Supporting the foundations of industry and the stable supply of materials, and using the power of chemistry to create value and help solve challenges faced by society

Business fields

  • Methanol and ammonia
  • Olefins and chlor-alkali
  • Aromatics and industrial chemicals
  • Gas chemicals
  • Basic chemicals
  • Performance monomers
  • Tank terminal business

Salt business (01:07)

Committing to stable supply of quality salt for industry & food application from 2 salt fields located in West Australia

Major activities

We develop businesses with a strong local presence, leveraging our sales network, diverse product areas and customer bases around the world.

The Basic Materials Business Unit's operations are centered around basic chemical feedstock, which supports a wide range of industry domains around the world.

Our trading business functions as an antenna to fulfil the needs of clients by capturing various industrial trends across the chemical industry and beyond, utilizing our network of offices located around the world. The chemical industry plays a fundamental role in technological innovation and it is becoming more important than ever in the current tide of times, with increasing populations in emerging countries, QoL improvement, and trends in low carbon and recycling. We aim to capture new business opportunities by addressing social challenges such as the establishment of a recycling oriented society.

In addition to buying and selling products, we leverage our unique collective strength in providing solutions to industry challenges, adding value through activities such as logistics services, marketing support, and initiatives to improve the value of affiliated companies.

Creating new trading and investment cycles beyond industry boundaries

Utilizing our client partnerships and industry intelligence combined with our collective strength, we excel in unique areas such as chemical production with shale gas feedstock. Through business investments, we strive to penetrate the domestic market by establishing a business model of local production for local consumption and develop new business in the field of high value-added function materials.

Key projects

  • Methanol production business with Celanese (U.S.A.)
  • Methanol production business at IMC (Saudi Arabia)
  • Salt business at Shark Bay and Onslow salt fields (Australia)
  • Methanol production business with Celanese (U.S.A.)
  • Tank terminal business (U.S.A. and Belgium)