Idemitsu Unitech belongs to the functional materials segment of the Idemitsu Kosan Group and engages in the plastic products business. After consolidating and restructuring the various businesses we have started since the foundation of Idemitsu Petrochemicals (currently Idemitsu Kosan) in 1964, Idemitsu Unitech marked its 20th anniversary this April. We owe our success to and are truly grateful for all the warm support and patronage.
Our business can be characterized by the manufacturing and distribution of food packaging, medical packaging, and industrial materials using injection molding. We have a diverse range of products, including sheets, films, zipper tapes, containers, and decorative sheets, along with the processing techniques to produce them. Notably, our packaging production caters to each product’s unique characteristics, also powered by our total packaging proposals from co-creation with customers.
While molded plastic products are useful and convenient, they have been a recent contributor to ocean plastic pollution, food loss, and other social problems on a global scale. Idemitsu Unitech sees sustainability as its core management challenge and actively takes on this challenge, working to manifest the slogan “Transformation to an environmentally-compatible plastics company.” Additionally we have been earnestly working on 3R (Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle) promotion activities for many years, and we are putting our best efforts into adopting non-petroleum materials and biodegradable plastics alongside our development of easily-recyclable products using monomaterials. We will contribute to creating a sustainable society through providing new options for customers addressing social issues.
In the future, we will expand out globally as our core challenge in the medium-term business plan, specifically centering our overseas business around the zipper tape business already established in Thailand. We also have our eyes on establishing a corporation in North America—where the largest share of global demand for our products exists―for future local manufacturing and marketing.
As our management vision, Idemitsu Unitech aims “to be an enterprise that continues to provide inspiration through co-creation of value in people, technology, and materials.” We aim to be a trusted, preferred partner for customers by co-creating one-of-a-kind products with our customers, full of originality and functionality infused by top-notch technological capabilities.
Aspiring for a different growth 20 years down the line, we will move ahead in our concerted efforts. We hope for your continued support and patronage for Idemitsu Unitech.
April 1, 2020
Kazumasa Matsushima, Representative Director & CEO