History

1960s

1960 3 Okazaki Plant established.
6

Toyo Rayon Science Foundation (now Toray Science Foundation) established.

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8 Toyo Construction Co., Ltd. (now Toray Engineering Co., Ltd.) established.
1962 9

Basic Research Laboratories (now Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories) established (Kamakura).

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1963 3

Thai Toray Textile Mills Co., Ltd. (now Thai Toray Textile Mills Public Company Limited) established in Thailand.

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5 Production of rayon yarn phased out.
6 Full-scale production of TORAYFAN™ polypropylene film began (Shiga).
12

Toray Nylon Thai Co., Ltd. (now Thai Toray Synthetics Co., Ltd.) established in Thailand.

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1964 2 Production of TOYOLAC™ ABS resin began (Nagoya).
3 Production of TORAYLON™ acrylic fiber began (Ehime).
6 Toyo Products Co., Ltd. (now Du Pont-Toray Co., Ltd.) established as a result of equal investment by Toyo Rayon and Du Pont.

Marketing of SILLOOK™ polyester filament yarn--a substitute for natural silk--began.
1965 12 Toray New York, Inc. (now Toray Industries (America), Inc.) established in the U.S.
1966 3 Marketing of PROMILAN™ nylon 66 began.
12 Toray Silicone Co., Ltd. (now Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.) established as a result of equal investment by Toyo Rayon and Dow Corning in the U.S.
1968 9 Full-scale production of TORAYPEF™ polyolefin foam began (Shiga).