Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Toiletries and Health Care; Petroleum and Automotives; Plastics and Textiles; Information and Electrics or Electronics; and Environmental Protection, Construction and Others. The Toiletries and Health Care segment manufactures and supplies surfactants for detergents, cleaning agents, and toiletries; pharmaceutical additives; and superabsorbent polymers. The Petroleum and Automotives segment develops and distributes thermoplastic polyurethane beads (TUB) for the interior parts of automobiles, raw materials for polyurethane foams, and lubricating oil additives. The Plastics and Textiles segment offers permanent antistatic agents, and carbon fiber and fiberglass agents. The Information and Electrics or Electronics segment includes polymerization toners, toner binders, and electrolytes for aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The Environmental Protection, Construction and Others segment manufactures and distributes polymer flocculants for wastewater treatment, and polyurethane insulation raw materials. The company was founded on November 1, 1949 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.