History

1957

Dec.

Company founded(as Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd.)in accordance with the Special Measures Law for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing industry.

1960

Apr.

Yokkaichi Plant began production and sales of butadiene,SBR,and SB latex lines.Osaka Branch was Opened.

President Ishibashi at the Opening Ceremony of the Yokkaichi Plant

1962

Jun.

The Nagoya Branch was opened. Sales of High-styrene latex began.

1963

Jul.

Sales of paper coating latex (PCL) began.

1964

Oct.

JSR advanced into the field of synthetic resins and production of ABS resin began within the Yokkaichi Plant.

Nov.

Sales of NBR began.

1965

Feb.

Sales of BR began.

1968

Apr.

The Chiba Plant was completed, and production of butadiene began.

Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Chiba Plant

Jul.

The European Office was opened.

1969

Mar.

Sales of IIR began.

Apr.

Changed company's status to private owned.

1970

Sep.

Sales of EP began.

1971

Jan.

The Kashima Plant was completed, and production of butadiene and SBR began.

President Kawasaki at the Opening Ceremony of the Kashima Plant

1972

Dec.

Sales of IR began.

1974

Jun.

Sales of RB began.

1975

Apr.

Sales of acrylic emulsion began.

1979

Apr.

Sales of CIR (negative type photoresist) began. JSR advanced into the semiconductor materials business.

1981

Apr.

Sales of AES resin began.

Jul.

With the commencement of sales in IMMUTEX (uniform latex for clinical dianosis), JSR advanced into the life sciences field.

1982

May

Importation and sales of optical fiber coating materials began.

Optical Fiber Coating Materials

Nov.

Sales of PFR (positive type photoresist) began.

1984

May

Sales of DESOLITE (optical fiber coating materials), resin began. Mighty Series (structural adhesive) began.

1985

May

Sales of SIS (Styrene Isoprene block Copolymer) began.

1988

Mar.

Sales of OPTMER AL (Alignment films for LCDs) and OPTMER SS (protective coatings for LCDs) began.

1989

Apr.

Two-day weekends and flexible working hours were introduced to the entire company. Under cooperative development with Sony Corp., the Solid Creation System, which makes 3D plastic models by using lasers and computers was developed, and sales began.

May

Tsukuba Research Laboratory was officially opened.

Tsukuba Lab.

Oct.

Japan's first plant specializing in TR(thermoplastic elastomer) production, SHELL JSR ELASTOMERS K.K.was completed within the Kashima Plant.

Nov.

Sales began on newly developed PCRs and ICs inspection systems.

1990

Feb.

Concerning photoresists for Europe and North America, a joint venture contract was signed with UCB S.A. (Belgium).

1991

Oct.

Sales of DYNAFLOW began.

1992

Jan.

Childcare leave and healthcare leave systems were introduced.

May

DYNARON (hydrogenated polymer) and DYNARON ALLOY (the thermoplastic elastomer using this polymer) were developed, and sales began.

1993

Jan.

New research building was completed within the Yokkaichi Plant.

Jul.

UCB-JSR Electronics S.A. (Belgium) became wholly-owned subsidiary of JSR, and restarted by being renamed JSR ELECTRONICS N.V. Simultaneously JSR MICROELECTRONICS,INC. acquired U.S. operation as their subsidiary.

JSR Micro Kyushu Co., Ltd.
JSR Microelectronics,Inc.

1994

Feb.

ISO9002 certification were obtained for synthetic resin and NBR of the Yokkaichi Plant.

Dec.

The Shanghai Office was opened. Sales of OPTMER CR (color pigment dispersed resists for LCDs color filters) began. In order to conduct local production of CMB, capital investment was made in PI INDUSTRY LTD.(Thailand).

1995

Jul.

The Seoul Office was opened.

Sep.

ISO9002 certification was obtained for the semiconductor, display, and edge computing materials of the Yokkaichi Plant.

Nov.

A high transfer blow molding technology (J-Blow) which gives excellent appearances equivalent to injection molding was developed.

