Dye and Pigment
Orient Chemical Industries Ltd. was founded in 1917. Since that time, ORIENT, as a dye and pigment specialist has consistently been supplying products that respond to the needs of the times.
Our company's outstanding research and development capability has produced many new products and a large number of those products still maintain a significant market share internationally.
Start up producing VERENCE
A limited partnership company,Orient&Co.,Ltd. was established. Produced and sold VERENCE and other pigments.
Quality of VERENCE improves and its sales increased significantly. Exported "KYUZEN JIRUSHI" MORAN to Tianjin, China.
Production of NIGROSINE commences.
A limited partnership company, Orient&Co.,Ltd .was reorganized into a limited partnership company.
Production of SPIRIT BLACK and OIL BLACK commences.
Production of SOLUBLE BLUE OBC commences.
of business during
and after World War 2.
Production of medical supplies commences (until 1951).
Resumption of business and producing NIGROSINE after World War 2.
Organization changes to joint-stock company. Orient Chemical Industries Limited is established.
Production of OIL colors commences.
Tokyo business office is established.
Production of ALKALI BLUE TONER commences.
Production of VALIFAST® colors commences.
Production of OPLAS® and WATER colors commences.
Production of ALFAST® colors commences.
Suita Factory is established. (- 1978).
Osaka Factory is built.
The "ORIENT CHEMICAL (KOREA),LTD"joint venture is founded in Korea.
Production of VALIOSOL® colors commences.
The "ORIENT SHIMAZAKI CHEMICAL CORP.(ORISHIM)"joint venture is founded in the United States(New Jersey).
Enhancement of technological capabilities
& Working on high-performance materials
New research laboratory is built on the premises of Osaka Plant.
ORISHIM becomes wholly-owned subsidiary. Name changed to ORIENT CHEMICAL CORPORATION [now ORIENT CORPORATION OF AMERICA.]
Production of BONTRON® series commences. Repeated increases raise capital to 91,000,000yen.
Production of MICROPIGMO® series commences.
Production of FISCO® colors and BONJET® series commences. Own computer system "TACTIS" by IBM S38 is introduced.
Production of ORIPACS® commences.
Startup Niigata Plant
Niigata Factory is built in Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata. Construction of a new plant is completed in Delaware, US.
ORIENT CHEMICAL OF EUROPE BV is founded in The Netherlands.
Production of NUBIAN® colors commences.
Production of OPTRON® and BONASORB® commences.
An internal Product Liability Committee is established.
ISO9002 certification acquired.
An internal Response Care Committee is established.
ORIENT CHEMICAL CORPORATION name changed to ORIENT CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
Production of DEORASE® and CRAMITY commences.
ISO14001 certification acquired. ME building is completed in Osaka Plant.
Thanks to you for the 100th anniversary
ISO9001:2000 certification acquired. Started a new business management system.
Production of eBIND® LTW®-series commences.
Production of eBIND® LAW®-series commences.
MM bld. and NK building are completed in Osaka Plant.
LTW Division is established. ELIXA® commences.
CERAFIS® colors commences.
The office of ORIENT CHEMICAL OF EUROPE BV is moved and expanded.
REACH Committee is established. An Executive Officer system is adopted.
ACW® method (new method of laser plastic welding) developed.
Tokyo Branch moved.
NUBIAN® BLACK AH-series (granular type ) commences.
Presented a performance award for Intellectual Property.
Business Unit System is adopted.
ORIENT BLACK web site opened.
Head office is moved.
MF building is completed in Osaka Plant.
Colorants-retail.com web site opened
ORIENT CORPORATION OF AMERICA opened California Office.
Osaka Plant is commended for environmental improvement work.
Production of PIANO® BLACK commences.
Our intellectual property management activities are published in the "Intellectual Property Rights Utilization Company Casebook 2014"
Production of ORISPERS® commences.
Celebrated 100th anniversary (Celebration trip, Created a special website )
Celebrated 101th anniversary (Featured article in the Chemical Daily) Production of OPTRON® ( EXL-N ) commences.
Hybrid-LTW® method ( new method of laser plastic welding ) developed