A Letter from the President


A legacy of innovation, driving mankind forward.


Lawter, A Harima Chemicals Group company, has a foundation in developing products that utilize pine chemical resources for over 60 years.  Throughout the years, we have grown our capabilities and proudly serve the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries.


We are the result of many successful companies joining together and Lawter is now represented in over 20 countries.  Our success is built on the foundation of formulating new technology, strategic sourcing of raw materials and a global network of manufacturing and technology centers.


We are dedicated to cultivating an innovative, diverse, and involved workplace. We take pride in operating with the highest possible level of environmental and health safety, while providing unmatched quality and maintaining our clients with innovative solutions.


At Lawter, innovation is carried out beyond our research and development teams, into every aspect of who we are as a company.


We understand that our customers’ success is directly linked with our own.  We strive for total customer satisfaction by understanding our customer’s business, organization, and strategy in order to meet all their requirements and go beyond expectations.


Lawter will continue its pursuit to become the industry’s most valued supplier and continue our commitment to Better, Cleaner Chemistry.




Mikio Katayama

President & CEO