Chi Mei Industrial Factory was founded by Wen-Lung Hsu in Tainan City in 1953. It was one of the first plastic processing plants in Taiwan at that time and was well-known for its beautiful and durable plastic wares and toys. In 1960, Hsu established Chi Mei Industrial Company Ltd., (now as Chi Mei Corporation, Nov 1992), which was the first acrylic sheet manufacturer in Taiwan. Chi Mei Corporation's primier product ACRYPOLY® Acrylic Sheets, has achieved outstanding reputation among our customers, in quality, trust, and value. ACRYPOLYR was called the Acrylic Sheet of Taiwan, and Hsu became known as the "Father of Taiwan Acrylic". Chi Mei went on to become one of the top quality Acrylic sheet suppliers in the world within just ten years. The success of Chi Mei Corporation was the foundation for the Chi Mei Group.
Industrial development in Taiwan is fast and progressive, and the demand for plastic raw material is great. In 1968, targeting the demand for Polystyrene(PS), Chi Mei set up the "Poly Chemical Co. Ltd.", a joint venture with Mitsubishi Petrochemical Corporation (now is Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation), and marketed a series of products: POLYREX® PS, KIBISAN® SAN(Styrene Acrylonitrile or AS) and POLYLAC® ABS(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which became famous for top quality, competitive pricing, breakthrough manufacturing techniques, and innovative production equipment.
In 1985, in order to integrate resources, Chi Mei Corporation and Poly Chemicals merged, causing an increase in R&D, production, and sales. Chi Mei became the largest ABS/SAN manufacturer in the world. As KIBITON® TPE(Thermo Plastic Elastomer) resin and KIBIPOL® BR(Butadiene Rubber) resin have become industrial standards around the world, Chi Mei's POLYREX® PS series product has performed outstandingly, too. The ACRYREX® PMMA(PolyMethyl MethAcrylate) granulates and ACRYPOLY-BX® PMMA Extrusion Sheet, which were researched and developed in Chi Mei's R&D Department, have taken important places around the world.