TOKYO, Japan – July 31, 2014 – Faced with growing global demand, KH Neochem Co., Ltd. announced that it has increased production capacity of its 2-Ethyl Hexanoic Acid by 10 percent.

KH Neochem Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading producers of 2-Ethyl Hexanoic Acid, which has seen continued market growth in recent years. The versatile product is a key component in plasticizers, lubricants, cosmetics, coatings and resins, among other high-performance applications. Read More →

CHIBA, Japan – July 1, 2014 – KH Neochem announced that it had opened a new research lab at the company’s Chiba manufacturing plant.

The new lab will focus on developing new chemicals based on KH Neochem’s core OXO reaction technology, improving the OXO process, while supporting our production engineers. The OXO process produces alcohols and acids from raw materials with double bonds.

KH Neochem’s Chiba plant specializes in the production of fairly large alcohols and acids such as isononanoic acid and tridecyl alcohol, raw materials used extensively in the production of synthetic ester base oils and in lubricant additives.

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SCHAUMBURG, Illinois — KH Neochem Americas, Inc. announced that it had appointed Takeshi Matsui, Executive Vice President, responsible for the company’s North and South Americas’ sales and marketing efforts. Mr. Matsui replaces Toshi Fujima who will assume an international marketing position at KH Neochem corporate headquarters in Japan.

“I am looking forward to this challenging new opportunity,” stated Mr. Matsui. “In less than two years time KH Neochem Americas has already gained a well-deserved reputation for quality and service excellence. It will be my job to build on that foundation Read More →

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois — On April 1, 2012, exactly one year after its initial launch, Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas, Inc. will be renamed KH Neochem Americas, Inc., according to a company spokesman. The company will continue to operate from it current corporate offices in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The move is concurrent with that of Tokyo-based parent company, Kyowa Hakko Chemical Co., Ltd., which will officially change its name to KH Neochem, Ltd. on that same date.

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SCHAUMBURG, Illinois — KH Neochem Americas, Inc. will officially begin operations on April 1, 2011 according to a company spokesman.

The result of the sale of Kyowa Hakko Chemical to Japan Industrial Partners by its parent company, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, the new independent company will operate from corporate offices in Schaumburg, Illinois.

“We are very excited by this new opportunity,” Read More →

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