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Sumitomo Chemical Receives the Grand Prize in the 52nd Annual JCIA Technology Awards for its Propylene Oxide Technology

Sumitomo Chemical has received the Grand Prize in the 52nd Annual JCIA Technology Awards from the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) for its technology that enabled “the development and commercialization of a process for manufacturing propylene oxide (PO) using cumene,…

Sumitomo Chemical Provides Funds to NanoScent, Developing Diagnostic Sensor for COVID-19 – Rapid Test Results through the Fusion of Scent Recognition Devices and Digital Technology

Sumitomo Chemical has decided to provide about 70% of the funds necessary for NanoScent in Israel to develop a rapid diagnostic sensor for COVID-19, using their scent recognition devices. NanoScent, a startup in Israel, is developing various new sensors that…

Sumitomo Chemical Completes Acquisition of Four South American Subsidiaries of Nufarm

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited (“Sumitomo Chemical”) has successfully completed, on April 1, 2020, the acquisition of four South American subsidiaries in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, owned by group companies of Nufarm Limited (“Nufarm”), a leading Australian agricultural chemical company,…

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…
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