Segment Information

Fiscal 2020 Results (2020 April 1 to 2021 March 31)

Advanced Materials

Advanced Plastics

Automobile components (Fortron KPS)
Automobile components (Fortron KPS)

In the advanced plastics category, sales of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and polyglycolic acid (PGA) products usedin the process of shale oil and gas fracking declined, but sales of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) used as a bindermaterial for lithium-ion secondary batteries rose to more than offset the declines for PPS and PGA, contributing tohigher revenue for the category. Operating profit was flat year on year due to higher PGA losses, a decline in equity income from a US affiliate, and other factors.

Carbon Products

Insulating materials for high temperature furnaces (KRECA FR)
Insulating materials for high temperature furnaces (KRECA FR)

Revenue and operating profit in the carbon products category fell due to lower sales of carbon fiber used in sliding materials for automotive parts and heat insulating materials for high-temperature furnaces.

Specialty Chemicals

Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals

Therapeutic agent for chronic renal failure (KREMEZIN)
Therapeutic agent for chronic renal failure (KREMEZIN)

Revenue and operating profit in the agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals category increased as a rise in sales of agricultural and horticultural fungicides offset lower sales of Kremezin (therapeutic agent for chronic renal failure)

Industrial Chemicals

Organic Chemicals (Para-Dichlorobenzene)
Organic Chemicals (Para-Dichlorobenzene)

Revenue and operating profit in the industrial chemicals category fell due to lower sales of organic and inorganic chemicals.

Specialty Plastics

Consumer Products

Household wrap film (NEW Krewrap)
Household wrap film (NEW Krewrap)

Both revenue and operating profit increased in the consumer goods category as sales of New Krewrap plastic wrap for household use and Seaguar fluorocarbon fishing lines increased.

Food Packaging Materials

Food packaging film (Krehalon ML)
Food packaging film (Krehalon ML)

Revenue and profit both fell in the packaging materials category due primarily to declines in sales of heat-shrink multilayer film and other products and due partly to the transfer of the blow bottle business in the previous year.

Construction and Other Operations

Construction

Construction work
Construction work

In Construction, public-sector construction projects were on par with the previous year, but the cancellation and postponement of private-sector construction drove declines in revenue and operating profit.

Other Operations

Industrial waste treatment facility
Industrial waste treatment facility

Both revenue and operating profit rose in the environmental engineering category due to higher volumes of industrial waste treatment and processing and a temporary increase in the volume of waste treatment and processing related to natural disasters. In the logistics category, both revenue and operating profit remained flat year on year. Meanwhile, the hospital operations category reported a decline in sales and a wider operating loss.