DKS Co., Ltd. engages in the production and sale of surfactants and other fine chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Surfactants, Urethane Materials, Electronic Materials, Functional Materials and Food & Life Materials. The Surfactants segment deals with nonionic, anionic, cationic, and amphoteric surfactants. The Urethane Materials segment offers polyether polyol, urethane prepolymer and urethane systems. The Electronic Materials segment provides conductive pastes, ion-conducting polymers, ceramic materials and ionic liquids. The Functional Materials segment consists of photo-curable monomers and oligomers, waterborne urethanes, and flame retardants. The Food & Life Materials segment includes sucrose fatty acid esters, sodium carboxymethyl celluloses, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, polyacrylamide and polyacrylate, industrial deodorants and others. The company was founded by Kozaemon Ohno, Kakichiro Nakamura, and Mohei Ono in April 1909 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.