Product Information

Iodine

Japan’s premier mineral resource
Very few countries, Japan and Chile, for example, produce iodine. Japan produces about 35% of the world’s iodine and Ise Chemicals is one of Japan’s leading iodine manufacturers. Having very limited mineral resources, Japan greatly values its precious iodine resources. Iodine is applied to everything from pharmaceuticals to electronics. It would be impossible to live the way we do today without iodine.

What is iodine?

Iodine Iodine is essential to the human body. There is concern that iodine deficiency is a cause of hypertrophy of thyroid and incomplete development. The Japanese generally do not have to worry about iodine deficiency disorder because they regularly consume seaweed. In contrast, people living in the inland regions of Asia, the United States, and Europe use iodine enriched table salt to prevent iodine deficiency disorder.

Applications

Applications Iodine is used in mouthwash, contrast media, and to prevent exposure to radioactive materials. Besides contributing to people’s health, iodine is used in advanced technologies such as LCD polarizers for mobile phones and personal computers and catalysts for chemical products. The application of our products to X-ray luggage inspection at airports has gained us a solid reputation.

Manufacturing process

Manufacturing process
When Ise Chemicals was founded in 1927, iodine was extracted from seaweed. Later on, the application of the activated carbon process made brine the major source of iodine. In 1961, Ise Chemicals became the first company in the world to produce iodine using the "blowing-out" process. This process has enabled us to efficiently mass-produce highly pure iodine. We have also successfully developed and commercialized ISEFLO, prilled iodine, using high-quality raw materials and our original, innovative technology. Very easy to transport, this new form of iodine is highly welcomed among our customers.
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