1996

Jun.

A microphotoresist manufacturing subsidiary, JSR Electronics Kyushu Co., Ltd.(Saga) was established. Sales of epoxy type photo-curing resin having high accuracy, high-performance for photofabrication (stereolithography)

Jul.

The ABS resin business was integrated with that of the Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., and a joint venture company, Techno Polymer Co., Ltd. was established.

1997

Mar.

Construction work was completed for photoresist plant of JSR MICROELECTRONICS, INC.

Sep.

ARTON™ mass-production plant was completed within the Chiba Plant.

Oct.

The Taiwan Office was opened. Completed a photoresist production plant of JSR Electronics Kyushu Co., Ltd.

Nov.

The Singapore Office was opened. ARTON Process Research Laboratory was officially opened.

Dec.

Changed of corporate name to "JSR Corporation."

On 1997, we celebrated 40th anniversary of the founding of the company and changed our name to JSR Corporation. We had taken into consideration that our business portfolio had been expanding from synthetic rubbers and our target to expand further in the future. JSR's strategy to actively challenge to the new era, innovation and creativity had been reflected to the symbol design.

The blue square represents the universe; yellow arc represents the light before the rising sun. For JSR, the blue square means the excellence in our technology and sustainability of our company, and the yellow arc is our leading edge technology and activity. This represents our ambition to be an excellent company.
JSR will contribute to the world by technology and performance and would light the era by providing cutting edge technologies to the industry. This is what we would like to express from our symbol.

1998

Mar.

ISO14001 certification was obtained for the Yokkaichi Plant.

1999

Feb.

Photosensitive spacers and other LCD Materials launched in a new high-performance product range to create LCD panels of higher contrast and precision.

Apr.

A new mainstay information system was constructed and put into full information from April 1 st to unify the management of informantion on sales, operation, accounts, personnel and all other aspects of business astivity.

High-performance ;olishing slurries (the CMS series) launched for full-scale sales.

JSR Microelectronics (US) became the first japanese-affiliated resistar manufacturer to begin production of excimer laser photoresist outside Japan.

ISO14001 certification was obtained for the Chiba Plant.

May

ISO14001 certification was obtained for the Kashima Plant.

2000

Mar.

A new masterbatch company ELASTOMIX (THAILAND) CO., LTD. was established in Thailand.

Apr.

IMEC (Inter-unibersity Micro Electronics Center) selected JSR ArF resist for 130nm devices.

2001

Mar.

New plant start to produce coating materials, Desolite, for optical fiber. JSR realize Dual Production Sites.

Oct.

Launch of "JSR EXCELINK," new sophisticated olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer.

2002

Oct.

JSR Electronics Kyushu Co., Ltd., JSR Microelectronics, Inc. and JSR ELECTRONICS N.V. changed their names to "JSR Micro Kyushu Co., Ltd.," "JSR Micro,Inc." and "JSR Micro N.V." accordingly. Begins production of emulsion polymerization SBR consigned by Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Posts personnel dedicated to the electronic materials business in the Shanghai representative office to strengthen this business area in China.

JSR Micro NV (Belgium)

Nov.

Completes new plant facilities for semiconductor materials in Belgium.

Dec.

Completes new plant facilities for CMP polishing pads in the Yokkaichi Plant.

2003

May

Relocates the Head Office to HAMARIKYU Parkside Place, 6-10 Tsukiji5-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Dec.

Production plant of ARTON film for optical use was completed on the Yokkaichi Plant premise.

2004

Jan.

Stock trading unit reduced from 1,000 to 100 shares.

Apr.

JSR group company "NICHIGO SHOJI CO.,LTD." changed name to "JSR Trading Co., Ltd.".

May

Constructed JSR Micro,Inc.,the application laboratory of CMP for semiconductor manufacture.

Jun.

Achieved "zero waste" at all plants as a first for the petrochemical industry.

Jul.

JSR group company "Nichigo Engineering Co., Ltd." changed name to "JSR ENGINEERING CO., LTD.".

