Kowa American Corporation

Our goal is not only to sell products, but to find the perfect solution for our customers.
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Today KOWA American Corporation is part of a wide distribution network connecting international supply and demand for specialty chemicals. Long-standing relationships with manufacturers in Japan are the foundation and the core of KOWA American’s value proposition. Our strong sourcing acumen in Asia’s emerging markets-China and India-create a well-balanced product portfolio that our customers in America profit from for over 30 years. Our goal is not only to sell products, but to find the perfect solution for our customers.

KOWA American Corporation offers a broad portfolio of specialty acrylate, methacrylate, acrylamide, anhydride monomers, HDI Isocyanates, Micro-particles of PMMA and a variety of other specialty chemical materials. Kowa American Corporation is primarily focused on marketing these wide variety of chemical materials in North American and parts of South America.


The Chemical Division of KOWA American Corporation and their many partners are focused on creating system solutions to meet a range of customer requirements and specifications in the paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants, inks, oil and gas, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.

Kowa also produces activated carbon derived from coconut shells at our plant in Davao City on Mindanao island, the Philippines. After 30 years of operation, PJAC is now the third largest manufacturer of coconut-shell carbons in the world. Gold mining, air filtration, water treatment are a few of the numerous applications these carbons can be used for.

We would like to encourage custom sourcing inquiries for new or higher purity specialty chemicals and customized activated carbon grades that our prospective customers may need.


Since its establishment in Nagoya, Japan in 1894, Kowa Group has grown into a multinational company actively engaged in various manufacturing and trading activities in the fields of pharmaceutical, life science and information technology, textiles, machinery and various consumer products.
During its long history Kowa has consistently strived to meet the changing needs, and with its continuing entrepreneurial initiative is determined to meet the needs of future generations.

Kowa Group website: INDEX | Kowa Company, Ltd.

Kowa American Corporation established in New York in 1955 as a part of Kowa Group