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Sumitomo Chemical to Begin Operations of Newly Established Chemistry Research Center, its Global Discovery and Innovation R&D Base for Health and Crop Science Products

May 31, 2018 Sumitomo Chemical has announced today that, starting June 1, it will begin the operations of its Chemistry Research Center (“CRC”), a synthesis research building newly built on the premises of its Health & Crop Sciences Research Laboratory in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The CRC is intended to serve as Sumitomo Chemical's new [...]

Sumitomo Chemical and Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe express concern about the EU Decision to ban Neonicotinoids for outdoor uses

On April 27, 2018, the EU Commission adopted by a majority of votes a Regulation to restrict the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides (clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam) to permanent greenhouses only. This restriction follows the EU Regulation 485/2013 to ban certain uses of these 3 neonicotinoids. Since 2013, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has relied [...]

Sumitomo Chemical Joins Four Other Leading Crop Protection Companies in Joint Statement on Eradicating Malaria by 2040

April 19, 2018 Sumitomo Chemical, together with four other leading crop protection companies—BASF, Bayer, Mitsui Chemicals, and Syngenta—issued a joint statement, at the London Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held this week, that they will remain firmly committed to supporting the research, development and supply of innovative products to eradicate malaria by 2040. The five [...]

Sumitomo Chemical Establishes Sustainability Promotion Committee

April 9, 2018 Sumitomo Chemical has newly established a Sustainability Promotion Committee, an enhanced body of its former CSR Promotion Committee, to strengthen its Group-wide integrated initiatives toward achieving a sustainable society through business activities. As represented by such global initiatives as the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Sustainable Development Goals [...]

Sumitomo Chemical submits registration application for new INDIFLIN™ fungicide

February 13, 2018 Sumitomo Chemical has submitted applications for registration of its new fungicide INDIFLIN™ (ISO common name: inpyrfluxam) to regulatory authorities in Japan, Argentina, the United States, Canada and Brazil. INDIFLIN™, a novel fungicide active ingredient discovered by Sumitomo Chemical, belongs to a class of compounds known as succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI) that have [...]

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DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company Announce Global Seed-Applied Technology Agreement

Global Collaboration Accelerates the Advancement of Seed-applied Technology to Bring New Innovation to Growers. DES MOINES, Iowa, and WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 – DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited announced today a global agreement to collaborate on the development, registration and commercialization of seed-applied technologies for use in key crops around the world. [...]

Acquisition of Botanical Resources Australia Group, a major supplier of pyrethrum-derived insecticidal compounds

November 22, 2017 Sumitomo Chemical has acquired 82.9% of shares in Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd and its affiliated companies (the BRA Group) from the shareholders and made the BRA Group, a major supplier of insecticidal compounds pyrethrins, a consolidated subsidiary. Pyrethrins are insecticidal compounds extracted from the pyrethrum flower, which have the same basic [...]

Sumitomo Chemical and Nufarm Extend Global Collaboration

November 17, 2017 Sumitomo Chemical has agreed with Nufarm Limited, a leading crop protection company in Australia, to extend their global collaboration agreements. In April 2010, Sumitomo Chemical entered into a strategic business tie-up with Nufarm through shares acquisition. Ever since, the two companies have jointly engaged in an array of business programs in such [...]

Enhancing Customer technical support for expanded sales of feed additive methionine in Central and South America

October 17, 2017 Sumitomo Chemical has decided to set up animal feed analysis capabilities anew at the Latin America Research Center, operated by its Group company Sumitomo Chemical Brazil, which will provide technical support services for feed millers who are customers of Sumitomo Chemical’s methionine. Starting in the first quarter of FY2018, the Research Center [...]