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Research and Development Organization

Sumitomo Chemical's research organization comprises the Business Sector Research Laboratories, the Corporate Research Laboratories, and the Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center. At the Business Sector Research Laboratories, both manufacturing and sales personnel are making concerted efforts on research and development of products that contribute to the maintenance, strengthening, and expansion of their business activities and of basic and elemental technologies. The Corporate Research Laboratories are engaged in long-term research projects, including projects to develop (a) technologies required to enter new business fields, (b) common base technologies that will yield competitive advantages for the sustainable development of the company's core businesses, and (c) next-generation products and processes. The Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center promotes research and development to strengthen safety measures, disaster-prevention capabilities and production plants' competitiveness, while actively providing support for the company's manufacturing operations.

Business Sector Research Laboratories

The Business Sector Laboratories consist of the Energy & Functional Materials Research Laboratory, Petrochemicals Research Laboratory, IT-related Chemicals Research Laboratory, and Health & Crop Sciences Research Laboratory.

Corporate Research Laboratories

The Corporate Research Laboratories consist of the Industrial Technology & Research Laboratory, Environmental Health Science Laboratory, Tsukuba Material Development Laboratory, Advanced Materials Research Laboratory, and Genomic Science Laboratory managed jointly with Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.

Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center

Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center