Mitsui & Co., Ltd. East Asia Bloc

Our Business

Basic Chemicals

As a member of the Basic Chemicals Business Unit of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., which focuses on two core business areas in the global chemicals market – providing logistics services and business investments, the Basic Chemicals Segment of Mitsui's China Bloc has been making a wide range of contributions to the development of the chemicals industry in China.

Product lineup

Product lineup
  • Methanol and olefins related products:
    Methanol, acetic acid derivatives
  • Aromatics and industrial chemicals related products:
    Aromatics, styrene, paraxylene, polyester raw materials, phenol, acetone, bisphenol, various types of solvent, acrylic acid, nylon raw materials
  • Chlor-alkali related products:
    Industrial salts, caustic soda, soda ash, EDC/VCM, urethane raw materials
  • Green-specialty chemicals related products:
    Oleochemicals, paper-making chemicals, detergent and surfactant raw materials, alpha olefin and its derivatives, rosin and its derivatives, perfume raw materials, biosuccinic acid, bioglycol, isoparaffin, DIB, cresols and vitamins raw materials, hydroquinone and resorcin, etc.

Business activities

At present, the Basic Chemicals Segment of Mitsui's China Bloc maintains staff in each of the four Units – Beijing (including offices in Tianjin, Dalian and Qingdao), Shanghai (including offices in Nanjing and Wuhan), Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. The Segment engages in businesses in a wide range of product segments, including methanol and olefin, aromatics and industrial chemicals, chlor-alkali, and also green-specialty chemicals. We make efforts on a daily basis in order to precisely respond to the constantly changing needs of our customers and business partners, while taking advantage of Mitsui's extensive sales network within China and around the globe, as well as the competitive product lineups offered by the businesses in which we invest in various parts of the world.

Looking to the future, the Basic Chemicals Segment of Mitsui's China Bloc is committed to continually making contributions to the advancement of the chemicals industry in China, which has now become the largest chemicals market and producer in the world, by not only engaging in logistics businesses, but also seeking various business investment opportunities that may serve the interests of our customers and business partners.