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Kyoto Technical Center

Kyoto Technical Center (KTC) is located at the heart of Kyoto, one of the most famous historical cities in the world. Since 1993, KTC has supported Arkema’s customers in the Asia-Pacific region.


KTC's mission is to offer innovative business and technical solutions to Arkema's customers in the Asia-Pacific region, mainly focusing on the Japanese and Korean markets.


While providing high level of technical support tailored to our customers' needs, the KTC team, through application development and collaboration with top-notch local partners, participates in creating new businesses.

For the seventh consecutive year, Arkema honored as "Top 100 Most Innovative Organizations and Companies” in the World, compiled by Clarivate Analytics.


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KTC aspires to become an essential and reliable expertise provider and a partner for all Arkema's current and future customers in Japan, Korea and all over the Asia-Pacific region.

Health, safety and environment (HSE)

HSE is always our top priority and it remains at the core of all KTC's activities. Frequently held safety audits and review meetings enable us to foster strong awareness of its importance and make us continue to strive in our attempts to raise our safety standards even higher. In May 2013, ARKEMA K.K. recorded 10 years zero total recordable injury rate (TRIR).


KTC has various laboratories:

  • analytical laboratory
  • chemical laboratory
  • aging test laboratory
  • mechanical testing laboratory
  • polymer processing laboratory

All our engineers are working closely with the other Arkema group research centers in France, USA and China to provide high level technical support and create new business in the Asia-Pacific region.


Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region is key for the continuous growth of KTC. From new business development point of view, KTC has established strong partnerships with customers in chemical, automotive, electronics, paints and coating and photovoltaic industries in the field of new energy development, renewable materials, lightweight materials, water management and organic electronics.

Also, KTC has partnerships with major universities both in terms of research projects and researcher exchange.