Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:


Toyota and SDK Receive Ichimura Industrial Award for Development of Cooling Devices for Power Control Units

Technical experts of Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries) and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) have received the 43rd Ichimura Industrial Award, from the New Technology Development Foundation, for their joint development of cooling devices for power control units installed in new-model hybrid cars.... read more


Exhibition "150 Years of Japanese - German Trade Relations"

We would like to invite you to come and visit the exhibition “150 Years of Japanese – German Trade Relations” by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V. in Düsseldorf.... read more


SDK is building pilot production plant for “SHORAYAL™”

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to give the name of “SHORAYAL™” to its new heat-resistant and transparent film for use in displays.... read more


SDK has Resumed Operations in Tohoku and Kanto Regions

We at Showa Denko Europe GmbH (SDE) wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to all people affected by the Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake of March 11.... read more


Japan earthquake: Temporary Production Stop at SDK sites in Japan

After Friday’s disastrous earthquake and tsunami SDK announces that there was no major dammage recorded at its production facilities in Japan. However, due to power supply shortage in the aftermath of the earthquake and following governmental request Showa Denko has decided to suspend production at its facilities in Kanto and Tohoku region from 14th March 2011 until 16th March 2011.... read more


New Shodex® catalogue online

Shodex® is the brand name of the high performing HPLC columns manufactured by Showa Denko K.K.... read more


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