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Sumitomo Chemical to Set Up a New R&D Group in Petrochemicals Research Laboratory for Technological Development of Environmental Initiatives

Sumitomo Chemical has decided to newly establish a Research and Development (R&D) Group, named “Technological Development Group of Environmental Initiatives” in the Petrochemicals Research Laboratory (Sodegaura City, Chiba) as of April 1, 2020, with the goal of contributing to the…

Kyoto University and Sumitomo Chemical to Start Joint R&D of Solid-Type Batteries for Practical Implementation

Mar. 18, 2020 Kyoto University Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Kyoto University and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., agreed to jointly develop materials and component technologies that can lead to the practical implementation of solid-type batteries, which have drawn attention as a…

Sumitomo Chemical Launches New Horticultural Fungicide KANAME® Flowable in Japan

Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited (“Sumitomo Chemical”) has launched KANAME® Flowable*, a new fungicide, containing INDIFLINTM (inpyrfluxam) in Japan on March 16, 2020. INDIFLINTM is a novel fungicide active ingredient discovered by Sumitomo Chemical as one of its pipelines, whose registration…

Sumitomo Chemical and Muroran Institute of Technology to Accelerate Joint Research on Chemical Recycling Technology

Muroran Institute of Technology and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited today announced their decision to accelerate joint research on chemical recycling technology, which chemically decomposes waste plastics and reuses them as raw materials for petrochemical products, including plastics. Plastics are useful…

Sumitomo Chemical Promotes Sustainability Initiative “For a Sustainable Future -JIRI RITA-” through Group-wide Employee Participation

Sumitomo Chemical recently conducted a global employee-participation project called “For a Sustainable Future -JIRI RITA-” (hereinafter the project), aimed at contributing to the realization of a sustainable society, for two months from October 4, 2019 until December 3, 2019. The…

Sumitomo Chemical Invests in an Israeli Startup: Aiming to Create New Health Care Businesses Using Scent Recognition Platform

Sumitomo Chemical has invested US $2 million in Nanoscent, a startup company in Israel that develops a high-precision scent recognition IoT platform. Through this investment, Sumitomo Chemical will work to deepen its strategic and technological collaboration with Nanoscent and create…

Sumitomo Chemical Establishes KPIs for Seven Material Issues for Sustainable Value Creation: Creating Both Economic Value and Social Value

Sumitomo Chemical has recently established key performance indicators (KPIs) for seven material issues that it addresses as management priorities. Sumitomo Chemical identified seven material issues in March of 2019 to achieve in order to contribute to the establishment of a…

Sumitomo Chemical America Joins Greentown Labs as Terawatt Partner

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America, today announced Sumitomo Chemical America as its newest Terawatt Partner. Sumitomo Chemical America, Sumitomo Chemical’s regional headquarters for the Americas, is a member…

Sumitomo Chemical Sustainability Data Book 2019 Has Been Published

The Sustainability Data Book complements Sumitomo Chemical’s new Annual Report, presenting information deemed important to both the Sumitomo Chemical Group and its stakeholders. The data book principally offers sustainability information about the Company from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspectives.
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