Widely distributed in most plants, starch is one of natural ingredients. It is produced in the leaves and green parts of plants by so called “photosynthesis” from water and carbon dioxide by the agency of chlorophyll and the energy of sun. Starch is one of the most safe and clean natural resources and widely being utilized for food, pharmaceutical and various industrial domains. However, use of starch has been somehow limited because of its nature of deterioration and retrogradation. We, at Nippon Starch Chemical Co., Ltd., since its start in 1917, as the global producer of modified starch, has overcome these obstacles and developed modified starch introducing new functions supplementing the drawbacks of natural starch and such upgraded products have been supplied to various fields for more satisfaction to our customers.

Thanks to remarkable progresses in technologies especially in the domains of communication and information, we could get instantaneously all sort of information from every corners of world. Also thanks to progress in preserving technology in foodstuff and improvement in logistic system, anything which is required to get, could be obtained around the clock. We are continuously making every possible efforts in technical innovation and development of new products to meet better and comfortable daily life. This means that it is required our further efforts are reqired to improve and create new ingredients with multifunctional of modified starch to meet tomorrow’s demands.

On the other hands, however, it is indispensable and most critical requirement to pay serious attention and consideration toward human health and environment as safety, ecology, cleanliness, and recycling are greatly highlighted. We have to tackle with the serious tasks on health and environment for future life.
We, at Nippon Starch Chemical, have been challenging in every concerned fields to research, develop and produce better products such as :-
*food ingredients containing rich dietary fiber.
*hair-friendly shampoo.
*recyclable and biodegradable adhesives for packaging/
*binding agent for glass fiber which is indispensable to produce sophisticated and continuously upgrading circuit board of computers.
*natural polymer flocculants for safety treatment of waste soil at construction sites and so forth.

There are still many other subjects remained to be settled out and we have to cope with them continuously.We trust that modified starch has an infinite possibility to solve these tasks.


REPRESENTATIVE Chairman Toshihiko. Kitamoto
President Toru. Nakajima
HEAD OFFICE 3-29, Mitsuyakita 3-chome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532- 0032 Japan
CAPITAL 100,000,000yen
BUSINESS Manufacturer and Distributor of Modified Starches
TOKYO BRANCH Advantec Bldg., 2-13, Nihonbashihoncho 3-chome,Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan


We sufficiently understand and sincerely fulfill Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in order to continue to be a reliable company for stakeholders. We don’t only follow all laws and social norms but we are also aware of the influences in society and the environment and contribute towards making an effort to build a sustainable society.


We regularly conduct a self-assessment and establish a system for the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle implementation and the risk management of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) involved in CSR.

~CSR policy~

  1. Corporate governance involved in CSR
  2. Human rights
  3. Labor
  4. Environment
  5. Fair corporate activities
  6. Quality and safety
  7. Information security
  8. Supply chain
  9. Coexistence with local communities

EcoAction 21

Nippon Starch Chemical Policy

We enthusiastically work for the ongoing improvements for protection and preservation of the environment. We are developing and producing processed starch for the various field such as food and cosmetics, the other industry by taking advantage of the properties of the natural starch. We are not only developing environment-friendly products but also manufacturing in the optimized process and reduce the influence of the environment through reduction of chemicals and conservation of energy. We are aware of the environmental influence of our business activities and purchase eco-friendly products and curtail waste and properly manage chemicals.

Eco Action 21 Report

About publication of General Business Owner Action Plan

About publication of General Business Owner Action Plan

Nippon Starch Chemical Co.,Ltd. will work on the Act on Promotion of Measures for Supporting the Development of the Next Generation, the improvement of the employment environment for the purpose of balancing employees’ work and child rearing, and the improvement of various working conditions including employees who are not raising children. We will announce the “General Business Owner Action Plan”.

Initiatives for General Business Owner Action Plan


3-29, Mitsuyakita 3-chome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532- 0032 Japan

Advantec Bldg., 2-13, Nihonbashihoncho 3-chome,Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan


1917.05 The company traces its history back to 1917 when it started the production of Modified Starch for the first time in Japan under the brand of “Red Ball” by NIPPON DENPUN SEIZOSYO, a limited partnership company located in northern part of Osaka.
1942.05 The company was incorporated in the name of NIPPON DENPUN SEIZO CO.,LTD.
1955 Started of crosslinked starch production.
1957 Started of pregelatinized starch production.
1960 Started of starch ether or ester production.
1962 Started of pyrodextrin mass production with the patented roasting manufacturing equipment.
1964 Started of maltodextrin mass production using a spray dryer.
1965.06 Opened Tokyo office.
1967.08 The name of the company has been changed to NICHIDEN KAGAKU(NIPPON STARCH CHEMICAL)CO.,LTD.
1974.06 Increased its capital to yen 100 millions.
1987.08 Established NIC STARCH PRODUCTS LTD., a joint venture plant in north-eastern Thailand, manufacturing modified starches made from tapioca starch.
2010.04 The completion of the new Company headquarters building.
2010.09 Obtained certification in the Eco Action 21.
2017.05 100th anniversary of foundation.