Business & Products

Business & Products

Sumitomo Chemical is a comprehensive chemical enterprise. There are 5 main business sectors.

Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector

The Petrochemicals & 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.

Energy & Functional Materials Sector

Sumitomo Chemical provides a wide variety of functional chemical products that contribute to reducing the environmental impact as well as to conserving energy and natural resources. Such products include alumina and aluminum used for energy-efficient products, high-performance polymer additives and rubber chemicals, as well as super engineering plastics and lithium-ion secondary battery materials used in electronic components and next-generation vehicles.

IT-related Chemicals Sector

Optically functional films, touch screen sensor panels and color resists that are used to make LC and OLED displays; photoresists and high-purity chemicals required in the semiconductor manufacturing process; compound semiconductor materials used in antenna switches and other components of communication terminal equipment. IT-related Chemicals Sector provides the wide range of products to support the manufacture of devices familiar to general consumers in this age of IoT.
We produce high-function, high-value added products meeting customer needs in a timely manner. We promote energetically development of next-generation technologies and materials, capitalizing on the profound knowledge and expertise we have accumulated in chemistry.

Health & Crop Sciences Sector

The Health & Crop Sciences Sector is engaged in the manufacture and sale of crop protection chemicals, fertilizers, feed additives, household and public hygiene insecticides, and active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates. By providing these products, we aim to contribute to a stable supply of crops, help increase food production in response to an increase in the world population, prevent the spread of infectious diseases, and achieve hygienic and healthy lives.

Pharmaceuticals Sector

Sumitomo Chemical started its pharmaceuticals business as the first Japanese company to manufacture synthetic pharmaceuticals based on its advanced organic synthesis technology. At present, the company is developing the Sector through Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., engaged in the prescription pharmaceuticals business, and Nihon Medi-Physics Co., Ltd., engaged in the diagnostic pharmaceuticals business.

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