Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:

07/08/2013

Showa Denko to Build New Ethyl Acetate Plant Using New Technology

Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) has decided to build a 100,000t/y ethyl acetate plant at its Oita Complex using its proprietary production process technology.  The plant will start commercial production in June 2014.... read more

17/05/2013

SDK Group to Up LIB Packaging Material Production Capacity

Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), has decided to increase its production capacity for aluminum laminated films used for packaging lithium ion batteries (LIBs).... read more

12/03/2013

SDK Starts Volume Production of LIB Anode Binder

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has started volume production of “PolysolTM LB Series” water-based anode binder for lithium ion batteries (LIBs) at its Tatsuno Plant in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture.... read more

03/12/2012

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

18/09/2012

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