Corporate History

July
1951
Patented PVA sponge production.
August
1952
Started PVA Sponge Business via Kanebo Group (at the time, Kanegafuchi Boseki KK, then later renamed as Kanebo, Ltd.).
August
1962
Merged with Kanegafuchi Boseki KK.
August
1969
Relocated factory from beside Sumida River, Tokyo to current location in Kitatone kogyo-danchi (industrial complex), Ibaraki as Kanto Plant.
September
1999
Acquired ISO9001.
December
1999

Founded AION Co., Ltd. as wholly-owned subsidiary of SOFT99 Corporation.
* Took over Chemical Products Business (Sponge Business, Tufbell Business) from Kanebo, Ltd. (at the time, Kanebo (in Chinese character), Ltd.).

March
2006
Acquired ISO14001.
March
2007
Withdrew the materials business from agricultural field