Ishihara Chemical Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of plating chemicals and automatic control equipment. It operates through the following divisions: Plating Chemicals and Equipment, Electronic Materials, Automotive Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. The Plating Chemicals and Equipment division manufactures and sells tin, tin alloy plating solution, and automatic control equipment for chemicals. The Electronic Materials division supplies ultra fine nickel; processes and sells machinable ceramics and engineering plastic; and sells carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. The Automotive Chemicals division manufactures and sells automotive chemicals and anti-spatter agents for welding. The Industrial Chemicals division purchases and sales of industrial chemicals. The company was founded on April 15, 1900 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.