Oct.

JSR Micro Korea Co., Ltd (plant for production of LCD Materials) was completed and started commercial production.

JSR Micro Korea Co., Ltd.

Dec.

Succeeded as the first company in the world to achieve a resolution of 32 nm through ArF Immersion Lithography.

2005

Apr.

JSR has developed photocatalytic coating materials with super long-term durability making use of organic/inorganic hybrid technology, and has launched it as a new product in the DYNACERA lineup.

Aug.

Completed the 2nd phase construction of the production plant for display materials (JSR Micro Korea Co., Ltd) in South Korea, and full operations began.

Nov.

Increased production capacity for SSBR (Solution Polymerized SBR).

2006

Jan.

Completed the construction of new clean room facilities at the Yokkaichi research center.

New Cleanroom Facility at the Yokkaichi

Feb.

Together with IBM, JSR has further advanced the viability of immersion lithography by demonstrating sub-30nm patterning with ArF lithography systems.

Mar.

Completed construction of precision machining pilot facilities at the Yokkaichi plant.

Precision Processing Pilot Facilities at the Yokkaichi Plant

Jul.

JSR Micro Taiwan Co., Ltd. (plant for production of LCD materials) was completed and started commercial production.

Oct.

Received the Best Supplier Award for ArF resist for the next generation memory from Samsung Electronics.

2007

Mar.

Completes Yokkaichi Training center
Launched the Campaign of the Corporate Slogan,"With chemistry,we can."
Received Japan Industrial Techniques Grand Prix.
Completes "Kinki University Molecular Engineering Institute,JSR Functional Material Research Center."

Yokkaichi Training Center

May

JSR received "FY2006 The Society of Polymer Science, Japan Prize" for developing fuel cell electrolyte membrane film.

Jun.

Concluded capacity rights agreement with Dow Europe GmbH to receive SSBR (Solution SBR)

Aug.

Established "JM Energy Corporation" for lithium ion capacitor businesses.

Nov.

Completed phase II of the constructions of JSR Micro Taiwan Co., Ltd

Dec.

Completes of the Precision Process Research Laboratories in the Yokkaichi district.
JSR and IBM concluded a joint-development agreement to R&D next generation semiconductor processes.
Company celebrates 50th anniversary since establishment

2008

Mar.

Introduce the "Career Redevelopment System" to re-employ former employees who left the company such as to raise children, nurse family members.

Sep.

Singapore office was opened.

Nov.

JM Energy Completed construction of world's first commercial production plant of lithium ion capacitors.

JM Energy Corporation (Yamanashi HQ Plant)

2009

Jan.

Relocates the Head office to Shiodome Sumitomo Bldg., 1-9-2 Higashi- Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Mar.

Joint-venture Techno Polymer Co., Ltd. becomes 100% subsidiary.

Nov.

JSR Starts Operations at New Plant Facilities for Cutting-edge Lithography Materials in Response to Increase in Demand for ArF Photoresists

Precision Processing Pilot Facilities at the Yokkaichi Plant

2010

Jan.

JSR awarded CSJ's 58th Award for Technical Development 2009

Mar.

JSR to establish overseas subsidiary in China

Apr.

Installation of a large-scale, natural gas-fired turbine cogeneration system at the Yokkaichi Plant.

Jul.

Announcement of Increasing production capacity of SSBR (solution polymerization styrene-butadiene rubber) and DYNARON (hydrogenated polymer)

Oct.

"With chemistry, we can.", the history book of JSR's first 50 years, was awarded by Japan Business History Institute.
Japan Butyl Co. Ltd. completes Butyl Rubber capacity expansion at Kawasaki Plant
Launching new, highly tough Polylactic acid-based bioplastic:"BIOLLOYTM"

2011

Jan.

Announcement of expansion of EP production capacity at JSR Group

Jul.

Starting operation of new R&D facility of LCD materials in Korea

Nov.

JSR Shanghai Establishes Sales Base in Beijing and Shenzhen, China

Dec.

