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Toagosei Co., Ltd.
Native name
Type Public KK
TYO: 4045
ISIN JP3556400004
Industry Chemicals
FoundedMarch 31, 1942;80 years ago (1942-03-31)
Founder Momosuke Fukuzawa
Area served
Key people
Mikishi Takamura
(President and CEO)
RevenueDecrease2.svg JPY 135.3 (FY 2016) (US$ 1.2 billion) (FY 2016)
Increase2.svg JPY 13.8 billion (FY 2016) (US$ 127 million) (FY 2016)
Number of employees
2,411 (as of December 31, 2016)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2]

Toagosei Co., Ltd. (東亞合成株式会社, Toagosei Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese chemical company, producing cyanoacrylate adhesives since 1963. Other chemical products of the company include high purity gases, soda and chlorine products, and instant glue, which is sold in Japan as Aron Alpha and marketed in the United States as Krazy Glue. [3] [4] [5]

The company was originally named Yahagi Kogyo and was founded by Momosuke Fukuzawa in 1933 with the manufacturing of ammonium sulfate, sulfuric acid, and nitric acid as its products. The present company was formed when Yahagi Kogyo merged with three other chemical companies in 1944. [6]

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