It is the "spirit of inquiry" that is our "product."

The company was born in 1966, when the high-growth period of the Japanese economy had already begun and the Japanese steel industry was making rapid progress. In anticipation of ever-increasing demand from the industry in the future, we started the production of additives for steel making via the continuous casting process, for the first time in Japan.
At the time of founding the company, we introduced cutting-edge technology from Germany, a country very advanced in steel making, which was not yet available in Japan. We added our own technology to it. This company was born from our strong will to tackle the development of new technologies in an effort to meet our customers' needs. While executing on our responsibility as the pioneer of additives for continuous casting,

we have been flexibly responding, as a pioneer of new technology, to various demands from the constantly advancing industry, including things like starting the magnesium metal business in 1966. Without forgetting the "frontier spirit" from the founding of the company, all staff members are making efforts to improve product quality through the development of technologies, by placing importance on curiosity, having an adventurous spirit and an inquiring mind. Going forward, with the originality and ingenuity typical of this company that started from nothing, we are determined to contribute to society through environmentally-friendly business activities, a major challenge for the industry.

  Company Outline
Trade name STU Co., Ltd.
Company formation 5/31/1966
Capital 10 million yen
Representative Satoru IWAMI
Scope of business Metal magnesium-related business, refractories-related business, research and development, etc.
Head Office
Okayama Factory
303-1, Higashi Aso, Soja City, Okayama Prefecture 719-1102 JAPAN

  Company History
May 1966 Established Nippon Thermofin Co., Ltd. (Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture).
Capital: 5 million yen
December 1968 Changed the company name to Nippon Thermochemical Co., Ltd.
Launched TEEMIX (powder product), originally developed by this company.
August 1971 Increased capital to 20 million yen.
December 1974 First in the world to launch the new product THERMOCASTER (a granulating agent).
July 1988 Started operations at Okayama Plant.
April 1989 Launched a new spherical product.
January 1996 Launched the new product, "magnesium alloy chip", for the first time in Japan.
October 2005 Absorbed NTC Co., Ltd.
Increased capital to 50 million yen.
February 2011 Changed the company name to STU Co., Ltd.
February 2011 The additives business for continuous casting was spun off and transferred to a newly established company.
April 2012 Filed for an international patent for "UH-Mg Alloy," a new magnesium alloy.
November 2012 Obtained a patent in Japan for the above product.