"Sumika Sustainable Solutions" Main Products and Technologies

Addressing global climate change

Solutions ◆Features/●Contributions Contributions to SDGs

PERVIOTM,
lithium-ion secondary battery separator

◆A material capable of providing high-capacity lithium-ion secondary batteries

●Contributing to the expanded use of next-generation vehicles, such as electric vehicles

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SUMIKAEXCELTM,
polyethersulfone

◆An additive for carbon-fiber reinforced plastics used in aircraft

●Making aircraft lighter and hence fuel-efficient

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CO2 separation membrane

◆Used in hydrogen production and natural gas refining to remove CO2

●It significantly reduces energy consumption during CO2 separation compared with conventional methods

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UV curing for polarizer lamination

◆A polarizing film for displays

●Achieves substantial energy saving in manufacturing compared with conventional methods

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feed additive methionine

◆Adding methionine to poultry feed improves the balance of amino acids in feed

●Reduced nitrogen in poultry excrement, a cause for greenhouse gas emissions

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OlysetTMNet,
anti-malarial long-lasting insecticidal
mosquito net

◆A mosquito net developed for controlling malaria-carrying mosquitoes

●Helping reduce malaria infection

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Vector-control pesticides

◆Fulfilling an important role in repelling and exterminating insects that spread infectious diseases

●These pesticides facilitate adaptation to the effects of climate change

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Carbon dioxide separation and recovery technology
(Sumitomo Joint Electric Power Co., Ltd.)

◆Separates and recovers CO2 from gases exhausted from a thermal power station, which is then used as an auxiliary material for chemicals production at another manufacturing plant of Sumitomo Chemical’s Ehime Works.*

  • Technology for CO2 separation and recovery is a proprietary technology of Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd.

●Contributes to reducing CO2 emissions.

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High performance insulating coating material
(Taoka Chemical Co., Ltd)

◆High performance insulating coating mainly used for automotive batteries.

●Contributes to motor miniaturization and higher output, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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Reducing Environmental Burdens

Solutions ◆Features/●Contributions Contributions to SDGs

Halogen-free
flame-retardant elastomer

◆This elastomer is used in railway and construction materials. It does not contain halogen but is as flame retardant as a halogen-based material.

●It helps limit emissions of hazardous gases while burning.

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High-purity alumina
(for use in automotive O2 /NOx sensors)

◆This material is used as insulation for the high-performance sensors that are needed to keep automotive emissions of NOx and other gases under mandated levels.

●It helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Polymer OLED lighting

◆These lights can produce color over a wide temperature range, from gentle to vivid, due to the coating and printing methods

●The coating and printing methods help save energy and resources in manufacturing processes

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Biorationals
(Microbial pesticides, plant growth regulators, biorational rhizosphere microbial agricultural materials)

◆Use of active ingredients derived from naturally occurring substances

●Contributes to the promotion of sustainable agriculture and the stable supply of safe and secure food

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Seed treatment agents

◆Accurate treatment of seeds prior to sowing with seed treatment agents makes it possible to substantially reduce the spraying dosage and frequency of crop protection products

●Contributing to reduced environmental burdens in food production

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Binder for lithium-ion secondary batteries
(Nippon A&L Inc.)

◆Use of water as the dispersion medium.

●This product reduces the consumption of organic solvents in the manufacture of electrodes for lithium-ion secondary batteries

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Temperature response film
“  (CHO-CO)”
(SanTerra Co., Ltd.)

◆A temperature-sensitive plastic film for greenhouse use that stays transparent and allows sunlight to enter at low temperatures while becoming opaque and scattering the sunlight high temperatures.

●Contributing to the reduction of heat damage to produce

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Cobalt-coated hydroxide positive
electrode material
(Tanaka Chemical Corporation)

◆Making the designing of high-output nickel hydride batteries possible

●It contributes to widespread use of environmentally friendly vehicles. Cobalt usage can also be reduced

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Polypropylene materials for aluminum
metallization film
(The Polyolefin Company Pte. Ltd.) 

◆Polypropylene materials for aluminum metallization film, used for food packaging to extend shelf life.

●Helping extend the shelf life of food products

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Effective use of resources

Solutions ◆Features/●Contributions Contributions to SDGs

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Polyethylene used for refill pouches

◆For detergent packaging, pouch bags made of this polyethylene material have easy tear-open spouts for easy refilling of dispensers

●Producing less plastic waste than rigid bottles

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Substrate-less touch sensor
(Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd.)

◆This product performs all the functions of a touch sensor without requiring substrates such as glass and film, which are indispensable elements in conventional touch sensors.

●This product contributes to resource saving

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Multi-purpose polypropylene sheet
(Sumika Plastech Co., Ltd.)


◆Being free from paper dust concern and desirable from a viewpoint of re-use, it is used for food containers and delivery materials for electronic parts.

●Contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Effluent treatment technology using a deammoniation tower

◆Removes and recovers ammonia in effluent and recycles it for re-use.

●Contributes to reducing nitrogen discharge from a manufacturing plant.

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Transfer technology used in the manufacture of flexible touch sensors
(Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd.)

◆Manufacturing touch sensors for use in foldable smartphones without the use of adhesive film

●Resource savings and reductions in power consumption have been achieved

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Glass fiber recycled polypropylene
(Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe)

◆This automotive material includes 60 to 100% of recycling waste polypropylene.

●Compatible with the EU circular economy action plan.

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MISTACE S NIAGARA
(Sumika Agrotech Co., Ltd.) 

◆Irrigation tubes that enable uniform and efficient water spray in greenhouse cultivation.

●Enhances a great water saving effect.

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Prevention of iodine oxidation in polarizing films manufacturing process

◆A technology that prevents the oxidation of iodine through optical control, used in the polarizing film manufacturing process.

●Contributes to resource saving and environmental impact mitigation by reducing the use of chemicals.

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