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Milestones

2020

CHIMEI Corporation celebrates its 60th anniversary, and announces a new brand identity and vision.

CHIMEI Corporation celebrates its 60th anniversary, and announces a new brand identity and vision.

2019

CHIMEI hosts a science camp to involve in science and environmental education.

CHIMEI hosts a science camp to involve in science and environmental education.

CHIMEI sponsors the Taiwan Artificial Intelligence Academy's new campus in South Taiwan, to support AI talent cultivation.

CHIMEI sponsors the Taiwan Artificial Intelligence Academy's new campus in South Taiwan, to support AI talent cultivation.

2018

Zhangzhou CHIMEI Chemical launches.

CHIMEI issues NT 5 billion in green bonds, the largest amount by a private enterprise in Taiwan.

CHIMEI issues NT 5 billion in green bonds, the largest amount by a private enterprise in Taiwan.

CHIMEI sponsors the establishment of Taiwan Artificial Intelligence Academy.

2015

CHIMEI gains ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification.

CHIMEI Museum officially opens in Tainan Metropolitan Park.

CHIMEI wins the Outstanding Innovation Enterprise Award at the 4th National Industrial Innovation Awards of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

CHIMEI wins the Silver Award of the 24th Corporate Environmental Protection Awards.

Optical-grade PC film production begins.

2014

CHIMEI gains SA 8000 Social Accountability Certification.

2013

CHIMEI completes its ABS carbon footprint verification.

2012

Donation of CHIMEI building in Tainan Metropolitan Park to Tainan City Government.

Donation of CHIMEI building in Tainan Metropolitan Park to Tainan City Government.

2010

To enhance management efficiency, CHIMEI merges with subsidiary CHIMEI Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd..

CHIMEI Corp. receives OHSAS 18001 management system certificate.

50th anniversary of founding of CHIMEI Corp.

50th anniversary of founding of CHIMEI Corp.
50th anniversary of founding of CHIMEI Corp.

2009

To enhance management efficiency, CHIMEI merges with subsidiary CHIMEI Asahi Corporation.

2008

CHIMEI Corp. signs formal agreement with Grand Pacific Petrochemical under which Zhenjiang CHIMEI is merged with Zhenjiang Guoheng Plastics. Following the merger, Zhenjiang CHIMEI’s annual ABS capacity rises to 700,000 tons, making it the leading ABS manufacturer in China.

2005

Group establishes CHIMEI brand and updates corporate identity system.

Group establishes CHIMEI brand and updates corporate identity system.

2002

Start of polycarbonate (PC) production.

Production of optical-grade light guide plates.

2000

Receives Japan’s TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) Outstanding Award.

1999

CHIMEI establishes the CHIMEI Asahi Corporation through a joint venture with Japan’s Asahi Kasei. The new company produces polycarbonate (PC) after testing and confirming a new, environmentally-friendly “non-phosgene, no solvent” method.

CHIMEI establishes the CHIMEI Asahi Corporation through a joint venture with Japan’s Asahi Kasei. The new company produces polycarbonate (PC) after testing and confirming a new, environmentally-friendly “non-phosgene, no solvent” method.

Founder Shi Wen-Long (Chairman of the CHIMEI Corp. at that time) receives the 4th Nikkei Asia Prize from Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun,Inc.. Shi was the first private individual to receive this honor, and was also the first resident of Taiwan to do so.

Founder Shi Wen-Long (Chairman of the CHIMEI Corp. at that time) receives the 4th Nikkei Asia Prize from Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun,Inc.. Shi was the first private individual to receive this honor, and was also the first resident of Taiwan to do so.

CHIMEI Corp. passes ISO 14001 environmental protection certification.

1998

CHIMEI begins R&D and manufacturing of electronic chemical products.

1996

Establishment of Zhenjiang CHIMEI Chemical.

Establishment of Zhenjiang CHIMEI Chemical.

1995

Begins production of (TPE) rubber products.

1994

CHIMEI occupies the world’s largest ABS plant (annual capacity exceeds 800,000 tons).

1993

CHIMEI Corp. receives ISO 9001/ ISO9002 quality certification.

1992

Receives Taiwan’s 1st Corporate Environmental Award of Excellence in recognition of environmental performance.

CHIMEI Museum opens.

1988

Establishes a two-day weekend system 13 years prior to government mandate.

1987

Establishment of CHIMEI Hospital.

1985

CHIMEI and Poly Chemical merge to form “CHIMEI Corp.”

Provides employees with opportunities for overseas travel via the “Employee Domestic and Foreign Travel Regulations”.

1981

Begin production of AS resins.

1980

Acquires PMMA pellet and panel technology, and begin production of acrylic pellets.

1977

Establishes the CHIMEI Culture Foundation.

1976

Produces ABS (monthly capacity of 200 tons), making CHIMEI the first ABS producer in Taiwan.

1973

Adopts an employee stock ownership system ahead of most companies in Taiwan.

1972

Organizes an operating committee, and separates management powers from ownership (general manager system).

1969

Begin production of polystyrene products (GPS/HPS/EPS).

1968

Establishes identifying “CM” logo, which is used until 2005.

Establishes identifying “CM” logo, which is used until 2005.

Establishes Poly Chemical as a joint venture with Japan’s Mitsubishi Petrochemical to produce polystyrene (PS) products.

Establishes Poly Chemical as a joint venture with Japan’s Mitsubishi Petrochemical to produce polystyrene (PS) products.

1965

Establishes the Chi-Lin Resin Company as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Petrochemical and Mitsubishi Corporation, engages in the manufacture of PE processed products.

Establishes the Chi-Lin Resin Company as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Petrochemical and Mitsubishi Corporation, engages in the manufacture of PE processed products.

1960

Becomes Taiwan’s first acrylic producer.

Becomes Taiwan’s first acrylic producer.

Mr. Shi Wen-Long establishes CHIMEI Co., Ltd..

Mr. Shi Wen-Long establishes CHIMEI Co., Ltd..

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