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 Corporate History
Shin-Etsu Polymer has been developing and manufacturing products to meet our customers' needs and market trends since our founding in 1960. We develop and make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and silicone rubber products, which we supply to leading companies in consumer electronics, devices, and semiconductor and construction markets through a global network of 13 subsidiaries.

1960'-1970'
1960'
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1970'
 September 1960  Founded as 100% subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
 April 1961  Established Tokyo Plant in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture.
 July 1961  Increased Capital to 150 Million Yen.
 August 1962  Increased Capital to 300 Million Yen.
 June 1963  Opened Osaka Branch, Nagoya Branch and Fukuoka Branch.
 September 1963  The Honorable Prince Akihito (Present The Emperor) visited Tokyo Plant.
 February 1964  Increased Capital to 500 Million Yen.
 January 1965  Increased Capital to 800 Million Yen.
 February 1965  Established Product Research Center.
 July 1966  Established Shin-Etsu Unit Co., Ltd.
 May 1967  Increased Capital to 1.6 Billion Yen.
 January 1968  Opened Sapporo Office.
 December 1969  Established Urawa Polymer Co., Ltd.
 April 1970  Established Nanyo Plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
 September 1971  Established SAN-ACE, Co., Ltd.
 November 1972  Established Polymer East Japan Co., Ltd.
 December 1973  Established Shinano Polymer Co., Ltd.
 January 1974  Established Niigata Polymer Co., Ltd.
 October 1974  Opened Sendai Office.
 November 1975  Established Polymer Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Memorial truck with decoration of "congratulating of initial product shipment" carried corrugated sheets.
The Honorable Prince Akihito visited Tokyo Plant and impressed plastics fabricating processes.
1980'-1990'
1980'
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1990'
 February 1981  Increased Capital to 1.8 Billion Yen.
 Established Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.
 December 1983  Listed Tokyo Stock Exchange's Second Section.
 Increased Capital to 2.67 Billion Yen.
 March 1985  Increased Capital to 4.227 Billion Yen.
 September 1985  Listed Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
 Established Research & Development (R&D) Center at Tokyo Plant.
 June 1986  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Europe B.V. in Netherlands.
 October 1986  81 of Shin-Etsu Group companies started New Corporate Identity (CI).
 October 1988  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
 March 1989  Established Kodama Plant in Saitama Prefecture.
 April 1992  Opened Nagano Office.
 April 1993  Opened Singapore Branch.
 October 1993  Established Suzhou Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. in China.
 April 1994  Opened Hong Kong Branch.
 Established Engineering & Technical Institute.
 February 1996  Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.'s Atlanta Branch.
 July 1996  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Reynosa, Mexico.
 Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.'s McAllen Distribution Center.
 November 1997  Established P.T. Shin-Etsu Polymer Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.
 November 1998  Established Kodama R&D Center.
 January 1999  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Shanghai Co., Ltd.
 October 1999  Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.'s Detroit Sales Office.

2000'-
2000'
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 May 2001  Launched "New KSK" Corporate Management Strategy Plan.
 October 2001  Established Second Plant of Suzhou Shin-Etsu Polymer, China.
 Established Second Building of No. 2 Plant at Shin-Etsu Polymer (Malaysia).
 Opened Chugoku Office in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
 April 2002  Reorganization started from 7 to 3 business departments.
 Established Kodama Research Institute.
 September 2003  Reorganized corporate's R&D Center.
 October 2003  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Hungary Kft.
 April 2004  Merged Polymer East Japan CO., LTD. and Polymer Chemicals Co., Ltd.
 Established Shin-Etsu Fintech Co., Ltd.
 May 2004  Established No.4 Plant of Niigata Polymer Co., Ltd.
 July 2005  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
 August 2005  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 October 2005  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer India Pvt. Ltd.
 April 2011  Established Dongguan Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
 April 2012  Merged Shin-Etsu Fintech Co., Ltd. and Shin-Etsu Unit Co., Ltd.
 Established Shin-Etsu Fintech Co., Ltd.
 June 2012  Reorganized corporate's Technology Development Headquarters.
 February 2014  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer (Thailand) Ltd.
 April 2014  Abolished business unit-based organization and reorganized into a function-based organization

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