We provide high-quality chemical products such as sulfuric acid, which is a base material.
- We provide sulfuric acid and its derivative products, which are indispensable base materials for each industry.
- We provide copper oxide for ship bottom coating and copper plating.
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Cuprous oxide is a red powdered pigment used as an antifoulant for ship-bottom paints to prevent barnacle build-up. Our cuprous oxide products have a large share of the domestic market. Recently, it has been used in ship-bottom paints for low fuel consumption ships with the aim of preventing marine pollution and is highly praised as an environmentally-friendly product.
This is a black powder that is used as a raw material for ferrite and also for ceramic coloring pigment, oxidation catalysts and others. We also have a lineup of products that support copper sulfate plating using an insoluble anode, which has been attracting attention in recent years.
Sulfuric acid is used as an indispensable basic material in each sector of the chemical industry. The Chemicals segment uses the sulfur roasting method to produce sulfuric acid with very little impurity and is the only company in the Kinki region that supplies sulfuric acid that can be used as a food additive.
Furukawa Chemicals Co., Ltd.
We manufactures and distributes a diversity of products such as sulphuric acid, sulphuric acid derivatives and copper-related products.
Furukawa Company Group's chemical business history dates back to when we began producing sulphuric acid in 1935. Sulphuric acid is always in great demand as a basic material essential in various industries such as chemicals, electronic parts, steel and food-processing. Since we took over the smelting business of Toa Chemical Smelting Co., Ltd. (now Tohpe Corporation) in 1944 and re-launched it as Osaka Cementation and Refining, we have steadily expanded this business.
In 2005, the chemicals business of Furukawa Co., Ltd. was spun off and Furukawa Chemicals Co., Ltd. was established.
Currently the company not only manufactures sulphuric acid, but also manufactures and distributes a line-up of sulphuric acid derivatives including polymeric ferric sulphate solution used to treat sewage and aluminium sulphate used to treat water for domestic use as an inorganic coagulant for water treatment. Furthermore, we manufacture and distribute all kinds of copper-related products such as cuprous oxide used as an ingredient in ship-bottom paints and cupric oxide used as an ingredient in copper plating.
Ferrous sulfate for food additives.
Food additive grade ferrous sulfate is used by food manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies as an iron additive in supplements and as a coloring agent for pickles. The Chemicals segment manufactures safe products as food additives by using equipment and sanitation management based on the Food Sanitation Act. If you see "Ferrous sulfate" listed in the ingredients label of foods around you, then it could be that a product of the Chemicals segment has been used.