Shibaura Runasite Tower, 9-1, Shibaura 3, Minato-Ku, 108-0023 Tokyo
Telephone +81 3 64362815
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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  future technologies
  • 04.11  3D-printing
  • 04.11.030  3D-Print


  • 05  materials
  • 05.06  Ink, varnish, toner
  • 05.06.120  Digital inks – Water-based

Digital inks – Water-based

  • 05  materials
  • 05.06  Ink, varnish, toner
  • 05.06.135  Digital inks – UV curable

Digital inks – UV curable

  • 05  materials
  • 05.06  Ink, varnish, toner
  • 05.06.180  UV curing varnishes, UV varnishes

UV curing varnishes, UV varnishes

  • 05  materials
  • 05.07  Chemicals and other additives
  • 05.07.010  Chemicals and products for prepress production phases

Chemicals and products for prepress production phases

  • 05  materials
  • 05.09  Adhesives and glues
  • 05.09.045  UV adhesives

UV adhesives

Our products

Product category: Digital inks – UV curable


SHIKOH™ (UV curable urethane acrylate oligomer)

Strong, glossy UV surface coating

SHIKOH is a resin/coating compound, based on original technologies developed by NIPPON GOHSEI over many years. It is cured by exposure to ultraviolet light or an electron beam. This resin, whose main component is urethane acrylate, can demonstrate a wide range of properties, ranging from ultra-hard to flexible types, and as a UV coating, a UV binder or a UV adhesive for a variety of substrates. We also provide specialized coating compounds.

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Product category: Chemicals and products for prepress production phases


Z Series is a specially modified PVOH containing a reactive acetacetyl group in its molecule.

・Cross-linked by various methods
・Adding a cross-linking agent
・Self cross-linking by thermal treatment
・UV cross-linking (in a hydrous or aqueous solution state)
・Functions as a protective colloid and a surfactant
・Adheres well to polarized surfaces
・Enables to form chelate
・Easy to unchain cross-linking by alkaline

Applications of GOHSENX™

When used as an emulsifier for vinyl acetate-based emulsion, the resulting emulsion will have a higher degree of water-resistant bond strength which is not achieved by conventional PVOH products.

Coating Agent
There is an increasing demand for GOHSENX™ Z for coated and non-coated paper products which require a higher degree of water resistance. As a coating agent for thermal printing paper and ink jet printing paper, GOHSENX™ Z is extremely popular.

Adhesive and Binder
GOHSENX™ Z excels in adhesion to various materials and has outstanding water resistance. We are currently expanding the scope of adhesive and binder applications


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Product category: Chemicals and products for prepress production phases


"GOHSENOL" (PVOH(PVA): Polyvinyl alcohol) is a water-soluble synthetic resin which can decompose back into the earth and therefore keep the environment safe. It expands into various applications with a wide range of advanced series such as "GOHSENOL EG", a highly purified type for pharmaceuticals or cosmetics; "GOHSENX Z", a water resistant type for thermal reactive paper or adhesives; "GOHSENX T" for paper processing; "GOHSENOL" and "GOHSENX LW" as suspension agents for vinyl chloride.

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About us

Company details

At NIPPON GOHSEI, we assess our customers' needs and create new value with our diverse product groups.

We arrive at our solutions through integrating and blending our proprietary technology and the very latest new technology. Our goal is to provide solutions that fit society and daily life, and respond to our customers' requirements.


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100-199 Mio US $

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