Sumitomo Chemical Holds a Completion Ceremony for its New Plant of Feed Additive Methionine in Ehime

October 4, 2018 Sumitomo Chemical has today held a completion ceremony for its new production line of feed additive methionine at its Ehime Works in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The amount of investment in the new manufacturing facility represents one of the largest ever made in Japan by the Company. Following several trial runs, [...]

Sumitomo Chemical and Nufarm Limited Sign Agreement on New Fungicide Solutions for Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland

27 September 2018 – Sumitomo Chemical and Nufarm Limited announced today that both companies have signed an agreement on the novel fungicide compound ‘metyltetraprole,’ for key European markets. This new compound for disease control in cereals, discovered by Sumitomo Chemical, will be trademarked “Pavecto®.” Both companies have agreed to explore distribution of Sumitomo Chemical’s Pavecto®-based [...]

Biorational Research and Development Base in the U.S. Starts Operation

July 25, 2018 Valent BioSciences L.L.C., a group company of Sumitomo Chemical, has started the operation of its Biorational Research Center (“BRC”) after relocation of the company’s R&D unit, as announced earlier, to a newly-constructed facility adjacent to Valent Biosciences’ headquarters in the US state of Illinois. Valent BioSciences, a leading company in the field [...]

Sumitomo Chemical and BASF take major step in global development of a novel fungicide

Tokyo, JAPAN and Ludwigshafen, GERMANY – June 22, 2018 – Sumitomo Chemical and BASF, two of the world’s leading chemical companies, announced today that under an existing joint development framework, Sumitomo Chemical has submitted a registration application in the EU for the novel fungicide compound with the ISO common name metyltetraprole[1]. The fungicide, discovered by [...]

Sumitomo Chemical Submits a Registration Application in the EU for Metyltetraprole, a New Fungicide

June 22, 2018 Sumitomo Chemical has recently submitted a registration application in the EU for the novel fungicide compound with the ISO common name “metyltetraprole”, which Sumitomo Chemical and BASF have been developing jointly. Metyltetraprole, an active ingredient discovered by Sumitomo Chemical, exhibits efficacy against various pathogens including those that have developed resistance towards fungicides [...]

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 [...]