Merger with Toyo Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. to strengthen specialty business

This merger represents one measure to expand the scope of Toyobo's Specialty businesses for the future. The integration of these businesses will align and fuse Toyo Kasei products, such as modified polyolefin and pharmaceutical intermediates, with Toyobo's specialty products, such as films & functional polymers and life science products.
Toyobo is seeking further growth by utilizing the management resources of both companies including core technologies, R&D, and human resources under a more agile management structure.