Tosoh Annual Report 2016: Research and Development


Our R&D programs aim to strengthen our core businesses and to enhance our ability to more quickly develop products aligned with the demands of the market. To stay on the leading edge in our priority fields, we stimulate internal cooperation to maximize organizational resources and generate synergies. We also collaborate in joint research projects with external research facilities, at universities and other educational institutions, and at public research laboratories.

Tosoh’s R&D team consists of some 890 people focusing on product and technology improvements as well as laying the groundwork for future business. In fiscal 2016, Tosoh invested ¥13.7 billion (US$121.6 million) in its R&D programs, up slightly from the prior fiscal year.

Tosoh AR16 RD expenditure graphic


Priority R&D Themes


R&D Organization


R&D by Business Group

Forward-Looking Statements: Annual reports contain estimates, projections, and other forward-looking statements, which are subject to unforeseeable risks and uncertainties. Readers should understand that Tosoh’s business and financial results could differ significantly from management’s estimates and projections.

For reference purposes only, US dollar amounts have been translated, unless otherwise indicated, from yen at the rate of ¥112.68 = US$1, the prevailing exchange rate at the end of the fiscal year under review.

Tosoh Corporation’s 2016 fiscal year covers the period from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016.