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Nonferrous metals

11, 01. 2004
Companies
Oil and Copper
Nippon Mining Holding
Petroleum, nonferrous metals and electronic materials are company's core business. Japan Energy and Nippon Mining & Metals formed this holding company in 2002.
http://www.shinnikko-hd.co.jp/english/
Mitsui Mining & Smelting
One of the major nonferrous metal manufacturer, mainly copper smelting. The company is concentrating on electric materials, such as TAB (tape automated bonding) tape and copper foils.
http://www.mitsui-kinzoku.co.jp/en/
Sumitomo Metal Mining
The company leads in overseas mining, and major comprehensive smelter of copper, nickel and gold.
http://www.smm.co.jp/index_E.html
Dowa Mining
Smelting, metal processing, electric/electronic materials environmental recycling business are company's core business.
http://www.dowa.co.jp/english/index.htm
Aluminum
Mitsubishi Materials
The largest nonferrous metal smelter in Japan. The company agreed with Hokkai Can to combine aluminum cans business in October, 2005.
http://www.mmc.co.jp/english/top_e.html
Nippon Light Metal
The firm is the only aluminum manufacturer operating aluminum melting plant in Japan.
http://www.nlmetal.com/
Furukawa-Sky Aluminum
Through the merger of SKY Aluminum and Furukawa Electric in 2003, the accompany is in a leading position in aluminum industry. It made initial public offering in 2005.
http://www.furukawa-sky.co.jp/english/en_index.htm
Others
Showa Denko
Major comprehensive chemical firm. Recovering its financial condition and revenue through drastic business restructure.
http://www.sdk.co.jp/index_e.htm
FURUKAWA
Civil engineering machinery and copper smelting are core business.
http://www.furukawakk.co.jp/e_index.htm
The competent authorities
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
The industry conducts research and releases data of both iron and nonferrous metals.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
A variety of labor statistics or governmental reports related to the industry are available on the website.
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/
Ministry of the Environment
Statistics of nonferrous metals industry in terms of environmental issues.
http://www.env.go.jp/en/
Nonferrous metals industry organization
Japan Copper Center
To promote and develop copper, the center conducts research and survey as well as publishes PR magazine.
http://www.asia.copper.org/japan/homepage.html

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