Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:

21/01/2011

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

07/01/2011

Development of World’s First High-Luminous-Energy LED Lighting Unit for Grain Growth

USHIO LIGHTING, INC. (USHIO LIGHTING), Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and Chiba University have jointly developed the world’s first* 1 high-luminous-energy LED lighting unit suitable for cultivation of rice and other types of grain. The unit has been put into operation at Chiba University’s facilities.... read more

20/12/2010

SDK to Launch New Functional Monomer for Paints/Coatings/Adhesives

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to start full-scale sales of a new curing agent Karenz MT™ PE1 in the middle of 2011, building a production facility within the premises of its Kawasaki Plant.  The product will be used in UV-curing resins* and epoxy resins for paints, coatings and adhesives.... read more

15/10/2010

SDK to Expand Production Capacity for Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to expand nanoparticle titanium-oxide production capacity at its fully-owned subsidiary Showa Titanium Co., Ltd., from 180 tons a month at present to 240 tons a month as from June 2011.  The product, sold under the trade name of Super-TitaniaTM, is used in the production of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs).... read more

13/10/2010

SDK to Build Pilot Plant for Heat-Resistant, Transparent Film

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to build a pilot plant at its Oita Complex to produce heat-resistant and transparent film for use in displays.  After start-up of the pilot plant scheduled for June 2011, SDK will provide samples that satisfy respective customers’ requirements, accelerating marketing activities in preparation for the launch of the business on a full scale.... read more