HistoryAbout Us

1960s

Jun.

1962

Began import and sale of polyacetal (POM)

May.

1964

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture of Dainippon Celluloid Co., Ltd. of Japan (now Daicel Corporation) and Celanese Corporation of the U.S. (capital: ¥1.6 billion)

Sep.

1968

Fuji Plant completed Japan’s first POM plant (7,500 tons annual production)

1970s

Oct.

1970

Began import and sale of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

Jan.

1971

Plastics Service Center completed in Fuji (renamed Technical Service Center in April 1975)

1979

Began production of special grade POM / PBT compounds

1980s

May.

1984

Technical Service Center annex completed at the Fuji Plant

Nov.

1984

PBT polymer plant constructed within Fuji Plant site (capacity: 10,000 tons/yr.)

Dec.

1985

Began import and sale of liquid crystal polymer (LCP)

Oct.

1986

Entered into a business alliance with Kureha Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (now Kureha Corporation) and began development and sale of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin Began production of PPS/LCP compounds

Aug.

1987

Research & Development Center was constructed at the Fuji Plant

Jun.

1988

Established Taiwan Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. (TEPCO) as a joint venture together with the Hoechst Group and the Changchun Group in Taipei, Taiwan

1990s

Mar.

1992

Began production and sale of POM resin at the TEPCO Dafa Plant (capacity: 20,000 tons/yr.)

Aug.

1994

Polyplastics China Ltd. (PCL) was established in Hong Kong

Oct.

1995

Production capacity of the POM plant at the Fuji Plant was expanded to 100,000 tons/yr.

Feb.

1996

LCP polymerization plant was constructed at the Fuji Plant (capacity: 2,800 tons/yr.)

Oct.

1996

Polyplastics Marketing (T) Ltd. (PMT) was established in Bangkok, Thailand Polyplastics (Shanghai) Ltd. (PSL) was established in Shanghai, China

Mar.

1997

Polyplastics Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. (PAP) was established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jul.

1997

Polyplastics Asia Pacific Singapore Pte. Ltd. (PAPS) was established in Singapore

2000s

Mar.

2000

Began production and sale of POM at the PAP Kuantan Plant in Malaysia (capacity: 30,000 tons/yr.)

Jul.

2000

WinTech Polymer Ltd. was established in a joint venture with Teijin Ltd.

Jan.

2001

TEPCO changed the company name into Polyplastics Taiwan Co., Ltd. (PTW)

Jul.

2001

Polyplastics Trading (Shanghai) Ltd. (PTSL) was established in Shanghai, China

Sep.

2002

Polyplastics, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Korea Engineering Plastics, and Ticona signed general agreement for investment in POM plant in China (capacity: 60,000 tons/yr.)

Jan.

2003

Launched PLAMOS, a plastic parts development assistance business, in cooperation with the Daicel Group

May.

2005

Polyplastics (Shanghai) Ltd. (PSL) was re-established in Shanghai, China

Oct.

2005

Began production of POM at the PTM Engineering Plastics (PTM) Nantong Plant (capacity: 60,000 tons/yr.)

Jan.

2006

Acquired cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) business from Ticona GmbH jointly with Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd. (now Daicel Corporation) to establish TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH

Aug.

2007

PSL sales branches were established in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Chongqing

Dec.

2007

China TSC was established in Shanghai, China

Feb.

2008

Polyplastics Marketing (India) Private Ltd. (PMI) was established in Mumbai, India

May.

2008

Expanded the polymerization plant facility at the Fuji Plant to increase LCP production capacity to 8,200 tons/yr.

Nov.

2008

ASEAN TSC was established at Polyplastics Marketing (T) Ltd. in Pathumthani, Thailand Expanded LCP production capacity of the polymerization plant at the Fuji Plant to 10,000 tons/yr.

2010s

Sep.

2011

Polyplastics Korea Ltd. (PKL) was established in Seoul, Korea

Nov.

2011

Expansion of the LCP polymerization plant at the Fuji Plant was completed (capacity: 15,000 tons/yr.) Compound production capacity at the PTW Dafa Plant was increased to 35,000 tons/yr.

Mar.

2012

Polyplastics USA, Inc. (PolyUS) was established in Michigan, USA Polyplastics (Nantong) Ltd. (PNL) was established in Nantong (Jiangsu Province), China

Apr.

2012

Branch offices of Polyplastics Marketing (India) Private Ltd. were established in Delhi and Chennai

Aug.

2012

Polyplastics acquired LCP Leuna Carboxylation Plant GmbH (LCPG), a German manufacturer of a monomer for LCP

Nov.

2012

Polyplastics Europe GmbH (PolyEU) was established in Frankfurt, Germany

May.

2013

Representative Office was established in Jakarta, Indonesia

Aug.

2013

Polyplastics Marketing Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (PolyMX) was established in Mexico City, Mexico

Oct.

2013

Compound plant started up production at the PNL Nantong Plant

Sep.

2016

Wintec Polymer Ltd. made a 100% subsidiary of Polyplastics Co., Ltd. upon acquisition of stock from TEIJIN LIMITED

Dec.

2016

Polyplastics Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. Kuantan Plant compound facility annual production capacity expanded by 9,000 tons (to 35,000 tons/yr.)

Apr.

2017

Equity share in TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH (joint venture with Daicel Corporation) raised from 45% to 51%

Sep.

2017

Representative Office was established in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Apr.

2018

PolyUS and TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc. were merged into PolyUS