Sumitomo Chemical Europe

Sumitomo Chemical Europe is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company (Japan) and was first established in 1994 in Belgium.  In 2014 Sumitomo Chemical Europe was also nominated as the Regional Headquarter for Europe, whereby it functions as a coordinator between the different Sumitomo Chemical locations within Europe and the Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Since the beginning of its operations Sumitomo Chemical Europe has grown to offer a diversity of products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Petrochemicals and Plastics

The Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector of Sumitomo Chemical meets the diverse needs of customers by providing chemical products for a variety of industries.  The products include synthetic resins such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polymethyl methacrylate resin, as well as raw materials for synthetic fibers and various industrial chemicals.

SCE’s main petrochemicals and plastics-related products:

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polymethyl methacrylate
  • ACRYFT® (ethylene-methyl methacrylate co-polymer)
  • IGETABOND® (ethylene-glycidyl methacrylate co-polymer)
Energy & Functional Materials

The Energy & Functional Materials Sector of Sumitomo Chemical provides a wide variety of functional chemical products that contribute to reducing a burden on the environment. Such  products include alumina and aluminum, high performance polymer additives and rubber chemicals, and synthetic rubber for fuel efficient tires with improved fuel economy.

SCE’s main energy & functional materials-related products:

  • Resorcinol (used in the manufacture of tires, wood adhesives, etc.)
  • Polymer additives and rubber chemicals
  • Dyestuffs
  • synthetic rubbers (S-SBR for fuel efficient tyres and EPDM)
IT Related Chemicals

The IT-related Chemicals Sector of Sumitomo Chemical supplies a wide range of products that support ICT-related industries, including optical films for liquid crystal displays (LCD), color resists, photoresists and high-purity chemicals used in the semiconductor manufacturing process, super engineering plastics used in electronic components and electric vehicles, and materials for lithium-ion secondary batteries.

SCE’s main IT chemical-related  products:

  • Photoresist
  • Aluminum sputtering target
  • GaAS/GaN epitaxial wafers
  • Super engineering plastics (liquid crystal polymer, polyester sulfone (PES))

Health & Crop Sciences

The Health & Crop Sciences Sector of Sumitomo Chemical is engaged in  the manufacture and sale of crop protection chemicals, feed additives, household and public hygiene insecticides, and active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates.

SCE’s main health & crop sciences-related products:

  • Methionine
  • Pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates

Company Headquarters

Sumitomo Chemical Europe NV/SA
Woluwelaan 57
B-1830 Machelen


+32 2 251 06 50


+32 2 251 60 21