Completed Increase of Manufacturing Capacity of Solution Polymerization Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SSBR)
JM Energy Completed Construction of Manufacturing Plant, Evaluation Building and Safety Assessment Laboratory for Flat Prismatic Type Lithium Ion Capacitors
Established Diagnostic Products Joint Venture called "J&W Biotech Co., Ltd." in China

New SSBR plant at the Yokkaichi Plant
Flat prismatic type lithium ion capacitor

2012

Feb.

Began Operations at Recently Completed LCD Materials Research and Development Facility in Taiwan
Established New Company called "JSR Life Sciences Corporation" in Acceleration of Biomedical Business

Apr.

JSR receives Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award
Completion of J&W Beijing Biotech Co., Ltd Headquarters and Plant

The Opening Ceremony of J&W Biotech Co., Ltd. in Beijing, China

Sep.

JSR selected for the first time for Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index, leading international index for socially responsibleinvestment

2013

Feb.

JSR Group's Elastomix forms PT. ELASTOMIX INDONESIA joint venture with PT. Prospect Motor
JSR Invests Strategically in Swiss biopharmaceutical purification technology company ChromaCon

Apr.

Received Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

Sep.

JSR Group's New EPDM Plant in Korea Completed

2014

Feb.

D-MEC Ltd. to Launch World's First Microwave Molding System that Enables Quick, Inexpensive and Easy Molding of Products
Announcement of Termination of the Capacity Rights Agreement of SSBR with Styron Europe GmbH.

Apr.

JSR receives Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award from Intel Corporation.

Jun.

CMIC and JSR established a joint venture, CMIC JSR Biologics Co., Ltd., for the Development of Next-Generation Antibodies.

Oct.

JSR established a joint venture, JSR Electronic Materials Korea Co., Ltd., for electronic materials business in Korea.

Dec.

JSR established a joint venture, JSR Micro (Changshu) Co., Ltd., to manufacture display materials in China

2015

Feb.

JSR jointly acquired KBI Biopharma, Inc., a contract developer and manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals in the United States

Mar.

JM Energy's new lithium ion capacitor commercial plant was completed
JSR Receives Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award from Intel Corporation.
JSR reached agreement with Keio University to jointly establish and operate the JSR/Keio University Medical and Chemical Innovation Center, a joint research institute to be positioned as a base for industry-academia-medicine cooperation.

Jun.

D-MEC Ltd. begins to sell a stereolithography 3-D printer that achieves the largest-size reproduction in Japan.
JSR and JSR Life Sciences started selling ExoCap™ Kit Optimized for Serum, Plasma and Cell Culture

Oct.

MBL becomes a consolidated subsidiary of JSR.
JSR and JSR Life Sciences Developed Amsphere™ A3, a next generation protein A chromatography resin

Dec.

JSR, IBM Japan, Ltd. and Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. jointly develop Injection Molded Solder (IMS), for 300mm wafers, which is a technology to form bumps for high density semiconductor packagings

2016

Feb.

JSR and imec establishes a new company "EUV Resist Manufacturing and Qualification Center N.V." for the production and qualification of EUV resist.

Mar.

JSR Receives Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award from Intel Corporation.
JSR is selected for the FY 2015 Nadeshiko Brands by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Received The Chemical Society of Japan's 64th Award for Technical Development

May

Reached a basic agreement with UBE Industries and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation) to start a negotiation for the merger of subsidiaries in the ABS resin business.

Aug.

Developed a 3D printed prosthetic Leg with ANA and SHC Design.

Sep.

Strategic investment in US startup with innovative 3D printing technology.

Oct.

ELASTOMIX Co., Ltd. decided to establish a new carbon masterbatch company in Mexico.

2017

Feb.

JSR is selected for the the 2017 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program ~White 500~ by the Ministry of Economy and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

Mar.

EUV resist manufacturing facility completed at EUV Resist Manufacturing & Qualification Center N.V. (Belgium).
Received Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award.
JSR is selected for the FY 2016 Nadeshiko Brands by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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