Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:

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

27/07/2012

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

02/12/2011

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