About Shin-Etsu Group

The Group comprises Shin-Etsu Chemical and 144 Group companies that cooperate to develop their respective business activities. These business activities are divided into four segments:

・Infrastructure Materials Business
・Electronics Materials Business
・Functional Materials Business
・Processing & Specialized Services Business

In each of these fields, our products maintain a strong market share, with the world’s top share in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and semiconductor silicon and the top share in Japan for silicones.

  • Overseas expansion

    Started overseas business in


  • Plants and sales bases overseas

    93locations in 19countries 93locations in 19countries

  • Share of overseas sales

    74.0% 74.0%

  • Sales composition ratio of environmental products*

    70% 70%

    *Products that contribute to the 14 areas identified by the Japanese government in 2021 as being essential to achieving the goal of carbon neutrality

  • Third-party Evaluations

    TOP 100 Global Innovator Awards TOP 100 Global Innovator Awards

    11 years in a row

    For details, see the Clarivate Analytics press release

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