Global brand "SHIRASAGI®"
Having DNA inherited from the pharmaceutical manufacture, Osaka Gas Chemicals provides world class activated carbon solutions based on the sate-of-art technology and long experienced know-how, derived from diligent efforts and persist challenges since the start of manufacturing in 1937.
The brand “SHIRASAGI®” has been established as a global leading brand.
Solution for processed products
Our activated carbon specialty products are manufactured by our group company based on our originated fiber spinning and activation technology. Also products with designing and process technologies using our own unique adsorption materials such as granular activated carbon are also available.
We would like to reply to our clients’ requests regarding water treatment, air/gas treatment, water purifier, liquid purification, solvent recovery, medical use, and deodorization for industries and so on.
Osaka Gas Chemical Group Worldwide Network
We have good and competitive supply partners of raw materials globally. For manufacturing, subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Asia including Japan are widely dispersed geographically but integrated in quality and production process to secure stable supply. We are servicing to our customers in more than 100 countries through Jacobi Carbons AB who joined to our Osaka Gas Chemical Group in 2013, from 10 plants all over the world as one of the world leaders of activated carbon manufacturer.
History of activated carbon business
|1936||Introduces technologies of manufacturing activated carbons.|
|1937||Starts production of powdered carbons activated by zinc chloride.Starts sales of activated carbons with the brand name of SHIRASAGI.|
|1953||Starts production of powdered carbons activated by steam.|
|1962||Starts production of granular coconut-shell activated carbons in Shimizu Plant.|
|1968||Starts R&D and production of activated carbons for cigarette filters.|
|1969||Develops molecular sieving carbon, 5A.Minabe Chemical Industries, Ltd. is established in Wakayama, Japan.|
|1971||Century Chemical Works Sdn. Bhd. is established in Penang, Malaysia to start production of powdered carbons activated by steam.|
|1972||Davao Central Chemical Corporation is established in Davao, Philippines to start production of granular coconut-shell activated carbons.|
|1974||Starts production and sales of spherical activated carbons at Hakata Chemical Co., Ltd. in Ehime, Japan.|
|2003||Inauguration of Japan EnviroChemicals (split as 100% subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical).|
|2005||2005 Affiliated with Osaka Gas Group (transfer of stock from Takeda Pharmaceutical to Osaka Gas and Osaka Gas Chemicals).|
|2006||Introduces the divisional organization and establishes Activated Carbon Business Division.|
|2011||The Activated Carbon Facility for cigarette filters was moved from Shimizu Plant to Minabe Chemical Industries.|
|2014||The activated carbon production and sales company Jacobi Carbons AB and its 19 subsidiaries became members of the Osaka Gas Chemicals Group.|
|2015||Osaka Gas Chemicals merged Japan EnviroChemicals Ltd.
Minabe obtained Halal certification.
|2016||DCCC obtained Halal certification.|
R&D Laboratory, Osaka, Japan
Powdered activated carbon facility in Century Chemical Works Sdn. Bhd.
Rotary kiln in Minabe Chemical Industries, Ltd.
|Powder activated carbon||21,000ton/year|
|Granular activated carbon||19,000ton/year|
|Molecular sieving carbon/
Carbon molecular sieve
|Regenerated activated carbon||7,000ton/year|
Production sites & group Companies
Minabe Chemical Industries, Ltd.
|Head Office||173-1, Kisato, Minabe-cho, Hidaka-gun, Wakayama 645-0011, JAPAN|
Hakata Chemical Co., Ltd.
|Head Office||290, Kinoura, Hakata-cho, Imabari, Ehime 794-2305, JAPAN|
Davao Central Chemical Corporation (DCCC)
|Head Office||Km.19 Tibungco, Davao City 8000, Philippines|
Century Chemical Works Sdn. Bhd. (CCB)
|Head Office||Mk.1, No 1026, Lorong Perusahaan Dua, Prai Industrial Complex, 13609 Prai, Province Wellesley, Malaysia.|
Jacobi Carbons AB (Jacobi Carbons Group)
|Head Office||Slojdaregatan 1, SE-393 53 Kalmar, Sweden|
|TEL||+46 480 41 75 50|
|FAX||+46 480 41 75 59|