Research & Development Sites
The Technical Management Unit, R&D Management Unit and New Business Development Headquarters in Japan collaborate with the R&D components of DIC Group companies around the world. These include DIC Graphics; the Sun Chemical Group’s research centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany; and Qingdao DIC Finechemicals, which conducts comprehensive R&D tailored to market needs in the PRC. Since fiscal year 2014, the Group has also established printing inks technical centers, polymer technical centers, solid compound technical centers and pigment technical centers in the PRC and the Asia–Pacific region and the Fine Chemical Technical Center–Korea. In addition, an algae research center in the United States capitalizes on the Group’s accumulated expertise as a producer of Spirulina to conduct comprehensive algae-related research, encompassing everything from cultivation through to practical application.