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Updated: April 30, 2020

1931 Saika Ganryo L.P. founded.
1938 Began full-scale production of milori blue, chrome yellow, fanal pigment, and azo pigments.
1939 Company renamed Saika Shikiso Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1944 Two other companies in the industry acquired and Company name changed to Dainichiseika Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.).
Entered the offset ink business.
1948 Developed and launched colorants for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Entered the plastic colorant business.
1950 Developed and launched vinyl inks.
Entered the gravure ink business.
1953 Entered new business: mass colorant for synthetic fiber and woven fabric printing.
1955 Brought colorants for olefin resins to market.
1967 Entered the polyurethane business.
1969 Shares listed on First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1972 Dainichiseika (H.K.) Co., Ltd. established.
1974 Tai Chin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. established.
1975 CCM technology for plastics announced.
1976 Entered the UV curable coating agent business.
Sambo Fine Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. established.
1977 Esta Fine Color Corporation established.
1984 Daicolor Italy S.R.L. established.
1985 Entered the polymers derived from natural substances business.
1988 Hi-Tech Color, Inc. established.
1989 Plalloy MTD. B.V. established.
Dainichi Color (Thailand), Ltd. established.
1994 Shanghai Mitsui Plastic Compounds Ltd. established.
1995 PT. Hi-Tech Ink Indonesia established.
Dongguan Dainichi Chemical Manufactory Co., Ltd. established.
1997 Dainichiseika (H.K.) Coloring Co., Ltd. established.
2003 Daicolor Shanghai Mfg. Co., Ltd. established.
2005 Dainichi (Shenzhen) Trading Ltd. established.
2006 Dainichi Color Vietnam Co., Ltd. established.
2008 Dainichi Color India Private Ltd. established.
2013 DM Color Mexicana S.A. de C.V. established.
2016 AEOLIAN Corporation converted to a subsidiary.
2020 Established Bando Production Plant.
2021 Established Sakura Technology Innovation Center (STIC).
2022 Reclassified to Prime Market in accordance with the reorganization of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s market segmentation.