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Energy & Functional Materials

Sumitomo Chemical Europe provides a wide variety of functional chemical products that contribute to reducing the environmental impact as well as to conserving energy and natural resources.

Health and Crop Sciences

The Health & Crop Sciences Sector is engaged in the R&D, Manufacture and Sales of crop protection chemicals, fertilizers, feed additives, household insecticides, products for control of infectious diseases and active pharmaceutical ingredients. By providing these products we want to contribute to a stable supply of crops, help feeding our growing population, prevent and control spread of infectious diseases, and achieve for all of us a comfortable and sustainable standard of living.

IT-related Chemicals

Our high-value added products for next-generation technologies are capitalized on a profound knowledge and expertise we have accumulated in chemistry. Our division supplies a wide range of process materials for the semiconductor industry as photoresists, high-purity and functional chemicals, color resists, sputtering aluminum targets and compound semiconductors.

Essential Chemicals & Plastics

The Essential Chemicals & Plastics Sector meets the diverse needs of customers by providing chemical products that underpin a variety of industries. The products include synthetic resins such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polymethyl methacrylate resin, as well as raw materials for synthetic fibers and various industrial chemicals. The Sector also licenses a range of innovative and unique technologies for solving complex technological challenges that the petrochemical industry faces.

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Brief History

Sumitomo Chemical was established in 1913 to manufacture fertilizers from sulfur dioxide from smelting operations at the Besshi copper mine in Niihama (Ehime Prefecture), with the aim of solving environmental problems caused by emissions.

Our global vision: Create both Economic and Social Values

Sumitomo Chemical Europe operates business in four sectors: Essential & Plastics, Energy & Functional Materials, IT-related Chemicals and Health & Crop Sciences. As a company we provide and will continue to offer solutions that contribute worldwide to solving problems the global community faces and to improving the quality of life of people.

As part of the Sumitomo Chemical Group we create economic values which must help to create social values. This vision is by far also embedded in our Group’s credo: “Our businesses must benefit society at large, not just our own interests (Jiri-Rita Koushi-Ichinyo)”.   

Our Commitments

We at the Sumitomo Chemical Group are highly engaged in the creation of new value by building on innovation. We are further also committed to become carbon neutral by 2050 and so to fulfill both our obligations and contributions.

At Sumitomo Chemical Europe we are at the same time deeply oriented to market products that positively contribute to challenges in areas as energy, food and environment. This in close collaboration with all stakeholders and with high focus on  areas of occupational safety and health, industrial safety and disaster prevention, product safety and quality assurance, respect for human rights, promotion of employees’ well-being and overall compliance.

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