In 1918, Nitto was founded in Osaki, Tokyo,
paved the way for domestic production of electrical insulating materials.

Nitto Group continues to work with customers,
offers various products and develops business globally.

Nitto will continually challenge to inspire the world
and create values that a society recognizes,
taking the changes of the society as an opportunity.

Business Area / Markets

Everywhere, Support Life

Nitto has continued its challenges with
the near future in mind in areas no one else has ever challenged, and,
has now expanded to offer over 13,500 products in over 70 industries.

Nitto’s Core Technology

Creations Made Possible
by Technological Excellence

Since its establishment in 1918, Nitto has created products based on its core technologies and
has contributed to customer’ value creation with innovative ideas.

Adhesion Technology

The adhesive agents in tapes are used in a wide variety of ways due to their convenience, as it becomes fixed at the time of application, unlike glue. Nitto designs adhesive agents that firmly stick in the environment it is being applied under all sorts of conditions.
In addition, one of the major characteristics of adhesives is their ability to detach.
Nitto develops adhesive control technology, which enables adhesives to stick firmly when necessary and be removed easily without damage to objects, as well as adhesive products with various features such as “capturing,” “protecting,” and “enduring”.

Coating Technology

Coating is the application of various materials over base materials (support), to give them different qualities. Nitto can add layers with various features to films and sheets, utilizing such methods as submicron-thin coating, picture coating, lamination, asperous layer formation, and porous membrane formation.
In addition, Nitto employs its polymerization, dispersion, and mixing technologies to form thin layers, as well as utilize its film-handling and laminating technologies to develop adhesive sheets and highly functional films.

Polymer Function Control Technology

Integrating its techniques to create and process polymer materials, Nitto offers products with a variety of functions. Nitto is able to create functional polymer through synthesis and polymerization and design highly functional polymers through organic/inorganic hybrid, alloy, and blend technologies. Moreover, by processing them with such technologies as stretching, porosity forming, and surface modification, it is able to invent various kinds of functional materials.
*The animation is an example of light controlling technology. In addition, Nitto is developing various technologies, including one that does not pass water through but passes through air and one that passes through light but not heat.

Polymer Analysis and Evaluation Technology

In order to deliver outstanding performance and reliability, Nitto opens a path forward into the future by looking at various components, from causes to outcome projections. Nitto incorporates its analyzation, evaluation, and simulation techniques in product design, and provides highly reliable products by carrying out performance evaluation and durability analysis on finished products. In addition, it is able to suggest the optimal use, optimal condition for use, and best product by evaluating their actual application.
*The animation is an example of an acoustic evaluation for a car

Business Development

Responding to Global Needs

As times and places change, needs diversify.
Nitto has expanded its global market share through its Global Niche Top® and Area Niche Top® strategies,
continuing its challenge to create new values all around the world.


102 102


Employees (consolidated)

29,704 29,704


Sales (consolidated)

8,562 8,562

Billion JPY

Overseas Sales

74.1 74.1


*As of March, 2018

Onward, Toward the Future

Societies and industries surrounding people change on a daily basis.
Foreseeing a great change in the future environment,
Nitto continues to create new businesses,
strategically focusing on and strengthening 3 areas.

Contributing to Safer Transport

Next Generation Mobility

The auto industry is currently in a transition as EV and self-driving technologies develop, and the demand for electronic car products is expected to rise. Nitto is developing visible-light blocking material to avoid sunlight concentration as well as products that improve motor performance and promote safety. We are also developing such products for transportation equipment other than automobiles.

Contributing to People’s Health

Life Science Business

Oligonucleotide medicine, which is becoming the core of Nitto’s life science business, consists of the two pillars of contract manufacturing and drug discovery.
The former offers a one-stop support system for the development of oligonucleotide medicines, covering everything from its creation to analysis and aseptic packaging.
For the latter, Nitto is working with the U.S. pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb to develop medicines to cure cirrhosis and is pursuing technological applications to cancer treatment drugs.

Supporting the Information Society


Foreseeing the transition to a highly networked information society based on high-speed, large-capacity communications, Nitto is entering the field of plastic optical cables, suitable for short distance communications. These optical cables are expected to be applied in various areas such as 8k resolution broadcasting, remote healthcare, data centers, and electronic vehicles.
Displays for such devices as smartphones have evolved, as seen in flexible, wearable devices, and Nitto is developing new products together with its clients, capitalizing on its expertise in comprehensive designing.

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Nitto Helps Customers
Create Value with New Ideas

Nitto Group hopes to maintain an attitude of
relentlessly pursuing products, systems, and ideas that customers may find useful.
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