Sumitomo Chemical and Zymergen Collaborate to Develop Specialty Materials for Next-Generation, High-Tech Products

By Shin Kai

Acquisition or Partnership

Sumitomo Chemical and Zymergen announced that they have signed a multi-year partnership to bring new specialty materials to the market. This collaboration between the two companies will enable the development of new materials to meet consumer trends in high-tech industries.

Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Zymergen’s mission is to build a sustainable future through biology, to discover novel and improved molecules to bring to market competitive, high-performance, specialty materials to better serve the electronics industry and more.  This partnership will leverage Zymergen’s proprietary platform, which combines advances in artificial intelligence, robotic lab automation, and cutting-edge genomics, to unlock previously inaccessible sources of molecular diversity based on sustainable and renewable resources.

Sumitomo Chemical and Zymergen will develop specialty materials that may include optical films for displays, hard coatings that won’t scratch, flexible electronics circuits, and adhesive materials. These new materials can help make next-generation, high tech products a reality for consumers.

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