Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:


SDK Expands Capacity for VGCF

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has completed additional production line for VGCFTM (vapor-grown carbon fiber) at Kawasaki Plant, Kanagawa Prefecture, thereby increasing total production capacity for the product from 100 t/y to 200 t/y.  VGCFTM is used as additive in anodes and cathodes of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (LIBs).... read more


SDK Completes Expansion of Capacity for Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has expanded the nanoparticle titanium-oxide production capacity at its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Titanium Co., Ltd., to 240 tons a month.  A ceremony was held yesterday to celebrate the completion.  Full-scale production at the expanded facility will start next month.... read more


SDK to Up Rare Earth Magnetic Alloy Production Capacity in China

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) will increase rare earth magnetic alloy production capacity at Ganzhou Zhaori Rare Earth New Materials Co., Ltd., in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China, from 2,000 tons per year at present to 3,000 tons per year by the end of this month.... read more


Toyota and SDK Receive Ichimura Industrial Award for Development of Cooling Devices for Power Control Units

Technical experts of Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries) and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) have received the 43rd Ichimura Industrial Award, from the New Technology Development Foundation, for their joint development of cooling devices for power control units installed in new-model hybrid cars.... read more


Exhibition "150 Years of Japanese - German Trade Relations"

We would like to invite you to come and visit the exhibition „150 Years of Japanese – German Trade Relations“ by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V. in Düsseldorf.... read more


SDK is building pilot production plant for “SHORAYAL™”

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to give the name of “SHORAYAL™” to its new heat-resistant and transparent film for use in displays.... read more


SDK has Resumed Operations in Tohoku and Kanto Regions

We at Showa Denko Europe GmbH (SDE) wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to all people affected by the Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake of March 11.... read more


Japan earthquake: Temporary Production Stop at SDK sites in Japan

After Friday’s disastrous earthquake and tsunami SDK announces that there was no major dammage recorded at its production facilities in Japan. However, due to power supply shortage in the aftermath of the earthquake and following governmental request Showa Denko has decided to suspend production at its facilities in Kanto and Tohoku region from 14th March 2011 until 16th March 2011.... read more


New Shodex® catalogue online

Shodex® is the brand name of the high performing HPLC columns manufactured by Showa Denko K.K.... read more


SDK to Offer Carbon-Coated Aluminum Foils for LIBs

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd. (SPA) will start volume production of carbon-coated aluminum foils that reduce electrical resistance of lithium-ion battery (LIB) electrodes... read more