Sumitomo Chemical Group's Efforts
Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector
Contribution to energy saving
Low energy consumption technology, Developing manufacturing processes (propylene oxide (PO)-only process, vapor-phase caprolactam process, and a hydrochloric acid oxidation process), Implementing perpetually energy-saving production facilities.
Contribution to resource saving for packaging materials
High-functional polyolefin as packaging materials
Contribution to lowering the environmental burden by making automobiles lighter and more functional
Polypropylene as automotive materials, High-performance thermoplastic elastomers as automotive materials
Energy & Functional Materials Sector
Contribution to lowering the environmental burden and saving resources and energy
Super engineering plastics (polyether sulfone) for aircraft and automobiles, Lithium-ion secondary battery separators for electric vehicles, High-purity alumina for lithium-ion secondary battery separators and LED sapphire substrates, Diesel particulate filters (DPF), Synthetic rubber for fuel-efficient tires, Rubber chemicals, Polymer additives, High-purity aluminum for solar panel materials, Super engineering plastics (liquid crystal polymer) for LED maerials.
IT-related Chemicals Sector
Contribution to expanded access to information and communication technology
Polarizing films for liquid crystal displays (LCDs), touchscreen panels for smartphones and tablet PCs, photoresists for semiconductor manufacturing processes, compound semiconductor materials for use in electronic devices.