Nitto Denko Group Report 2013

4Nitto Denko Group Report 2013Company InformationHere we present an outline of the business activities of the Nitto Denko Group1918195019551960196519701975198019851990199520002005201020120100,000200,000300,000400,000500,000600,000700,000800,000Sales (Million yen)• Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. forms in Osaki, Tokyo, to produce electrical insulating materials in Japan.Launch dates for major productsPrinted wiring material for HDD(used for wireless suspension)Retardation film for LCDsProtective films for automotivesNIPOCS™(Year)ConsolidatedNon-consolidated• Company introduces electrical insulating varnishes.• Company produces rst vinyl tapes in Japan.• Company opens its rst overseas ofce in New York.• Company forms Nitto Denko America, Inc.• Company forms Nitto Denko Taiwan, its rst overseas manufacturing base.• Company forms Nitto Belgium NV. (now called Nitto Europe NV.) • Company acquires Hydranautics of the U.S.A. • Company forms Nitto Denko (Shanghai Pu Dong New Area) Co., Ltd. • Company forms Nitto Denko (Philippines) Corp.• Company acquires Acoustiseal of the U.S.A.• Company forms Nitto Denko Asia Technical Center in Singapore.• Company forms Nitto Denko India Private, Ltd. • Company acquires Avecia Biotechnology, Inc. of the U.S.A.• Company forms Nitto Denko Material (Thailand) Co., Ltd. • Company forms P.T. Nitto Materials Indonesia.• Company forms Nitto Denko Vietnam Co., Ltd.• Company forms Korea Nitto Optical Co., Ltd.• Company acquires Bento of Turkey. • Company forms Nitto Denko Europe Technical Centre Sarl. in Switzerland.• Head Ofce is relocated to Osaka.• Company begins production of black tape.Doubled-faced tapeBlack tapeVinyl tapeMedical adhesive tapeNITOFLEX® EPT SEALER™ Polarizing filmfor LCDsNITREAT™NITOHARD™Transdermal drug delivery patchesNITOFLON®Reverse osmosis membraneand Ultrafiltration membraneCombined strength of technologiesWe have created numerous new technologies based on our four core technologies. By combining these technologies, we have created a diversity of products adding value to sheeting and lm.Sanshin KatsudoBy developing “new applications” and creating “new products”, we stimulate “new demand”, giving rise to new markets.The Nitto Denko Group has grown through such activity, what we call ‘Sanshin Katsudo.’Sales trends and the commencement of manufacture of major productsStrengths of the Nitto Denko GroupHistory of the Nitto Denko GroupAdhesionTechnologyCoatingTechnologyPolymerAnalysis andEvaluationTechnologyPolymerFunctionControlTechnologyExistingbussinesCultivatenewapplica-tionsCreatenewdemandDevelopnewproductsExistingbussinesCultivatenewapplica-tionsCreatenewdemandDevelopnew productsExistingbussinesCultivatenewapplicationsCreatenewdemandDevelopnew productsPrevailingNewPrevailingNewMarketTechnology