Updated: February 10, 2015
|1931||Saika Ganryo L.P. founded.|
|1938||Began full-scale production of milori blue, chrome yellow, fanal pigment, and azo pigments.|
|1939||Company renamed Saika Shikiso Kogyo Co., Ltd.|
|1944||Two other companies in the industry acquired and Company name changed to Dainichiseika Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.).
Entered the offset ink business.
|1948||Developed and launched colorants for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Entered the plastic colorant business.
|1950||Developed and launched vinyl inks.
Entered the gravure ink business.
|1953||Entered new business: mass colorant for synthetic fiber and woven fabric printing.|
|1955||Brought colorants for olefin resins to market.|
|1967||Entered the polyurethane business.|
|1969||Shares listed on First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|1972||Dainichiseika (H.K.) Co., Ltd. established.|
|1974||Tai Chin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. established.|
|1975||CCM technology for plastics announced.|
|1976||Entered the UV curable coating agent business.
Sambo Fine Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. established.
|1977||Esta Fine Color Corporation established.|
|1984||Daicolor Italy S.R.L. established.|
|1985||Entered the polymers derived from natural substances business.|
|1988||Hi-Tech Color, Inc. established.|
|1989||Intermedios Organicos S.A. (currently Daicolorchem EU, S.A.) acquired.
Plalloy MTD. B.V. established.
Dainichi Color (Thailand), Ltd. established.
|1994||Shanghai Mitsui Plastic Compounds Ltd. established.|
|1995||PT. Hi-Tech Ink Indonesia established.
Dongguan Dainichi Chemical Manufactory Co., Ltd. established.
|1997||Dainichiseika (H.K.) Coloring Co., Ltd. established.|
|2002||Dainichiseika (Shanghai) Trading Ltd. established.|
|2003||Daicolor Shanghai Mfg. Co., Ltd. established.|
|2005||Dainichi (Shenzhen) Trading Ltd. established.|
|2006||Dainichi Color Vietnam Co., Ltd. established.|
|2008||Dainichi Color India Private Ltd. established.|
|2013||DM Color Mexicana S.A. de C.V. established.|
|2016||AEOLIAN Corporation converted to a subsidiary.|