Chemical substances can be defined as materials that have chemical properties/characteristics like polymers or plastics. Personal care products like cosmetics and disinfectants are also classified as chemical substances. In the chemical industry, surface treatments like plating and coating are applied to enhance the value of chemical products, and then physicochemical properties are measured to verify the surface treatment efficacy. In recent years, as the awareness of recycling has increased due to environmental concerns, understanding material properties and qualities has become more important. Shimadzu contributes to the development of new chemical products by providing various analytical instruments such as chromatographs, mass spectrometers, molecular spectrophotometers, and testing machines.