Resolutions recorded at
the general meeting to establish
Dainippon Celluloid Co., Ltd.
and the company emblem
and the industry itself nearly collapsed.
As a result of the trend toward mergers among celluloid manufacturing companies to ensure the stable growth of the celluloid industry, eight celluloid manufacturers merged to create a major celluloid manufacturing company in 1919. Thus, our company was born amid the industry's first reorganization.
- Sakai Celluloid Co., Ltd. and Japan Celluloid Artificial Co., Ltd. are established.
- Mikuni Celluloid Limited Partnership and Notoya Celluloid Plant are established.
- Osaka Sen'i Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Togawa Celluloid Plant, Toyo Celluloid are established.
- Tokyo Celluloid Co., Ltd. is established.
Thereafter, a succession of various celluloid material manufacturing companies were established and competition among these companies became increasingly severe. As a result, the celluloid industry was forced to reorganize.
- 1919 9
- A joint company, Dainippon Celluloid Co., Ltd., is established. For this company, 48% of the capital was provided by Sakai Celluloid, 21% by Japan Celluloid Artificial, 16% by Osaka Sen'i Kogyo, 7% by Tokyo Celluloid, and 8% by four other companies?Mikuni Celluloid, Notoya Celluloid, Toyo Celluloid, and Togawa Celluloid.
Development of the celluloid industry prior to the establishment of our company
- Alexander Parkes, an Englishman, obtains a patent right for a solid solution of cellulose nitrate and camphor and names it Parkesine.
- The Hyatt brothers of the U.S.A. invent celluloid.
- The Hyatt brothers establish a celluloid manufacturing company (the forerunner of present-day Celanese Corporation).
- Celluloid material in the shape of plates is imported into Japan from Germany for the first time.
- The Chemical Society of Japan is established.
- George Eastman, an American, invents photographic film.
- Production of celluloid material begins in Japan.
- Production of cellophane begins in France.