Integrated Report 2020
19911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200210LINTEC Integrated Report 2020In 1927, we were established as a company engaged in the manufacturing and sales of gummed tape for packaging. In the 1960s, we started to manufacture and sell adhesive papers and films, which are cur-rently mainstay businesses for the Company. We subsequently expanded the scope of our adhesive operations to industrial fields, such as automobile-related areas. In 1986, we made a full-scale entry into the field of semiconductor-related products. The merger of three companies in 1990 established the foundation for our current position as a leading company in various adhesive products, specialty papers, release papers and films, and other products.Gummed tapesOptically functional films for LCDsNet Sales¥102.6 billion1927Establishment1960sStarted production and sales of adhesive papers and films for labels1970sExpanded adhesive operations to industrial fields, such as automo-bile-related products1986Made full-scale entry into the semiconductor-related fieldIn 1991, we made a full-scale entry into the liquid crystal display (LCD) related products field, and in 1994 we established a production subsidiary in Indonesia for adhesive papers and films for labels. In 1995, we made our sales office in Singapore, which had been established in the previous year, into a locally incorpo-rated sales subsidiary, and in Europe we established a sales subsidiary in the Netherlands. In these ways, we advanced the globalization of our business. At the same time, we worked to further strengthen our business foundation in Japan, acquiring a manufac-turer of adhesive products and constructing a new building at our Research Center in 1995.April 1990 Foundation of LINTEC CorporationUp to 19901990sFSK CORPORATIONSHIKOKU PAPER CO., LTD.SOHKEN KAKO CO., LTD.OverviewLINTEC’s HistoryAchieving Steady Growth by Meeting the Needs of the TimesIn 1990, a vertical integration was implemented by three companies—a manufacturer with advanced adhe-sive technologies, a manufacturer with papermaking technologies for specialty papers, and a manufacturer with production technologies for release papers and films. This significant initiative resulted in the founda-tion of LINTEC Corporation. At the same time, the merger of those three companies was also the start of LINTEC’s subsequent global business initiatives.