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|1918||Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. forms in Ohsaki, Tokyo, to produce electrical insulating materials in Japan.|
|1924||Introduces electrical insulating varnishes.|
|1941||Ibaraki Plant begins operation.|
|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 Ltd.in 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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