Tosoh to Begin Exclusive Domestic Sales of Chemtura Polymer-Based Bromine Flame Retardant

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh Corporation recently concluded a letter of intent with Chemtura Corporation for an exclusive sales agreement to sell Chemtura’s new polymer-based bromine flame retardant, Emerald Innovation® 1000, in Japan. Chemtura is a major global bromine manufacturer. Tosoh plans to launch sales sometime in 2015.

Tosoh commenced manufacture and sales of bromine in 1942. The company currently produces bromine and bromine flame retardants at its Nanyo Complex in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Bromine flame retardants are widely used as additives in manufacturing parts and materials for such products as electrical products, construction materials, and synthetic fibers. Along with the greater restrictions arising from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the trend in bromine flame retardants is moving increasingly toward polymer-based bromine flame retardants.

Tosoh plans to exclusively import and sell this new polymer-based bromine flame retardant in Japan. The company will also work on new applications for the product to further expand sales in the domestic market.



Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people and generated net sales of ¥809.7 billion (US$6.7 billion at the year-end rate of ¥120.17 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2015, ended March 31, 2015.


Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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