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 those key active ingredients obtained from pine trees into daily essentials.
Our products are used in a wide range of fields from resin for printing ink, paints and adhesives, to emulsifier for synthetic rubber, chemicals for paper production, and solder used by electronic appliances.
The list of indispensable everyday products, all derived in some way from the pine tree, is all around us.
Printed matter such as newspapers, books, catalogues and wrapping papers.
Paint used to coat buildings and cars.
Adhesives used for bookbinding and packing tape.
Synthetic rubber used in car tires.
Various paper-based goods including paperboard and cardboard.
Electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones.
And now with an international network comprised of multiple 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.