Helena Unit Marubeni America’s (MAC’s) subsidiary, Helena Chemical Company (Helena), is one of the largest formulators and distributors of crop inputs and services in the U.S. Helena offers a variety of crop protection products, agricultural chemicals, seed, fertilizer and related products. Its propri- etary line of products includes adjuvant, seed treatments, bioscience, nutritional and value-added generics, which are distributed in about 20 countries. Helena has four plants which provide toll manufacturing services for its suppli- ers as well as manufacturing Helena’s line of private and proprietary products. The Company has 14 sales divisions, with over 250 sales outlets and more than 2,500 employ- ees. In addition to traditional agricultural products, Helena offers services in turf and ornamental products, forestry, aquatic and vegetation supplies.
Chemicals Unit The Chemicals Unit handles petrochemicals, plastics, spe- cialty chemicals and electronic materials.
The Petrochemical Department is based in Houston at its industry’s center. It trades petrochemical products such as olefins, aromatics, carbon black feedstock, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and caustic soda, mainly between the U.S., Central and South America and Asia, to meet the increasing demand in Asia and in the U.S.
The Plastics & Specialty Chemicals Department meets the increasing challenge of satisfying the chemical indus- try’s needs. Marubeni America’s (MAC’s) subsidiary, Maru- beni Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (MSCI), conducts trading and distribution operations. MSCI’s three divisions serve various constituencies, including the paper coating, paint, adhesive, packaging, automobile, electronics, fiber optics and plastic compounding industries. MSCI is invested in, and seeks further opportunities to invest in, emerging companies that offer cutting-edge technologies.
The Electronic Materials Department, located in Santa Clara, California, trades materials related to digital prod- ucts and the semi-conductor industry between the U.S. and Asia, primarily Japan.
The Development Department was established in April 2005 to pursue investments in the fields related to the chemical industry and to create trade synergies among the other three departments.