Chemicals and Electronics Group


plastics, fine and specialty chemicals, and inorganic chemicals. The Group is comprised of two units, the Life Science Unit and the Basic Chemicals & Electronics Unit. The Life Science Unit also handles medical and pharmaceutical related products, and oversees SCOA’s investment interest in the Hartz Mountain Corporation which manufactures, purchases, and distributes pet supplies, treats, and small animal edibles and accessories.

Within the Life Science Unit, the Company conducts business in the pet care supply, agroscience, medical science and cosmetics industries.

  • Pet Care: invests in companies that manufacture and sell animal health products to over-the-counter and veterinary markets.
  • Agroscience: Sales of agrochemical products.
  • Medical Science: Sales of raw material for pharmaceutical products and license support for bio pharmaceutical companies.
  • Cosmetics: Distribution of raw materials for cosmetic products.

The Basic Chemicals and Electronics Unit is involved in coating materials, electronics, plastics, inorganic and organic chemicals industries.

  • Inorganic: Export of Inorganic chemicals such as magnesium oxide and modified starch
  • Organic: Sales of organic chemical such as benzene, styrene and olefins.
  • Specialty: Sales of raw materials for pigment, coatings, toner, thermal paper and rubber materials.
  • Electronics: Sales and manufacturing of electronics materials for semiconductors.

Products & Services


Inorganic/organic chemicals
Agricultural chemicals
Industrial chemicals
Performance chemicals
Consumer products
Electronic chemicals
Fine chemicals
Specialty Plastics
Intermediates for dyestuffs and pigments
Pet care products
Veterinary Pharmaceuticals


Worldwide and domestic trade
Raw materials purchase for U.S. export.
EMS operations
Coordinate and invest in manufacturing projects.
Market new uses for specialty products
Coordinate licensing arrangements for new technology and/or chemical compounds

Branches & Subsidiaries

Branch contacts:

New York (Headquarters)

300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212.207.0700
Fax: 212.207.0456


840 Gessner
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77024
Tel: 713.653.8400
Fax: 713.658.9246

Los Angeles

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
6100 Center Drive, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel: 310.484.2700
Fax: 310.484.2770

Subsidiary & Affiliate Contacts:

The Hartz Mountain Corporation
400 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Tel: 800-275-1414
Home Page:

Presperse Inc.
635 Pierce Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
Tel: 732.356.5200
Fax: 732.356.3533
Home Page:
Formulation business for personal care industry and technology provider for skin care and color cosmetics



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