Nissan Chemical Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Functional Materials, Agrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Wholesale Business, and Others. The Chemicals segment deals with fine and basic chemicals such as melamine, sulfuric and nitric acid, ammonia, epoxy compound for sealants, flame retardants, and sterilizers. The Functional Materials segment produces display, semiconductor, and inorganic materials. The Agrochemicals segment markets herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, plant growth regulators, and veterinary drug substances. The Pharmaceuticals segment offers anti-cholesterol agents and custom chemicals. The Wholesale Business segment handles chemical trading. The Others segment includes fertilizer, transportation, landscaping, and engineering businesses. The company was founded by Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa, and Takashi Masuda in February 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.