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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 [...]

Sumitomo Chemical Annual Report 2017

This fiscal year, Sumitomo Chemical has adjusted the positioning of its annual report and CSR Report, reorganizing them as an integrated report, which is Sumitomo Chemical’s new Annual Report. With the aim of communicating its value creation story in a way that is easy to understand for shareholders and other investors, as well as a [...]

New agricultural Research Center starts operation in the U.S. Midwest

September 21, 2017 Valent U.S.A. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, has completed construction and started operation of a new field testing station, the Midwest Agricultural Research Center, in the US state of Illinois. At the new facility, field testing will be conducted on crop protection products for row crops such as soybean, corn, [...]

Sumitomo Chemical and Bayer agree to collaborate on new fungicidal mixtures in Brazil

June 27, 2017 Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited and Bayer announced today that the companies have reached a new agreement on the development of fungicidal mixture products aimed at controlling soybean diseases in Brazil. These products will utilize Sumitomo Chemical’s novel fungicide in combination with established Bayer fungicides to create a potent new means of combating [...]

Sumitomo Chemical and BASF sign global collaboration agreement to develop new fungicide

Tokyo, JAPAN and Ludwigshafen, GERMANY – June 13, 2017 – Sumitomo Chemical and BASF, two of the world’s leading chemical companies, announced today their entry into a collaboration agreement for the development of a new fungicide. The agreement brings together Sumitomo Chemical’s and BASF’s innovation skills to deliver a novel fungicidal compound to farmers around [...]

Clothianidin statement April 2017

Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe’s views on draft amendment to European Commission Implementing Regulation as regards the conditions of approval of active substance Clothianidin proposed to SCOPAFF (Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed ) on 22nd-23rd March 2017 (the “Draft Amendment”) The European Commission (DG Sante) has proposed in the Draft Amendment further limitations [...]