YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1938
Coatings for plastics
Polymers and resins
Yoshiaki Hasegawa, chairman and CEO; Joji Washino, president and COO; Yuzo Saisu, senior managing director; Satoshi Yamashita, senior VP; Shigeru Takahashi, senior VP.
Fujikura Kasei offers coatings for plastics, which include automotive interior and exterior, automotive lightings, cosmetic containers and enclosures, electronic appliances, plastic hobby items and plastic sheets; architectural coatings, such as exterior and interior building materials, decorative items and housing equipment; and electronic materials.
In 2008, Fujikura Kasei’s U.S.-based operation, Fujichem, Inc., purchased 100% of Evansville, IN-based Red Spot Paint &Varnish Co., Inc.With sales of approximately $100 million last year, Red Spot is primarily active in the automotive coatings sector. Red Spots joint venture partners in Korea and the UK, as well as Red Spot’s licensees and customers in South America, Australia, Europe, Singapore and China, further broaden Fujikura’s global footprint to serve the global coatings for plastics market.