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AGC Chemicals Summary

AGC Group is expanding its global business in the four fields of glass, chemicals, electronics and ceramics. The field of chemicals first began approximately 100 years ago, with in-house production of soda ash, a raw ingredient in flat glass. Guided by the vision of “Chemistry for a Blue Planet”, we at AGC Chemicals continue to provide a wide variety of products that are useful for a fulfilling, safe and comfortable society and environment, from basic chemicals to fluoride-based high-function chemicals.

Chemical Business Inauguration

February,
1917

Began the production of soda ash, a raw material in glass, at its Makiyama Plant in Kita Kyushu

Business Contents

Manufacturing and sales of caustic soda, vinyl chloride materials, urethane raw materials, fluoropolymers and films, water and oil repellents, pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients, iodine-related products, etc.

Net Sales

437.6
billion yen

(Year ended December 2017 )

Operating profit

63.7
billion yen

(Year ended December 2017 )

Number of Employees

approx.6,700

(Year ended December 2017 )

Number of Subsidiaries and affiliates of AGC Chemicals Group

worldwide
23

(Year ended December 2017 )

Global Network
14 Countries/regions

(As of end of December 2017)