Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:


SDK to Enter Purification Resin Market through Strategic Investment

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with BIA Separations (BIASep), of Austria. The partnership includes SDK’s investment in BIASep as well as joint marketing and R&D. With the partnership, SDK will be ready to expand its business to a market of purification resins used for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and for industrial applications.... read more


SDK Increases SiC Epitaxial Wafer Production Capacity by 2.5 Times

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has increased its four-inch silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer production capacity by 2.5 times, to 1,500 units a month, through facility expansion and improvement in production technology.  These wafers, with high surface smoothness and low crystal defect, are being produced at SDK’s Chichibu Plant in Saitama Prefecture.... read more


SDK and Yamaguchi Univ. Develop New Cultivation Method

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and National University Corporation Yamaguchi University have jointly developed a new cultivation method for plant growth facilities using light emitting diodes (LEDs).... read more


SDK to Start Producing Bio-based Biodegradable Plastic

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), at its Tatsuno Plant in Hyogo Prefecture, has succeeded in producing biodegradable polyester resin Bionolle™ on a commercial scale using only bio-derived succinic acid.  SDK has started providing film-grade samples of this product.... read more


Starcla - Bio-based Bionolle resin

StarclaTM is the newest member of Showa Denko K.K.’s (SDK) BionolleTMfamily; already launched into market. SDK is recognized globally as the inventor and producer of the industry’s best performing PBS, trademarked BionolleTMand StarclaTM, a key component used in the production of bio-plastic products that include biodegradable mulch films and compostable bag applications.... read more


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