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The front gate of the Harima Plant of Daicel Corporation around the time of the plant's establishment
The front gate of the Harima Plant of Daicel Corporation around the time of the plant's establishment
1950s The Kawachi Sub-Plant (currently the Harima Plant) of the Aboshi Chemical Plant is constructed.
1953 Gunpowder business is launched.
1954 The Kawachi Sub-Plant (currently the Harima Plant) of the Aboshi Chemical Plant begins production of gunpowder.
1957 Production of rocket propellant begins.
1970s Research on automotive airbag inflators begins.
1971 Japan Shotshell Ltd. (currently Daicel Pyrotechnics Ltd.) is established.
1980s Daicel Safety Systems is established.
1987 Daicel Safety Systems (DSS) is established.
1989 Production of pyrotechnic inflators for driver and front passenger airbags begins.
Production of azide-based gas generants begins.
1990s Growth in inflator production
1994 Cumulative airbag inflator production reaches one million units.
1997 Production of non azide-based pyrotechnic inflators for driver/front passenger airbags begins.
1998 Production of hybrid inflators for driver/front passenger airbags begins.
1999 Cumulative airbag inflator production reaches ten million units.
2000s Offshore production of airbag inflators begins.
PGG production begins.
2000 Daicel Safety Systems America (DSSA) is established in the U.S.A.
Production of hybrid inflators for side* airbags begins.
Production of initiators begins.
2001 Production of dual-stage inflators for driver/front passenger airbags begins.
Recipient of the CSJ Award for Technical Development from the Chemical Society of Japan.
2002 Daicel Safety Systems (Thailand) (DSST) is established in Thailand.
Production of stored gas inflators for curtain airbags begins.
2004 Daicel Safety Systems Europe (DSSE) is established in Poland.
Daicel Safety Systems (Jiangsu) (DSSC) is established in China.
Daicel Safety Technologies America (DSTA) is established in the U.S.A.
Production of pretensioner gas generators (PGG) begins.
2005 Cumulative production of PGGs reaches one million units.
Daicel Safety Technologies (Thailand) (DSTT) is established in Thailand.
The Inflator Recycling Business (IRC) is launched.
2006 Cumulative production of airbag inflators exceeds 100 million units.
2007 Daicel Safety Systems Korea (DSSK) is established in South Korea as a sales company.
2008 Cumulative production of PGGs reaches ten million units.
2010s Production capacity continues to increase.
2011 DSSK is transformed into a production and sales company in South Korea.
Daicel Safety Tube Processing (DSTP) is established in the U.S.A.
2012 The Company obtains all shares of Special Devices and strengthens production capacity for initiators, and PGGs.
2013 DSSK begins production of automotive airbag inflators.
2015 Daicel Safety Systems America Arizona (DSSA AZ) is established in the U.S.A.
2016 Daicel Safety Systems America Holdings (DSSAH) is established in the U.S.A.
2016 Daicel Safety Technologies (Jiangsu) (DSTC) is established in China.

*Including side, side curtain, and knee airbags.