Daicel Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Cellulosic Derivatives, Organic Chemicals, Plastics, Pyrotechnic Devices, and Others. The Cellulosic Derivatives segment engages in the production of various cellulosic derivatives such as cellulose acetate, acetate tow for cigarette filters, and water-soluble polymers. The Organic Chemicals segment offers various solvents and fine chemicals; acetic acid, and chiral columns used for separation of optical isomers. The Plastic segment develops unique products for numerous industrial sectors such as engineering plastics, polymer alloys and cyclic-olefin copolymers; and also develops a variety of plastic processed products such as polystyrene sheets, formed trays, and functional films. The Pyrotechnic Devices segment provides motor vehicle safety devices, airbag inflators, aerospace and defense systems. The Others segment includes membrane and warehousing business. The company was founded on September 8, 1919 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
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