KANKF - Kaneka Corporation

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Kaneka Corporation

2-3-18, Nakanoshima
Osaka 530-8288
81 6 6226 5050

Full Time Employees9,666

Key Executives

Mr. Mamoru KadokuraPres & Representative DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Shinobu IshiharaManaging Exec. Officer, Mang. of Financial Affairs Dept., Mang. of Accounting Dept. & DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Riichi NishimuraExec. Officer and Mang. of New Bus. Devel. Dept. & GP Bus. Devel. Dept.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Minoru TanakaExec. VP & DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Shinichirou KametakaSr. Managing Exec. Officer, Director & Mang. of Chemical Bus. DepartmentN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Kaneka Corporation manufactures and sells chemicals, functional plastics, expandable plastics and products, foodstuffs products, life science products, electronic products, and synthetic fibers in Japan and internationally. The company offers chemical products, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), crosslinked PVC, vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymers, paste PVC, acryl grafted-vinyl chloride copolymer, chlorinated PVC, and PVC compounds. It also provides impact modifiers, heat-resistance modifiers, and processing aid resins for PVC; silyl-terminated polyethers; acrylic silicon polymers; liquid polymers for elastic adhesives; terminally reactive liquid acrylic polymers; telechelic polyacrylates; thermal conductivity engineering plastics compounds; engineering resins for injection molding; weather-resistant acrylic films; isobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers; and toughness-enhancing masterbatches for epoxy resins. In addition, the company offers polypropylene foams, expandable polystyrene, polystyrene foam boards, and Kanelite Foam products, as well as wooden house construction systems; and polyimide films, high thermal conductive graphite sheets, bonded magnets, multi-layer insulation products, and transparent films for optical use. Further, it provides thin-film silicon photovoltaic modules; performance fibers comprising hair accessory products, pile eco fur and toy, and flame-retardant materials; catheters for intravascular treatment, testing equipment, blood purification systems, ophthalmic medical devices, regenerative and cell medicine, and regenerative medicines; and intermediates, chromatography resins, functional foodstuffs, contracted manufacturing and services, and drug discovery search for biopharmaceuticals. Additionally, the company offers margarine, shortening, cacao butter substitute, whipping cream, bakery yeast, and spices, as well as cream for kneading and other uses. Kaneka Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Corporate Governance

Kaneka Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of January 1, 2018 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 9; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 7.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.