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2022/02/28

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Kao to Establish a Tertiary Amine Production Plant in Texas, U.S. to Strengthen the Foundation of its Chemical Business

Kao Corporation has decided to build a new tertiary amine production plant in Pasadena, Texas, United States, mainly to meet growing demand for sterilizing/cleaning applications but also for wide range of other industrial applications.

Because of Kao's unique catalyst technology, its tertiary amines are of superior quality. Kao has the world's largest production capacity with three production sites in Japan, the Philippines, and Germany.

By establishing a new production plant in the U.S., Kao will strengthen its stable supply system for the U.S. market, which is expected to grow in the mid- to long-term. By further improving the efficiency of its supply chain, Kao aims to reduce CO2 emissions and its ecological footprint.

The new U.S. production plant is scheduled to begin operations in January 2025 and will have an annual production capacity of 20,000 tons.

The Kao Group helps to solve social issues through its business activities and has devoted itself to creating a sustainable world where all life can coexist.

About Kao

Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world. Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries, and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Combined with its chemical division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,420 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 33,500 people worldwide and has 135 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.

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