Company name: Shin-Etsu Chemical
Sector: Chemicals and materials
Based: Japan
Winners: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Company website:
Share this award:

Referred to as the largest chemical company in Japan, Shin-Etsu has the largest global market share of polyvinyl chloride, semiconductor silicon and photomask substrates. The company’s organic and inorganic chemicals unit — which represents about half of the company’s sales — makes polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and more than 4,000 types of silicone, while its electronics materials unit makes semiconductor silicon, epoxy molding compounds, and rare earth magnets. Shin-Etsu also produces synthetic quartz used for fiber-optic communications and in LCD panels.

Accelerate your innovation

Learn how Clarivate can help you with customized IP solutions and real-time data intelligence.

Talk to an expert