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Our History

Arakawa Europe was founded in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd., Osaka, Japan. Arakawa Europe is responsible for distributing Arakawa group products all over EMEA.

Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd. are the inventors of the technology for hydrogenation of petroleum resins. Arakawa developed the technology in the 1960s and have continuously produced ARKON Resins in Japan since 1970. Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1876 and is a highly reputable Japanese manufacturer of specialty materials used in a variety of industries such as paper, paint, printing inks, adhesives, textile, food and pharmaceuticals.

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Quality Management

We live the principle of sustainability in processes and procedures according to certified quality management. We are committed to providing products and services that gain customers trust and satisfaction through all stages.

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We place the highest priority on safety and quality.

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Superior Products and Services

We are committed to providing products and services that gain customers trust and satisfaction through all stages.

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Quality Processes

For us, quality means not only product quality, but also the quality of the processes that we regularly evaluate and improve.

Data Protection Information

Data provided by you remains necessary for contract performance or the completion of pre-contractual measures. Without this data we will not be able to complete and process our joint contract. We save your data for the duration of our business relations and after their end in accordance with the legal storage limitations or until fulfillment of the purposes or fulfillment of the request to erasure.
We employ a Processor (based on ERP-systems) for our data processing activities. We share your data with the following recipients or recipient categories: Companies within the Arakawa Chemical group. Your data is partly processed in Japan which means outside of the EU or the EEA. The appropriate level of protection is guaranteed in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR.
We process the following categories of your Personal Data:

  • Name/Company
  • Occupation/occupational title
  • Commercial register number
  • Contact person
  • Company address as well as other customer addresses
  • Contact information (Phone number, facsimile number, e-mail address, etc.)
  • Bank details
  • Order information
  • VAT-number
  • Customer service inquiries
  • Inquiries
  • Offers
  • Electronic and classical communication
  • E-mail exchanges


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