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Kao Facilities in the Americas

Kao Collins – Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kao Collins has been manufacturing inkjet inks for OEM’s since 1990, and continues to drive Kao’s international growth in the Western hemisphere.

Kao also boasts a 60-acre specialty chemical manufacturing facility located in High Point, North Carolina, consisting of three business segments:

  • Oleo Chemicals
  • Performance Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals (including Imaging Materials and Aroma Chemicals)

View and click on the locations in our Facilities map to find information on Kao Corporation Chemical Business facilities and distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brasil.


Get to know companies that are part of Kao


KAO Corporation Chemical Business

The Kao Corporation started by making soap 130 years ago. In the 1970s, the company created a de-inking solution to support recycling. Later the company began producing ink pigments and then inkjet inks.

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Kao Chimigraf

Founded in 1970, the Barcelona-based company quickly developed a strong reputation in the EU and around the world for the range of water, solvent, curable and oil-based inks.

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