R & D Network

R&D alliances that span the globe, contributing to people everywhere and to a wide range of industries

As our business expands globally, the Kao Group actively promotes R&D activities to continuously yield high-value-added products also in Asia, America and Europe.

In the area of consumer products, our R&D network cultivates awareness of the diverse lifestyles and characteristics of different skin and hair types of people living in various regions and work to develop products based on these diverse needs. As markets themselves expand globally, the chemical products business applies Kao proprietary fundamental technologies to actively develop a wide range of products for global industries.