|Company Name||San-Apro Ltd.|
|Head Office||11-1, Ikkyo Nomoto-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0995, Japan|
|Date of Establishment||April 1, 1966|
|Capital||60 Million Yen|
■ Tokyo Sales Office
No.10 Chuo Bldg., 1-5-6 Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023, Japan
TEL: +81-3-3241-2491 / FAX: +81-3-3245-0765
■ Osaka Sales Office
Oak Sakaisuji Honmachi Bldg., 8-12, Honmachi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0053, Japan
TEL: +81-6-6262-2355 / FAX: +81-6-6262-2385
1-40, Goryo Ohara, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8245, Japan
TEL: +81-75-382-1588 / FAX: +81-75-382-1577
Established as “San-Abbott,” a joint venture between Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. and Abbott USA.
Succeeded in the creation and industrialization of DBU, the world’s first organic super strong base. Efforts begin to pioneer usage methods.
Developed the U-CAT SA Series (DBU salts). Market development began for the products as urethane catalysts and epoxy curing accelerators.
Overseas parent company changes to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and the company name was altered to San-Apro.
Investigations began regarding technologies and markets for new products to replace DBU.Photoacid generator developed.
The CPI-100P and 101A photoacid generators (for photo cationic polymerization initiations) were introduced to the market. Efforts began to introduce these products to the can paint and optical modeling resin markets.
The high-activity, non-Sb CPI-200K product was developed and efforts began to introduce it into the marketplace.
The highly i line sensitive CPI-300 series of product are developed and enter the electronic materials market.
The company celebrated its 50th anniversary. Sales of photoacid generators steadily increase, and the business progresses in its transition.
Parent company changed to Evonik Industries AG in January of this year.
Since the company was established in 1966, we have built a product group centered on the DBU super strong base. This product group is used as a raw material in pharmaceutical intermediates, as a urethane adhesive, and as a catalyst for various epoxy sealants. In these capacities the DBU group of products has been used for many years in the housing materials market.
In addition, in 1998 we developed the photoacid generator, and entered the can painting and stereolithography resin markets. Afterward our fields of activity have expanded into the electric and electronic materials market in the areas of display-related medicals and various resist catalysts
San-Apro is a company specializing in the research and development of distinctive organic synthesis technologies. In particular, we aim to become a leading company in the field of photochemicals through thorough customization options and superior quality, primarily in the development of thermal and photoresponsive acid and base generators.
Our research center is located at the Katsura Research Laboratory of Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd., located in the Katsura Innovation Park adjacent to Kyoto University’s Katsura Campus. The research laboratory functions as a creative base for new industry-university-government collaborative industry creation. We engage in energetic exchanges with Kyoto University as well as a wide range of companies and public institutions.