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- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Kaneka Corporation (Kaneka) is a chemical manufacturing company. The company is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. It carries out the manufacture and sale of chemicals, solar photovoltaic cells, polymers, biotechnology and electronic products. The company's product offerings include Polyvinyl chloride, Caustic soda, Hydrochloric acid, Flexible PVC compounds, Rigid PVC compounds, Paste PVC and Chlorinated PVC. Kaneka markets these products under the brands Eperan, Lixelle, Kanecaron, Kanekalon, Kaneka and Papre. It has manufacturing plants in Takasago city, Hyogo; Osaka; Otsu city, Shiga; Kamisu city and Ibaraki. Geographically, the company's operations are spread in various countries including Japan, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia, Vietnam, India and the US. Kaneka has headquarters at Kita-ku, Osaka, and Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Kaneka Corporation Key Recent Developments

Oct 09, 2013: Synthetic starts 12.7MW solar power plant operations in Japan
May 10, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY476.5 Billion In Fiscal 2013
Feb 12, 2013: EPFL’s Single-junction Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Achieves 10.7% Efficiency
Feb 08, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY353.3 Billion For Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012

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Table Of Contents

Kaneka Corporation (4118) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Kaneka Corporation - Key Facts 6
Kaneka Corporation - Key Employees 7
Kaneka Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Kaneka Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Kaneka Corporation - Medical Equipment Pipeline Products Data 11
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13
Kaneka Corporation - History 15
Kaneka Corporation - Company Statement 18
Kaneka Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 19
Joint Venture 20
Section 2 - Company Analysis 21
Kaneka Corporation - Business Description 21
Kaneka Corporation - Corporate Strategy 22
Kaneka Corporation - SWOT Analysis 23
SWOT Analysis - Overview 23
Kaneka Corporation - Strengths 23
Strength - Operational Network 23
Strength - Focused Research and Development 23
Strength - Growth in Functional Plastics Segment 23
Kaneka Corporation - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Patent Infringement Concerns 25
Kaneka Corporation - Opportunities 26
Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets 26
Opportunity - Optimistic Polymeric Foams Market 26
Opportunity - Business Alliances 26
Kaneka Corporation - Threats 27
Threat - Competitive Pressure 27
Threat - Environmental Regulations 27
Threat - Challenges in Solar PV Market 27
Kaneka Corporation - Key Competitors 28
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30
Performance Chart 32
Financial Performance 32
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34
Section 4 - Company's Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 35
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
Kaneka Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 39
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 40
Nov 14, 2014: Kaneka launches OLED lighting device with both the longest life in the world at approximately 50,000 hours and minimal color change 40
May 20, 2014: Terumo BCT Enters Agreement with Kaneka Corporation 41
Section 6 - Appendix 42
Methodology 42
Ratio Definitions 42
About GlobalData 46
Contact Us 46
Disclaimer 46

List of Tables
Kaneka Corporation, Key Facts 6
Kaneka Corporation, Key Employees 7
Kaneka Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Kaneka Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Kaneka Corporation Number of Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 12
Kaneka Corporation Number of Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 14
Kaneka Corporation, History 15
Kaneka Corporation, Other Locations 19
Kaneka Corporation, Subsidiaries 19
Kaneka Corporation, Joint Venture 20
Kaneka Corporation, Key Competitors 28
Kaneka Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 29
Kaneka Corporation, Annual Ratios 30
Kaneka Corporation, Interim Ratios 33
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
Kaneka Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 39
Currency Codes 42
Capital Market Ratios 42
Equity Ratios 43
Profitability Ratios 43
Cost Ratios 44
Liquidity Ratios 44
Leverage Ratios 45
Efficiency Ratios 45

List of Figures
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13
Kaneka Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32
Kaneka Corporation, Ratio Charts 34
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38

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