Sumitomo Chemical America, Inc.

Corporate Venturing and Innovation

Sumitomo Chemical America is part of the Sumitomo Chemical Group of Companies which are actively looking for new technologies and startup companies that will help solve the challenges of society through the creation of innovation and new value.

SCAI’s Corporate Venturing and Innovation Office (CVI) was formed in 2019 to promote and engage the innovation ecosystem in the U.S. Today the CVI team is building relationships with promising startups and entrepreneurs.

While we are interested in many areas of new technology, our innovation interest focuses on four priority areas: 1) Healthcare, 2) Environment, 3) Food, 4) Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The Corporate Venturing and Innovation Office (CVI) is currently engaging the innovation ecosystem in the U.S. by building relationships with promising startups and entrepreneurs and building the next generation portfolio of businesses for a sustainable future.

Animal Nutrition

Since 1951, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. has made tremendous contributions to the promotion of livestock production. We are one of the leading manufacturers of DL-Methionine, with a presence in over 50 countries.

At our Ehime Works in Japan, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. continues to improve technology and expand production to meet the growing demand in the feed and livestock industries for essential amino acids and other feed additives.

Household Insecticides 

We are engaged in the manufacture and sale of various products used for insecticides for indoor and outdoor use (such as mosquito coils, mosquito repellents and aerosols), insect repellents for clothes, termiticides, as well as ectoparasiticides for use in the animal health field. These products include technical grade, and formulated products mainly containing pyrethroids as the active ingredient. Resin emanators have also been introduced recently as a product providing energy-free mosquito-repellent action.

Petrochemical and Polymer Plastics

The Petrochemicals & Plastics Division develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of petrochemical products, including plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene; synthetic rubber; and organic chemicals such as propylene oxide and styrene monomer.

To meet the needs of a diverse customer base, the division also develops, manufactures and sells high-performance resins like Thermoplastic Elastomer and Polymer Alloys. We are committed to the development of cutting-edge manufacturing and application technologies for use in foamed, extruded, and molding applications.

Capitalizing on our outstanding technologies, we have a world class supply system that utilizes our global production and sales operations in North America, South America, Japan, Europe, Korea, China, South Asia, and Middle East.

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Regional Headquarters
150 East 42nd Street
Suite 701
New York, NY 10017 USA
Tel: (212) 572-8200
Fax (212) 572-8234

Houston Office
2060 North Loop West
Suite 125
Houston, TX 77018
Tel: (713) 300-5467

Boston Office
Cambridge Innovation Center
245 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: (857) 706-2606


The Impact of Resorcinol

Sumitomo Chemical strives to improve the life for all on our planet in many ways, whether it’s through community services, charitable contributions or through our products. And although we hope to have a great positive impact through all of our efforts we do our best work through chemistry.  Chemistry is the heart of our organization and with it we do fantastic things. For example, we are the global leader in manufacturing and distribution of a material called Resorcinol.

Resorcinol is used in manufacturing tires and rubber products, high performance wood adhesives, fire retardant plastic additives, and UV light stabilizers. Resorcinol is also used as a chemical intermediate in dyes and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, plasticizers and polyurethane chain extenders.

Resorcinol is a key material in the production of new rolling resistance tires. These eco-friendly tires allow for higher fuel efficiency and safety in automobiles.  This higher fuel efficiency, in turn, reduces the levels of harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Resorcinol is also an important component used in the production of engineered wood products; giving it greater strength and fire resistance. These engineered woods enable wonderful new architectural designs in buildings while providing a greater degree of safety than would have been possible with Resorcinol.

Resorcinol is a diverse chemical that can be used in a wide array of applications and just one of the many products that Sumitomo Chemicals Group makes in our lives better.