About Kaneka Belgium
|Name||KANEKA BELGIUM NV|
|Year of establishment||1970 (with first commercial activity in 1974)|
|Head office & plant||Nijverheidsstraat 16, 2260 Westerlo-Oevel, Belgium|
|Sales 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.|
|Name||KANEKA MODIFIERS DEUTSCHLAND GmbH|
|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%.
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.