Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

  • Product made with CLAVELLA SN-2000
  • Parasol and shirt made with ESUMO
  • “Chemistry Classes for Boys and Girls”
  • Balloon made with EVAL
1949
Commercialization of PVA fiber
(Mainichi Industrial Technology Award)
1951
Research into and establishment of PVA film manufacturing technology
(The Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
1972
Establishment of manufacturing technology for man-made leather
(The Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
1973
Research into and commercialization of man-made leather CLARINO
(The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Technology Award)
Establishment of manufacturing technology for man-made leather
(The Japan Chemical Industry Association Award and Mainichi Industrial Technology Award)
1975
Research into and commercialization of gas barrier resin EVAL
(The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Technology Award)
1981
Establishment and commercialization of terpene manufacturing method using isoprene as a raw material
(The Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
1981
Development of ultra microcrater fiber CLAVELLA SN-2000
(The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, Technology Award)
1983
Researching into and commercialization of dental filling material using adhesive polymer
(The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Technology Award)
1984
Development of dialysis machine using hollow fiber membrane
(The Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
1987
Establishment of pathogen adsorption therapy for myasthenia gravis
(The Japan Society for Artificial Organs, President’s Award)
1990
Success of the UV-resistant polyester fiber ESUMO
(Nikkei Superior Product and Service Award)
1991
Development of new manufacturing method for n-octanol and glycols using a precious-metal complex catalyst
(The Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
1993
Joint development with Epoch Co., Ltd. of the popular and long-selling Aqua Room series of balloons made with EVAL
(Nikkei Superior Product and Service Award)
1994
Development of water-soluble polymer-isocyanate adhesive
(The Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
1997
Development of disperse-dyeable rayon filament
(The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, Technology Award)
1999
“Chemistry Classes for Boys and Girls”
(Minister of International Trade and Industry Citation for Outstanding Public Service)
1999
Development and commercialization of KURALON K-Ⅱ, a new PVA fiber
(The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, Technology Award)
2004
Development and application of nonanediamine production catalyst for novel heat-resistant polyamide
(The Catalysis Society of Japan, Technology Award)
2009
Development of ZECRUS, wastewater treatment system that contributes to environmental preservation
(The Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at the 18th Global Environment Awards hosted by the Fuji Sankei Group)
2010
Commercialization of man-made leather CLARINO, an environmentally friendly and non-solvent product
(The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, Technology Award)
2011
Development of EVABRID, a waterproof sheet for use in civil engineering projects
(The Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation)
Commercialization of man-made leather CLARINO, an environmentally friendly and non-solvent product
(The Kinki Chemical Society, Japan, Chemical Technology Award)
2011
“Chemistry Classes for Boys and Girls”
(Chemical Communication Award)
2012
KURAFLEX COUNTER CLOTH
(Good Design Long Life Award)
No-touch, a nonwoven fabric mask
(Good Design Award)
2013
Development and commercialization of heat-resistant polyamide 9T GENESTAR
(The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Technology Award)
2015
POWERON, a construction method for repairs/reinforcement using boards
(The Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award)