As the core business of the UBE Group, the chemicals business is positioned to drive the growth of the UBE Group.
UBE supplies a broad range of products that are used in industry and everyday life. They include caprolactam (nylon raw material), diverse industrial chemicals, nylon resins used to make food wrapping films and automotive components, commodity plastic polyethylene, and chemical products such as butadiene rubber.
UBE's products have excellent reputation for use in high-end applications. Products in this category include polyimides that command a large market share for use in circuit boards in thin panel displays, advanced materials such as electrolytes and separators for lithium-ion batteries, and fine chemicals that are being developed for eco-friendly applications.
UBE's pharmaceuticals business revolves around a two-pronged business strategy entailing drug discovery and pharmaceuticals manufacturing. Drug discovery is conducted in partnership with pharmaceutical companies to bring new pharmaceuticals to market. Manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediates encompasses contract manufacturing of new drugs and generic drugs.