Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas Inc. announced it officially began operations on April 1. The company, a spinoff of the Kyowa Hakko Group, will operate from corporate offices in Schaumberg, IL.

“We are very excited by this new opportunity,” said Jiro Suezawa, president. “We have a long-standing tradition of quality and service excellence upon which to build, and we fully expect to more than live up to our customers’ expectations.”

The company offers products including synthetic fatty acids, specialty diols, functional monomers and other high-performance chemicals based on proprietary synthesis technologies. The materials can be used in adhesives, coatings and other industries.

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