A History of Success

Based in Houston, Texas, Nissan Chemical America Corporation is a division of Nissan Chemical Corporation founded in Japan in 1887. A forerunner in chemical innovations for more than 130 years, Nissan Chemical has been perfecting nanoparticle technology since 1951, making it one of the first companies in the world to produce highly surface-modified colloidal particles for industrial applications.



nanoActiv®     |     Enhancing Hydrocarbon Recovery

nanoActiv® HRT in the News

Learn more about nanoActiv® HRT by clicking on the links below to leading oil and gas publications.

nanoActiv® U Provides Nanotechnology Educational Tool to Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas industry has a new tool at its disposal.

nanoActiv® Provides Faster Returns on Existing Wells Amidst Global Energy Crisis

Nissan Chemical America Strikes Partnership to Enhance Oil Recovery

Nissan Chemical America Corporation has partnered with industrial gas supplier, Messer Americas, to improve oil and gas production.

Nissan Chemical America Corporation Granted First U.S. Patent for nanoActiv® Enhanced Flowback Technology

Nissan Chemical America Corporation has received its first US patent, “Hydrocarbon Formation Treatment Micellar Solutions," for its nanoActiv enhanced flowback dispersion additive.

Nissan Chemical Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation to begin testing nanoActiv® in offshore treatments

Nissan Chemical Corporation (NCC) and Sumitomo Corporation are partnering in the DeepStar and The Nippon Foundation technical joint development program for offshore Oil & Gas development. The grant was awarded for the development of new additives, which improves oil recovery in offshore oilfields. The program will involve working with major oil companies in DeepStar.

NCA to Continue Growing nanoActiv® Business in an Environmentally Responsible Manner

Nissan Chemical America Corporation recently named Rebecca Vanderslice to the role of Quality and Environmental Manager of its Pasadena production plant. Rebecca oversees quality control and ensures the company's operations are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

NCA Appoints Industry Veteran to Manage Plant in Growing Nanotech Business

Nissan Chemical America Corporation's innovation in the application of nanoparticles to the oilfield continues to demand increased production capacity. To meet that demand, Xavier Ramirez was recently appointed to Plant Manager of the production plant in Pasadena. In his new role, Xavier is responsible for the safety of all employees, overall operations of the plant, maintenance, quality, and engineering activities.

NCA Appoints Director to Oversee Production in Growing Nanotech Business

Nissan Chemical America Corporation has appointed Keith Pace as director, operations. In his new role, Keith is responsible for overseeing the growth of the production plant in Pasadena as well as continued innovation of the company’s technologies, including its flagship line of nanoActiv products.

Nissan Chemical’s Industry Pioneer Robert Griffith Retires

After more than 18 years of service with Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA), Robert Griffith, V.P. of NCA’s Pasadena plant is retiring on March 31, 2019. Since 2001, Bob has played a critical role in the development and success of Nissan’s chemical manufacturing capabilities in South Texas.

Debut of New Data from nanoActiv® Treated Wells at SPE HFTC Tradeshow

Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) will be exhibiting their line of nanoActiv® products as well as sharing recent performance results from various treated wells at this year's Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition (HFTC). Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with NCA representatives including Yusra Ahmad, Senior Petroleum Engineer; Sam Maguire-Boyle, PhD, Senior Scientist; and Steve Gornick, Chief Reservoir Engineer.