Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:


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


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


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


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


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