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Introducing the Activities of the UBE Group

An industrial group centered on UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD. consisting of about 140 firms in sectors including chemicals / ceramics, cement, architectural materials / machinery / transport / trading / real estate / information processing / leisure.

Chemicals & Plastics

Main products
Synthetic rubber / nylon resins / caprolactam/ industrial chemicals / fertilizers / ABS resins / polyethylene

For the production of caprolactam, which is a raw material for nylon, the UBE Group is ranked among the top three manufacturers in the world. We also produce nylon resins for use as engineering plastics in automobile parts and in a variety of other products such as food wrapping film. In addition, we are one of Asia's biggest manufacturers of synthetic rubber, and our synthetic rubber (butadiene rubber: BR) products are used by all tire manufacturers in Japan. Through these products, we support the industrial and household infrastructures.
Nylon 6: Automobile intake manifoldsNylon 12: Automotive fuel tubes
Synthetic rubber(BR): Tires, golf balls, shoe soles, etc.Polyethylene:Wrapping film for household use

Specialty Chemicals & Products / Pharmaceuticals

Main products
Specialty materials (polyimide, battery materials, gas separation membranes, communication equipment, and aerospace materials); fine chemicals (paints, adhesives, resin materials, aromatic and cosmetics chemicals, and high-purity chemicals); in-house pharmaceuticals/contract pharmaceuticals

UBE regards and promotes this segment as the core segment in its growth strategy. Highly functional and high value-added products that UBE has developed using its advanced technology in this segment include polyimide (super heat-resistant plastic), specialty electrolytes and separators for lithium ion batteries, nitrogen separation membranes and alcohol dehydration membranes, fine chemicals as raw materials for industrial use, and pharmaceutical active ingredients and intermediates. These products are used in a range of cutting-edge industries.
Polyimide films:Products for tape automated bonding(TAB) of IcsGas separation membrane modules
Lithium ion battery materials and application examplesMedical products/commissioned medical products

Cement & Construction Materials

Main products
Cement and ready-mixed concrete, construction materials, limestone, and calcia and magnesia

In addition to producing cement, which is a vital material for environmental infrastructure improvement, each factory has been actively adopting waste processing facilities to utilize in raw fuel for cement production. In addition, to meet the diverse needs of the construction industry, the UBE Group offers a varied line-up of materials such as flooring, plastering, and waterproof materials.
A kiln at the Ube Cement FactoryHigh-chlorine bypass facility at the Kanda Cement Factory
Self-leveling materialsWaterproofing materials

Machinery & Metal Products

Main products
Molding machines (die casting machines, injection molding machines, and extrusion presses); industrial machinery (crushers, kilns, bulk handling machinery, and water screening equipment); bridges and steel structures (bridges, floodgates, and steel structures); and steelmaking (billet and casting)

The machinery business consists of UBE MACHINERY CORPORATION, LTD. and its group companies. Our machinery is highly regarded, from die casting machines and injection molding machinery appreciated by automobile manufacturers worldwide, to transport equipment, crushers, bridges and steel making of billet and casting. UBE machinery group is remarkable for its high degree of reliability backed by our unique advanced technology.
Die casting machineBillets
Vertical roller millCasting

Energy & Environment

Main products
Coal, electric power, and environment-related systems

The UBE Group’s overall energy infrastructure depends on the reliable supply of imported coal through the coal business, and the supply of electric power from in-house power stations. The Group is now implementing a new energy strategy that includes involvement in electricity wholesaling. In addition, we have developed and commercialized an environmental system that gasifies waste plastic and other organic waste for use as materials for ammonia.
Okinoyama Coal CenterCoal tanker and Quay No.6, cargo-handling equipment
IPP coal-fired thermal power plantWoody biomass fuel facility at IPP power plant
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