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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.

Sumitomo Chemical Announces Revisions to its Financial Forecast for the Half-year Ended September 30, 2019 and the Full-year Ending March 31, 2020 and its Projected Dividend for Fiscal 2019.

Based on recent performance trends, Sumitomo Chemical has made revisions to financial forecasts for the year ending March 31, 2020, previously announced on May 15, 2019, regarding its consolidated financial results for the half-year ended September 30 and the full…

Sumitomo Chemical Invests in a U.S. Startup: Aiming to Develop Innovative Technology Utilizing Synthetic Biology

Sumitomo Chemical has invested US $10 million in SweeGen Inc., a U.S. company that recently launched next-generation stevia-based sweeteners. SweeGen is a member of the U.S.-based start-ups group including Conagen, Inc. as a core company. This investment is intended to…
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