Sumitomo expand high-purity chemicals capacity in China

Sumitomo to expand high-purity chemicals capacity in China

9:40 AM, 4th December 2017
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TOKYO, JAPAN: Sumitomo Chemical has decided to expand its production capacity for high-purity chemicals for semiconductors at Sumika Electronic Materials (Xi'an) Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary in Xi'an City, China.

The expanded facility is scheduled to start commercial-scale production in early 2019.

Centering on Japan, South Korea, and China, Sumitomo Chemical has actively engaged in the business of high-purity chemicals used mainly for precision cleaning in semiconductor micromachining. In China where the semiconductor market growth has been particularly brisk, Sumitomo Chemical built its first production base for semiconductor-grade high-purity chemicals at Sumika Electronic Materials (Xi'an) Co Ltd incorporated in 2012. Semiconductors as the company's second production base for the product in China.

As far as the IT-related chemicals business in China is concerned, Sumitomo Chemical established its first direct presence in the country back in 2001 by building a processing facility and a sales office for optically functional films in Shanghai.

In its current three-year corporate business plan, Sumitomo Chemical has positioned ICT as one of the core domains for creating next-generation businesses. Going forward, the Company will further strengthen its initiatives to enhance the high-purity chemicals business by capturing a vigorous demand for semiconductors and by leveraging strategically the two operational bases in China, Sumika Electronic Materials (Changzhou) in the coastal area and Sumika Electronic Materials (Xi'an) in the inland area.

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