NITTO DENKO GROUP CSR & Annual Report 2012

CSR & Annual Report 201241918Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. forms in Osaki, Tokyo, to produce electrical insulating materials in Japan.1924Company introduces electrical insulating varnishes.1946Head Office is relocated to Ibaraki-shi, Osaka.Nitto Electrical begins production of black tape.1951Company produces first vinyl tapes in Japan.1961Nitto Electric opens its first overseas office in New York.1962Company lists common stock on Second Section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.1967Nitto Electric lists common stock on First Section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.1969Company forms Nitto Denko Taiwan, its first overseas manufacturing base.1988Nitto Electric celebrates its 70th anniversary and changes name to Nitto Denko Corp.2004Company adopts new logo.2005Invention of method for manufacturing wide-view-angle birefringent film for LCDs receives the Prime Minister Prize.2006Head Office is relocated to Osaka-shi.2007Kyoshin Corp. and Nitto Denko Matex Corp. are consolidated into Nitto Denko Corp.2008High-performance reverse osmosis (RO) membrane element for seawater desalination “SWC®5” receives the 2007 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards for Excellence.0100,000200,000300,000400,000500,000600,000700,000800,00019181950195519601965197019751980198519901995200020052010Sales (Million yen)World events ConsolidatedNon-consolidatedWorld War IFirst oil crisisGulf WarLehman ShockSecond oil crisisCommoditization of computersRapid commoditization of mobile phonesIran-Iraq War World War IIDoubled-faced tapeBlack tapeVinyl tapeMedical adhesive tapeNITOFLEX® EPT SEALER™ Polarizing filmfor LCDsNITREAT™NITOHARD™Transdermal drug delivery patchesRetardation filmfor LCDsProtective filmsfor automotivesNIPOCS™SPV®Semiconductor encapsulating materialsNITOFLON®(Year)Reverse osmosis membrane andUltrafiltration membraneSales Trends and Launch of Our ProductsOutline of the Nitto Denko GroupCompany Information