Supporting a broad range of industries as a manufacturer of intermediate materials
Recognized mainly for its printing inks and the DIC Color Guide, DIC also leverages its capabilities in synthetic resins and organic pigments, the principal raw materials for printing inks, to manufacture a wide range of other products. Used in fields other than color, such as resins and chemical materials, DIC technologies and products are all around us. This facet of DIC's identity, that is, its role as a fine chemicals manufacturer, is one of its most distinctive features. As a manufacturer of intermediate materials, DIC supplies many composite products that draw on its capabilities in color and chemicals. DIC supports a broad range of industries with a diverse range of products, including building materials, engineering plastics, synthetic resin compounds, colorants, metal carboxylates for tires and such petrochemicals as polystyrene.
Products that play a key role in every aspect of modern life
Products other than printing inks currently account for approximately 40% of DIC's sales. DIC is confident that these businesses will continue to grow in the future. An essential force behind the scenes in today's digital society, DIC provides products crucial to cellular phones, LCDs, computer circuit boards and optical discs, including CDs and DVDs. DIC also occupies the top spot in the global market for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins for automobiles, an application that demands excellent resistance to heat and vibration.