Overview of Denka Asia Pacific

In 1980, to manufacture acetylene black, Denka Co Ltd established Denka Singapore Ptd Ltd (DSPL) as a pioneer member of the first Singapore Petrochemical Complex project.

Denka Advantech Pte Ltd (DAPL) was subsequently established in 1989 to develop and manufacture fused silica filler. DAPL’s fused silica filter is an outstanding product which has captured a major share of the world’s market for fused silica filler.

In 1996, DSPL set up a manufacturing plant for polystyrene on Seraya Island, and after its expansion in 2006 and 2012, the plant has become the world’s largest styrenic resins production chain.

With the incorporation of Denka Chemicals Holdings Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (DCHA) in 2009, Denka Co Ltd has enhanced the group management function of Singapore for the Asia Pacific region.

In 2013, DAPL set up a plant in Tuas South to manufacture the synthetic fiber, ‘Toyokalon®’. Established in the same year, Denka Infrastructure Technologies Pte Ltd (DIPL) markets special cement additives in India, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the ASEAN region.

In 2015, DCHA acquired a Malaysian company and renamed it Denka Infrastructure Malaysia Sdn Bhd (DISB). DISB’s subsidiary company, ESTOP Sdn Bhd, produces building materials used in waterproofing, flooring, surface treatments and coatings.

DCHA has also invested in Denka Advanced Materials Vietnam Co Ltd (DAV), which consists of a new plant. The plant started manufacturing polyvinylchloride (PVC) tape, ‘VINI-TAPE®’ in 2015, and began the production of Denka Thermo Film in 2016.

In 2017, DCHA opened its first research and development (R&D) facility, Denka Life Innovation Research Pte Ltd (DLIR), in Singapore. DLIR focuses on vaccines and diagnostic research and aims to develop researchers under Singapore’s advanced life science R&D environment.