Hokko has been actively engaged in crop protection products business in the Japanese market as a leading manufacturer/distributor. In the field of specialty chemicals, especially application of organometalic chemistry, Hokko has also established its secure position in manufacturing new technology-intensive and high value-added products, which has led Hokko to enjoy the leading manufacturer in the world market of fine chemicals. Hokko’s research efforts are now focused on developing new products in the sectors of fast-growing specialty chemicals and biotechnology.

In the fine chemicals business unit, Hokko has utilized its outstanding Grignard reaction technology to successfully develop specialty styrene monomers for high-precision photo-resist applications.