Plant begins operation.

1987 Acquires Hydranautics in the U.S.A.
1988 Celebrates 70th anniversary and changes name to Nitto Denko Corp.
1989 Begins production of retardation films for liquid crystal displays(NRF);Develops plant tissue culture technology (Tissue-cultured Panax Ginseng).


1992 Begins production of protective films for painted surface of automobiles.   
1994 Forms Nitto Denko (Shanghai Pu Dong New Area) Co., Ltd.
1995 Forms Nitto Denko(Shanghai Songjiang) Co.,Ltd.   
1996 Onomichi plant begins operation ;
Forms Nitto Medical Corp.(Now called Nitoms, Inc.);
Begins production of printed wiring material for HDD (use for wireless suspension) ;
Forms Nitto Lifetec Corp.(Now called Nitoms, Inc.);
Receives Miles prize.
1997 Forms Nitto Denko Material (Thailand) Co., Ltd, and P.T. Nitto Materials Indonesia ;
Forms Nitto Shinko Corp. and Saitama Nitto Denko Corp.

1998 Begins production of Polarization Conversion Films.
1999 Forms Nitto Denko Packaging System Corp. (Now called Nitto Denko CS System Corp.), Nitto Denko Vietnam and Korea Nitto Optical Co., Ltd. 


2000 Forms Mie Nitto Denko Corp., Korea Nitto Denko., Ltd. ;
Forms Regional holding company, Nitto America, Inc. ;
Forms Nitto Denko Himawari Corp., and Nitto Denko Technical Corp..
2001 Forms Nitto Denko Tape Materials (Vietnam) Co., Ltd, Nitto Denko Philippines Corp. and Nittos Denko (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
2002 Forms Aichi Nitto Denko Corp. ;
Forms Regional holding company, Nitto Denko (China) Investment Co., Ltd. ;
Acquires Acoustiseal in the U.S.A., and the company changed name to Permacel Automotive Inc.
2003 Forms Taiwan Nitto Optical Co., Ltd.
2004 Forms Kinovate Life Siences, Inc. ;
Corporate Training Center "Juninkan Hall" opened at Ibaraki Site ;
Forms Nitto Denko(Tianjin)Co., Ltd. and Nitto Fine Circuit Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
2005 Forms Shanghai Nitto Optical Co., Ltd.;
An invention of the method of manufacturing wide-view-angle birefringent film for LCDs receives the Prime Minister Prize.
2006 Head Office is relocated to Osaka(HERBIS OSAKA).
2007 Kyoshin Corp. and Nitto Denko Matex Corp. are consolidated into Nitto Denko Corp.
2008 High performance reverse osmosis (RO) membrane element for seawater desalinaion"SWC5"receives 2007 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards for Excellence ;
Forms Nitto Denko Asia Technical Center in Singapore.
2009 Forms Nitto Denko India Private Manesar, India.


2011 Acquires Avecia Biotechnology Inc. in the U.S.A.    
2012 Avecia Biotechnology changes name to Nitto Denko Avecia, Inc.;
Acquires Bento in Turkey;
Forms Nitto Denko Europe Technical Centre Sarl. in Switzerland.
2013 Head Office is relocated to Osaka(Grand Front Osaka).
2014 Forms Nitto (Qingdao) Technology Research Institute, Co.,Ltd.
2015 Opens Global Marketing Center in Tokyo, Japan.
2016 Forms Nitto Biopharma, Inc.;
Opens "inovas", a facility for R&D and human resource development in Ibaraki, Osaka.

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