Company

Kaneka's Business Field

Deep history in chemical technologies and R&D

Deep history in chemical technologies and R&D

When Kaneka was founded, our main product lines included caustic soda, soap, cosmetics, edible oils and electric wiring.
But as Kaneka grew, we started to concentrate on Research and Development and began looking ahead to the rapidly changing global market. Today, Kaneka's main product lines include chemicals, functional and expandable plastic products, foodstuffs, life science products and synthetic fibers as well as solar energy modules. Kaneka researches, develops and manufactures its own solar panels leveraging our advanced materials knowledge and our core competency as a chemical manufacturer for over 60 years.

Business Segment

  • Chemicals
  • Functional Plastics
  • Expandable Plastics and Products
  • Foodstuffs Products
  • Life Science Products
  • Electronic Products
    Solar energy division Solar energy division is part of the electronics products.
  • Synthetic Fibers

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History of KANEKA Thin film R&D

1980 Started study of a-Si technology
1987 Participated in NEDO project (Government funded R&D)
1991 Started R&D of tandem structure of microcrystalline and amorphous silicon technology
1993 Succeeded in large size (450 x 900mm) a-Si single junction technology by Kaneka's own project
1999 Started commercial production at Toyooka Factory (20MW/year)
2001 Started commercial production of tandem structure thin-film PV for Japanese market at Toyooka Factory
2008 Started sales of new tandem structure thin-film PV to overseas market
2010 Expanded the production capacity of Toyooka Factory up to 150 MW/year

Kaneka has been specializing in thin-film silicon technology with synergy of our unique chemical technology. We keep offering state-of-the-art technology and we keep on developing.

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CSR reports

CSR reports

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