Kaneka North America

About Kaneka North America

Kaneka North America (KNA) is a chemical manufacturer located in the Pasadena, Texas within the Greater Houston area. We create specialty polymers and the food supplement CoQ10. KNA has five separate manufacturing units and employs more than 400 employees. We have been making products at this location for more than 30 years. KNA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, a Japanese chemical company with plants around the world.


Chemist Intern

May 2019 - June 2019 Pasadena, TX
“The most valuable aspect of the internship at Kaneka was the exposure to "real" chemistry. There is a chasm of difference between school and work, but the internship helped close the gap by teaching me what it looks like to apply chemistry. I learned in-house processes and methods unique to Kaneka. I was also given all kinds of hands on experience with typical and special instrumentation. The internship ultimately served to show me that my place is to work in the private sector. Some took notice of my enjoyment, and I am happy to say that I am now working as a part-time employee in of the divisions at Kaneka North America.”

Supply Chain Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Pasadena, TX
“I loved the corporate culture of this company. Everyone was very passionate about their jobs and genuinely enjoyed their day-to-day job. Furthermore, in the interview they emphasized on how the company is a big family, and indeed it was, i felt just at home and like i belonged. ”
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