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History of Metal Finishing Department

1949 Buffing Compound
1958 Nickel plating brightener
1963 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for plating on plastic
1966 Liquid buffing compounds, Treatment chemicals for aluminum
1970 Cyanide-free zinc plating brightener
1978 Started manufacturing and sales of electroless nickel plating products
1980 Started joint development with Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd. for TAC DYESTUFF, focusing on dye developments to color anodized aluminum substrates
1982 Started manufacturing and sales of pre-treatment products for PWBs Started manufacturing and sales of acid copper plating additives for through-hole plating
1983 High corrosion resistance plating
1985 Started manufacturing and sales of anodizing process products for aluminum die-casting parts
1986 Built R & D center for metal finishing department
1989 Developed the technology to extend bath life of electroless Ni plating solutions
1992 Isolated circuit board plating
1994 Built business center for metal finishing department
1995 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for direct electro-Cu plating for PWBs
1996 Developed automatic bath control system for electroless Ni plating solutions
1998 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for eco-friendly plating process to plate on plastic, chemicals for Pb-free electroless Ni plating
2000 Started manufacturing and sales of plating chemicals for Sn-Cu alloy to realize lead-free requirements
2001 Started manufacturing and sales of plating chemicals for via-filling and for trivalent chromium conversion
2002 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for electroless Cu plating for the next generation
2003 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for neutral electroless Ni/electroless Au plating process
2005 Started manufacturing and sales of plating chemicals for via-filling, chemicals to form fine patterns
2006 Started manufacturing and sales of PFOS-, Pb-free composite electroless plating solutions, electroless plating chemicals for FPCs
2008 Started manufacturing and sales of chemical process for electroless Ni/Pd/Au plating
2009 Started manufacturing and sales of acid copper plating additives for via-filling for the next generation, all-wet plating chemical process for polyimide films, chemical process for electroless Pd/Au plating
2010 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for trivalent Cr plating, electroless Cu chemical process to plate on isolated circuit boards
2011 Started manufacturing and sales of chemicals for Zn-Ni alloy plating, chemical concersion, formaldehyde-free electroless Cu plating solutions, chemical process to form lamination structures for LED lights
2012 Started manufacturing and sales of electroplating for black colors
2013 Started manufacturing and sales of chemical process for Cr-free etcing for plating on plastic
2014 Started manufacturing and sales of electroplating process products on plastic to realize high corrosion resistance
2016 Established Advanced Technology Research Center
2017 Started manufacturing and sales of chromium-, palladium-free etching process products for plastic that can shorten treatment steps significantly

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