Feed and food additives business

Chemicals Division aims to use the power of chemistry to solve food shortages, the protein crisis, and other dietary problems in order to enrich our diet.

First, with the aim of securing a stable source of protein, in March 2017 we entered into a marketing alliance with Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. for methionine, and began global sales expansion. Methionine is a type of amino acid that is a source of protein and is widely used to improve the productivity of poultry and eggs, which are high in protein and low in fat and have a growing market year after year, especially because of its short production days. In addition to methionine, the company has expanded its handling of other amino acids such as lysine and threonine as well as feed additives to support more efficient protein production. At the same time, by balancing amino acids in feed, the company controls the release of nitric oxide (N2O), which is produced in large quantities in the process of managing chicken waste and has a greenhouse effect 310 times greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby reducing the generation of greenhouse gases and contributing to environmental measures. Going forward, the company will apply new technologies to more efficiently produce amino acids and secure protein sources.

In addition to securing protein sources, the company is also working to solve food production and food loss problems through the power of chemistry.
In addition, by leveraging the information and proposal capabilities of a trading company, the company contributes to the rich diet and health of people around the world by offering and selling effective functional food ingredients and food additives to customers in Japan, including FamilyMart, and the Charoen Pokphand Group.

We will continue to pursue sustainable food enrichment from all perspectives, including health, taste and environmental measures.

Methionine plant at Sumitomo Chemical's Ehime Works

Sumitomo Chemical Animal nutorition Technical Center (Malaysia)