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,” stated Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas’ president, Jiro Suezawa. “We have a long-standing tradition of quality and service excellence upon which to build and we fully expect to more than live up to our customers’ expectations.

“We are dedicated to making significant contributions to the productivity and financial success of the many industries we serve. Not only will we offer the highest quality products available, our new organization will be extremely responsive and flexible. We will also continue to innovate and develop new and better solutions to the challenges inherent in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” Suezawa concluded.

KH Neochem Americas’ broad line of products includes synthetic fatty acids, specialty diols, functional monomers and other high-performance chemicals based on proprietary synthesis technologies. Lubricants, adhesives, agricultural chemicals, coatings, cosmetics and toiletries are among the many industry categories in which the products perform key roles.

For additional information, contact Toshi Fujima, Executive Vice President, KHNeochem Americas, Inc., 1515 East Woodfield Road, Suite 710, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 847-517-8800, Fax: 847-517-8830, Email:, web site:

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