Sumitomo Chemical to Undergo Capacity Expansion for High-Purity Chemicals

Sumitomo Chemical to Undergo Capacity Expansion for High-Purity Chemicals

  • 26-Aug-2021 10:56 AM
  • Journalist: Shiba Teramoto

In an announcement made on Tuesday, Japan’s chemical major Sumitomo Chemical said that the company was expanding its production capacity for high-purity chemicals which is used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. 

As per the plan the company will be installing new production lines for the production of high-purity Sulfuric Acid. The capacity for high-purity Sulfuric Acid will be doubled at the company’s site in Ehime, Japan. 

Another production line will be installed for increasing the production capacity for high-purity Ammonia Water. The capacity expansion for high-purity Ammonia Water will be carried out at the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co’s site in Iksan, South Korea. 

High purity chemicals are used in the production of semiconductors. They mainly find application in precision cleaning. 

The expanded capacities are expected to come online and start commercial production by 2024 in Ehime and in the second half of the 2023 fiscal in Iksan. 

As per ChemAnalyst, “the demand for high-purity chemicals is expected to grow at a healthy rate on the back of the growing demand for semiconductors which are experiencing demand growth due to the rise in the demand of 5G phones and other consumer electronics. Increased demand for personal computers and data centres are also among the major drivers for growth in the demand of semiconductors.”

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