Kaneka Belgium NV

About Kaneka Belgium

About Kaneka Belgium

Picto Kaneka Belgium

Kaneka Belgium NV is a subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, a leading technology-driven chemical company, with headquarters in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.  1970 marked the foundation of Kaneka Belgium in Westerlo, Flanders – as the company’s first subsidiary outside Japan and the first production site of a Japanese chemical company in Belgium. Since then, Kaneka Belgium has expanded its business and R&D activities to encompass diverse functional and foamed plastics solutions, developing and manufacturing specialty materials for applications in industrial, automotive, building & construction, packaging, consumer, DIY, and residential sectors.

Corporate profile

Year of establishment 1970 (with first commercial activity in 1974)
Head office & plant Nijverheidsstraat 16, 2260 Westerlo-Oevel, Belgium
Brussels office Lenneke Marelaan 4, 1932 Zaventem, Belgium
Number of employees 344
Line of business Manufacturing, R&D, and sales of performance polymers and foam and residential techs materials.



Year of establishment 2011
Production site address Brühler Strasse 2, 50389 Wesseling, Germany
Line of business Manufacturing of performance polymers (impact modifiers, processing aids, and acrylic binders for plastisols)
Number of employees 28
R&D, Sales & Marketing handled by KANEKA BELGIUM NV


Kaneka Solar Division

Kaneka Corporation is advanced in innovating high-efficiency solar cells. Since 2009, Kaneka Belgium has been actively involved in the R&D of Kaneka’s solar energy business by partnering up with Flanders-based world-leading nanoelectronics research center imec.
Next to working on next-generation solar cells, Kaneka and imec are exploring new applications in life science and thin-film electronics.
In 2017, Kaneka reached a record-breaking silicon solar cell efficiency of 26.6%. 


Production Plants

Kaneka Belgium is the group's primary manufacturing center for the EMEA region. Today we have three state-of-the-art production plants in Westerlo (Belgium) and one in Wesseling (Germany) producing innovative functional and foamed plastics specialty materials.