Adeka Corporation engages in chemicals, food products, and life science businesses. The company offers polymer additives, such as antioxidants, UV absorbers/hindered amine light stabilizers, nucleating agents/clarifiers, metal deactivators, flame retardants, epoxy type stabilizers/lubricants, and permanent antistatic agents; plasticizers/PVC stabilizers; and light/thermal curing materials, initiators/polymer materials/resist materials, thermal paper materials, semiconductor materials, and circuit materials. Its chemical products also comprise functional polymers, including water borne, epoxy, low chlorine epoxy, and urethane resins; surface specialties, such as general-purpose and functional surfactants, functional cosmetic ingredients, lubricant additives, and base materials for lubricants; propylene glycol, peroxygen chemicals, metal soaps, and inorganic chemicals; and inducing joint fillers and sealing materials. The company offers its chemical products to electronics and IT, plastics and rubber, personal care, industrial, liquid crystal display, automotive, and building and construction industries, as well as paints, coatings, and adhesives industries. In addition, it provides food products, such as margarines, shortening products, oils and fats for chocolate, frying oil, whipping cream, creams for mixing, fillings, frozen pie crusts, mayonnaise dressing, functional foods, and others under the RISU BRAND name. Further, the company engages in various businesses, such as plant facility design; construction and construction management; and facility maintenance, logistics, warehousing, vehicles leasing, real estate, and insurance agency. Additionally, it offers agrochemicals, agricultural materials, pharmaceuticals and veterinary products, wood preservatives, and others. The company was formerly known as Asahi Denka Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Adeka Corporation in May 2006. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.