SCHAUMBERG, IL - Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas Inc. officially began operations on April 1, 2011, according to a company spokesman. A carve-out from the Kyowa Hakko Group, with the support of Japan Industrial Partners, the new independent company will operate from corporate offices in Schaumberg, IL.

Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas’ broad line of products includes synthetic fatty acids, specialty diols, functional monomers and other high-performance chemicals based on proprietary synthesis technologies. Lubricants, adhesives, paint and coatings, cosmetics, and toiletries are among the many industry categories in which the products perform key roles.

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