Nitto Denko makes industrial adhesive tapes for the electronics, automotive, healthcare, packaging, and construction industries. Founded in 1918, the company was originally a producer of electrical insulation materials. Today, it is a leader in the energy materials, industrial tapes, environmental solution, optronics, and life sciences markets. It operates through a total of nearly 110 subsidiaries and companies around the world. In 2016, Nitto opened “inovas”, a facility for R&D and human resource development in Ibaraki, Osaka.