KH Neochem Americas is a proud member of the KH Neochem Company, Ltd., family of companies whose long tradition of product excellence, innovation and advanced technology has firmly established the company among chemical manufacturing industry leaders worldwide.
KH Neochem is committed to providing unique, high quality chemical products to a broad range of industries consistent with our corporate mission of “realizing a brighter tomorrow for society through the power of chemistry.”
In the pursuit of that goal we will continue to innovate and develop new and better solutions to the challenges our customers face in an ever more demanding, regulated and competitive global marketplace.
KH Neochem Company, Ltd. traces its roots to Kyowa Chemical Research Laboratories, established in 1937 in Tokyo, Japan.
Five years later, the company introduced the first practical application of acetone and butanol fermentation. This groundbreaking development set the stage for subsequent research-driven innovations.
In the decades that followed, the renamed KH Neochem Co., Ltd. continued to expand and diversify its activities, applying its unique research and development philosophy and quality product orientation to benefit the lubricant, coatings, adhesives and electronics industries.
KH Neochem Co., Ltd. became a public company and was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2016. We remain firmly committed to advancing our brand values and expanding delivery of the company’s comprehensive products and services to markets around the globe.
The KH Neochem Brand
KH Neochem’s brand reflects management’s commitment to
use our solid foundation of chemical manufacturing technology to develop and provide a stable supply of valuable materials and services for a wide range of industries.
As a result, KH Neochem will continue to contribute to the enrichment of the lives of people around the world.
Research and Development
KH Neochem Americas benefits from the comprehensive support of our parent company’s world-class research and development capabilities.
These efforts center on providing new, innovative products to serve the specific needs of key market segments.
Utilizing our core technologies and synthesis techniques, we are constantly in search of new compounds, which will improve customers’ product performance, productivity and safety.
Ongoing research also focuses on developing the advanced production processes and techniques that ensure our ability to provide a stable supply of high-quality, cost-effective products.
Commitment to the Environment
KH Neochem is dedicated to improving the environment through products that help reduce solvent use or lower the impact of global warming.
We strive to improve the performance of our manufacturing processes so as to reduce energy use and waste while maintaining the highest possible safety standards.
To achieve those goals the company provides products that reduce solvent use in coatings, adhesives and sealants, improving air quality. Organic solvents can react in the atmosphere, increasing ground level ozone concentrations, which are associated with numerous heath issues. Our cross-linking monomer package can reduce the solvent content of waterborne coatings or allow waterborne to replace solventborne coatings. We also produce unique diols that reduce the solvent content of 2-package polyurethane coatings.
KH Neochem acids are primarily used to manufacture lubricants for refrigeration and air-conditioning applications. The resulting lubricants are designed to work with newer refrigerants that do not harm the ozone layer. Our R&D team is currently working on the next generation of refrigerant lubricants, which will not only help protect the ozone layer but also have lower global warming potential than the existing family of refrigerants.
KH Neochem Americas, Inc.
1515 East Woodfield Road, Suite710, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA
KH Neochem Co., Ltd.
Tsukamoto Bldg. 4F, 1-6-5, Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023, Japan
Yokkaichi Plant (ISO14001, ISO9001 Certified Plant)
Umaokoshi Plant: 2-3 Daikyo-cho, Yokkaichi-city, Mie 510-8502, Japan
Kasumigaura Plant: 1-4 Kasumi, Yokkaichi-city, Mie 510-0011, Japan
Chiba Plant (ISO14001, ISO9001 Certified Plant)
11-1 Goi Minami-kaigan, Ichihara-city, Chiba 290-8560, Japan
Yokkaichi Research Lab
2-3 Daikyo-cho, Yokkaichi-city, Mie 510-8502, Japan