Kobayashi and its organizations have built up trustful relations with not only customers, but also material or resource manufactures, and accumulated plenty of expert knowledge and know-how.
Kobayashi has also set up an organization across the departments to enhance cooperation. Many synergy effects have been generated such as application of technology developed in each department to the other departments.
The KOBASOL Division mainly supplies customers with multipurpose KOBASOL developed by utilizing our unique compound technology for processors of industrial parts, toys, and miscellaneous products both inside and outside Japan.
This division is working on the development of various types of liquid compounds from polyvinyl chloride to urethane, epoxy, and acryl having superior environmental performance, and provides a wide range of products tailored to meet customers’ applications.
The Packaging Division deals in packaging for food such as natto (fermented soybeans), tofu, and frozen desserts. These are produced in an integrated manner, from the sheet forming all the way up to the completed product at our own proprietary factories.
Our production facilities, which were designed based on those of pharmaceutical manufacturers, have a high-level hygiene-control system that is the equivalent to that used at food factories. Operational improvements continually take place through TPM activities and under the supervision of professional consultants, and with the aim of continuous improvements being made to not only our facilities but also the abilities and consciousness of our employees.
This division manufactures and sells packaging for fruits, vegetables, and various other food items found in supermarkets and convenience stores. The components for said packaging primarily consist of paper and film.
As a manufacture, the materials are produced by our own domestic and overseas factories, as well as subcontract factories.
This enables the Distribution Materials Division to produce a variety of film products that incorporate added value, for example greater heat resistance, durability, creative designs, and antifogging properties that can be tailored to a wide range of products with differing characteristics, and from food through to daily commodities, general merchandise, cosmetics, and medical supplies.
Our Industrial Implements and Materials Division has been dealing in a wide range of plastic sheeting, films, and pellets used in various industrial fields, from multipurpose materials to use-specific materials having high functionality over 60 years.
Our sales staff understand customers’ needs precisely based on experiences and achievements that we have accumulated over many years, and coordinate optimal materials and products through cooperation with manufacturers of raw and other materials in many countries with which we have built up a close relationship of mutual trust.
New business division
The New Business Division develops a new market for new products developed by the Technical Research Laboratory, undertaking from production and sales to marketing such as market research.
Technical research laboratory
Our Technical Research Laboratory responds to areas beyond the scope of our existing businesses, and conducts research and development of new original products.