Pana-Chemical began as a chemical material distributor for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now Panasonic Corporation). In 1973, we began to recycle the EPS being discarded at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and over the years, we have become a recycling specialist that serves 80% of the Japanese EPS recycling market.
As international demand increased, we began to apply our EPS expertise to other plastics, and we have become a trusted supplier of various high-quality recycled plastics in an industry in which good plastic was usually mixed with bad.
Today, the belief that plastic is bad for the environment is spreading, a belief justified in part by the prevalence of low-quality plastic raw materials. However, properly processed plastic is a resource, not garbage, and the trading of resource plastic is an integral part of the modern economy.
We work with specialists to inform our customers about running safe and reliable recycling operations, and we hold seminars and operate websites to provide trustworthy information about plastic recycling. We have also developed a database management program for managing warehouse inventories, creating documents, and tracking international transactions within a unified, transparent system.
Our plan, based on our business philosophy, is to provide information, in addition to products and technology, so that plastic recycling can be carried out properly throughout the industry.