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Shin-Etsu Silicone by the Numbers

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Shin-Etsu Silicones help users build stronger businesses


In 1953, Shin-Etsu Chemical became the first firm in Japan to enter the silicones business. In the decades since, Shin-Etsu has created a diverse line of products designed to exploit the many useful properties of silicones. Today, we offer over 5,000 products for users in a wide range of industries, including electrical/electronics manufacturing, auto manufacturing, construction, cosmetics, healthcare and the chemical industry.

The Company's operations have spread beyond Japan's shores; we now have production facilities and sales offices in countries around the globe, including the USA, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the Netherlands. We have built a supply framework that gives us direct access to regional markets and helps us satisfy the needs of customers all over the world. As a result, we have grown to become the No.1 silicone manufacturer in Japan and one of the leading firms worldwide.

Since the launch of the Shin-Etsu Silicone brand more than 60 years ago, it has been Shin-Etsu Chemical's constant goal to find new ways to harness the power of silicones to benefit our customers' businesses.

* “Shin-Etsu Silicone” is the brand name of the silicone products manufactured by Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
* “Shin-Etsu Silicone” is a registered trademark of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

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