Reorganized the company as Kinyosha Co., Ltd.
Rubber blanket was introduced into the market for rotary newsprint and general printing.
Developed "KP RUBBER", a solvent-resistant rubber (Resistant to benzene and trichloroethylene).
Introduced "AIR-EXCEL S5000" - compressible blanket for offset printing.
Plant Minori was built.
Kinyosha entered into a license agreement with Felix Böttcher (Germany) for the manufacturing technology of rubber rollers for copy machines.
KB Roller Tech Kopierwalzen (KBRT) was founded with Felix Böttcher. Started production of rubber rollers for PPC.
Kinyo Virginia Inc. (KVI) established as a subsidiary in Virginia, U.S.A.
Entered into a license agreement with Becker Gummiwerke AG (Germany). Granted the use of "UNIROCK" and "ELAGLASS" manufacturing technologies.
Registered and certified as ISO9002 at Minori plant.
Registered and certified as ISO9001 at Minori plant.
Established Kinyo Europe in Düsseldorf, Germany, started sales operation in Germany, France, Spain and U.K.
Registered and certified as ISO14001 at all domestic operation facilities.
Completed extension of ISO 9001 registration to all the domestic offices.
ThermaSphere®-technology was introduced into the market.
Relocation of Kinyo Europe/Germany to the new packaging facility in the Segro Business Park Düsseldorf.