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Sanyo Kako Company Ltd. compounder of the month


Head office location: Tokyo ,Japan Date founded: 1959


President & CEO: Hiroshi Saiki No. of employees: 200 Sales 2015: €65m (AMI estimate)


Plant locations: Kansai, Japan; Kanto, Japan Production 2015: 170,000 tonnes


Profile: Sanyo Kako Company Ltd began operations in 1959 at its Kanto Factory in Yokohama-City, opening its Kansai factory in Neyagawa-City in 1960. The company has grown considerably since then, founding a number of associated companies across Asia, including locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China and Vietnam, as well as in the US and Mexico.


Product line: Sanyo Kako produces a range of standard colour compounds plus custom colour compounds to individual customer requirements. Polymers compounded include PEEK, PA, PBT, PET, POM, PC, PMMA, ABS and PS. The company operates a clean room for production of high quality compounds for optical, medical, film and sheet applications.


Product strengths: Sanyo Kako claims to have expertise to produce custom colour compounds to precise client specifications and requirements. Its product line includes a number of special effect colours including Opalight, which yields a bright and glossy pearl-effect moulded finish reminiscent of sea shells, and an extensive range of metallic-effect colours.


To be considered for ‘Compounder of the Month’ contact Elizabeth Carroll at ec@amiplastics.com


Forthcoming features The next issues of Compounding World magazine will have special reports on the following subjects:


December Flame retardants Laboratory compounders Anti-counterfeiting additives K 2016 show review: Part 2


January 2017 Polymer foam technologies Pelletising systems Film additives Emission and odour control


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