By bringing together the collective strengths of the Mitsui Chemicals Group, we continue to push ahead with the development of businesses that help solve challenges faced by society; namely, the need to boost food production, reduce food loss, and ensure food safety and security.

Basic Information

Challenges and needs of society

Rapid growth in the world’s population has led to severe shortages of food, making it imperative that measures are taken to stabilize agricultural production and address the issues of food loss and waste. In addition, food safety and security and reducing our environmental footprint are now matters of urgency for society.

Business vision

We aim to drive sustained growth throughout the Mitsui Chemicals Group by maximizing the use of resources within and outside the Group to establish a next-generation pipeline platform and accelerate our expansion overseas and in new business domains.

Market analysis and strategies

Opportunities and risks

  • Growing needs to address environmental issues
  • Need to boost food production and reduce food loss to counter long-term population growth
  • Growth in demand for packaging materials driven by rising living standards in Asia and advancement of food processing sector
  • Shrinking domestic demand and uncertainty surrounding China and emerging economies

Strengths

  • Lineup of high-performance products
  • R&D capabilities in designing and creating new materials
  • Development know-how leveraging collaboration with partner firms
  • Healthy relationships with important customers

Basic strategies

  • Focus on high-growth and high added-value markets
  • Expand businesses by tapping growing demand overseas, mainly in Asia
  • Develop core products through collaboration among business divisions

Specific strategies

Agrochemicals

  • Reinforce our capacity to pioneer global markets by establishing a market-in framework

Coating & engineering materials

  • Focus on high added-value markets
  • Develop and launch high-performance products
  • Develop next-generation core products

Functional films & sheets

  • Bolster our ability to open up overseas packaging markets
  • Strengthen our industrial film supply capabilities
  • Beef up our development of high-performance and environmentally friendly products

Value chain

Value chain

Main Products

Coatings & Engineering Materials

Polyurethane resins (TAKENATE™, TAKELAC™), Packaging adhesives, Polyolefin resins, Coating resins, Sealants for displays

Packaging Films

Biaxially oriented polypropylene films, Cast polypropylene films, Linear low-density polyethylene film (T.U.X™ )

Industrial Films & Sheets

Semiconductor and electronic components manufacturing process films (ICROS™ TAPE ), Foam sheets, Encapsulant sheets for solar cells (SOLAR ASCE™ , SOLAR EVA™ )

Agrochemicals

Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Non-crop specialty chemicals, Pet medication ingredients

Market share and market growth rate of key products

Agrochemicals
  Market share Market growth rate
Global - 3.6%*1
Asia - 3.2%*1
Japan 10% 0.1%*2

*1 FY2017-2022 *2 FY2018

T.U.X™ high-performance sealant film
  Market share Market growth rate*
Japan 34% (Japan No. 1) 1%

*FY2018

Departments and Products

We Protect. You enjoy. Packaging Materials
Coatings & Engineering Materials Division
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc.
Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.

Blue Value™ and Rose Value™ products in the Food & Packaging domain

Blue Value Environmental contribution value
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Rose Value QOL improvement value
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Rose Value

Food packaging materials

CMPS™

  • Addresses declining birth rate and aging population

Easy-open film that even children and the elderly can manage.

Rose Value

Insecticide

Vectron™

  • Extends healthy life expectancy

Controls mosquitos, a carrier of infectious diseases like malaria. Contributes to the eradication of malaria.

Blue Value

Milky-white food packaging film

ECONEIGE™

  • Reduces CO2
  • Conserves resources

Delivers a white finish by diffusing light on layers of air created inside the film. Reduces the amount of resin used by 20%-30% without the need for white printing.

Rose Value

Insecticide

TREBON™

  • Addresses food problems

Contributes to stable crop production and helps boost food production.

Blue ValueRose Value

Keep-fresh film

SPASH™

  • Reduces CO2
  • Addresses food problems

Suppresses wilting and discoloration of fruits and vegetables and contributes to a reduction in food loss. Reduces GHG emissions by reducing the amount of food wastes.

Blue ValueRose Value

Sealant film

T.U.X™

  • Reduces CO2
  • Conserves resources
  • Addresses food problems

Saves energy by using a lower heat seal temperature, while its improved film strength means less resin is used. Its excellent sealing performance and impact resistance reduces the amount of food wasted in food production and distribution.

Rose Value

Hybrid rice

Mitsuhikari

  • Addresses food problems

F1 hybrid rice cultivar with superior high yield and taste. Mitsuhikari’s delayed harvesting has the advantage of dispersing the concentration of harvesting resources, and results in the improvement of food productivity.