Harima Chemicals Group, Inc.

About Us

Leading the Way with Pine Chemicals

Harima Chemicals Group is a chemical manufacturer built on products developed using pine chemical resources like rosin, fatty acids, turpentine and other materials all obtained from pine trees. We transform these key active ingredients into daily essentials.

Our products are used in a variety of fields, as resins for printing inks, paints and adhesives, emulsifiers for synthetic rubber, paper chemicals, solders used in electronic devices, and flavor and fragrance ingredients.

Indispensable everyday products derived in some way from pine trees are all around us:
Printed items such as newspapers, books and catalogues
Paints used to coat buildings and cars
Adhesives used for glues and packing tapes
Synthetic rubber used in car tires
Paper goods including notebooks, books and cardboard
Electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones
Cosmetics and perfumes, etc.

And now with an international network of manufacturing bases in 11 countries, we meet the needs of our customers all over the world.


An Ageless Renewable Resource

Rosin is obtained by refining pine tree resin. Pine trees have been used by humans for a diverse range of activities over the ages. The natural sticky property of rosin in rosin bags helps baseball players grip the ball better and violin players creates beautiful music by stabilizing the bow on the stringed instrument. Anyone who has read the bible may recall how pine resin was used to waterproof Noah's Ark. And the ancient Greeks used it for lighting and in religious ceremonies. Pine resin has been integral to human life for more than two millennium and we continue to make use of rosin in a multitude of modern conveniences that include resin products, electronic materials, various chemicals for papermaking and other useful everyday items.

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