Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd. Selected as a 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Asia

Japan (October 2, 2015) - Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

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Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Facebook, Kakao, Twitter, Rakuten,, Xiaomi and YouTube would change the way we live and work.


“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.(MWCC)embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. MWCC should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was as strong as ever.”


Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Asia.


Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide.  Red Herring provides an insider’s view and access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs.



AboutMicrowave Chemical Co., Ltd.

Microwave Chemical was established as a venture company originated from National University Corporation Osaka University.  Making use of microwave technology, Microwave Chemical aims to bring about revolutions in manufacturing processes of chemical products and promote energy conservation in factories worldwide.  Setting “Change the way we produce fuel and chemicals.” as its basic concept, Microwave Chemicals starts up and runs many joint projects with companies, laboratories, government institutions, and other organizations engaged in manufacturing, and promotes practical use and industrial application of innovative fruits of these projects.


Head office: Suita-city, Osaka

Established in August 2007

Representative Director, President: Iwao Yoshino

Capital: \2,038 million (including a capital reserve of \1,012 million)

Number of employees: 41 (As of June 30, 2015)

Scope of business: Development and offering of manufacturing methods making use of microwave technologies, especially in the fields of chemical industry and energy industry.  R&D on chemical manufacturing processes utilizing microwave technology, and engineering these processes.  Manufacturing products through these processes and selling these products.  Joint operation with other entities.  Licensing intellectual properties.



Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd. 

〒565−0871Techno alliance 3F

2-8 Yamadaoka , Suita ,Osaka

Tel: +81-6-6170-7595
Fax: +81-6-6170-7596

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〒565-0871 Photonics Center 5F, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka
FAX +81-6-6170-7596