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Showa Denko to License Vinyl Acetate Monomer Technology to Shenghong Refining Petrochemical, China
Nov 19, 2019 11:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to license its technology to produce vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) to Shenghong Refining Petrochemical (Lian Yun Gang) Co., Ltd., China, under a formal alliance agreement between SDK and KBR (NYSE: KBR), a global engineering and technology solutions company based in the U.S..
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Showa Denko (SDK) Announces 2019 Third Quarter Financial Results
Nov 06, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2019 third quarter financial results.
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Showa Denko to Commercialize High-quality 1,3-BG
Oct 31, 2019 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), has decided to commercialize 1,3-butylene glycol (1,3-BG), which is mainly used as raw material for cosmetics. SDK will finish installation of facilities to produce 1,3-BG in its Oita Complex by the end of 2019, and plans to start sale of the product in April 2020.
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JGC, Ebara Environmental Plant, Ube Industries, Showa Denko Start Study on Collaboration for Promotion of Gasification Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste
Aug 29, 2019 11:00 JST
JGC Corporation, Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd., Ube Industries, Ltd., and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) announced that they started a study of collaboration for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (hereinafter, "EPC") business for plastic waste gasification facilities utilizing the Ebara Ube Process (hereinafter, "EUP") following conclusion of a non-disclosure agreement on July 31, 2019.
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SDK Revises 2019 Consolidated Performance Forecast
Aug 07, 2019 15:05 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby revises its forecast of consolidated financial results for full-year 2019, which was announced on February 14, 2019, in view of the current economic trends.
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Showa Denko Announces 2019 2Q Consolidated Financial Results
Aug 07, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2019 2Q consolidated financial results.
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SDK Develops Technology to Directly Join/Bond Aluminum Alloys and Polycarbonate Resin
Aug 05, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed an innovative technology to directly join/bond aluminum alloys and polycarbonate resin - a non-crystalline commodity engineering plastic - without using an adhesive.
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SDK Starts Shipments of BMC for TOYOTA's Hybrid Vehicles in China
Aug 05, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has started supplying bulk molding compound (BMC) to Toyota Motor Corporation (TOYOTA) as sealing material for generator motors used in TOYOTA COROLLA HYBRID and TOYOTA LEVIN HYBRID recently launched in China. The BMC material, produced by Shanghai Showa Highpolymer Co., Ltd, is being shipped to Toyota Motor (Changshu) Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
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SDK Gains Approval for Its Plan for Innovative Use of Data
Aug 01, 2019 18:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces that its plan for establishing a new information platform has been approved by the government as one of the "Plans for Innovative Use of Data for Industrial Activities" under the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement. The approval was given on July 18.
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SDK to Introduce Second Generation High-Grade SiC Epitaxial Wafers
Aug 01, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed a second generation of high-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers (HGE-2G) for power semiconductors. SDK has been mass-producing the first generation of high-grade SiC epitaxial wafers with very low defect density under the trade name of "High-Grade Epi" (HGE). HGE-2G achieved further improvement in quality with six inches (150mm) in diameter.
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Showa Denko Sets 2030 GHG Reduction Target Conforming to Global Standard
Jul 23, 2019 11:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has set a medium-term target figure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2030. In addition, recognizing importance of information disclosure to the global community, SDK has decided to announce the amount of the Showa Denko Group's GHG emissions in conformity with "GHG Protocol," which is the global standard, starting from the data for FY2018 (April 2018 - March 2019).
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Showa Denko Group Recycles 4.79 Million Aluminum Cans in FY2018
Jun 06, 2019 13:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), its Group companies, and their cooperative companies continued to perform aluminum can recycling activity in fiscal 2018 (April 2018 - March 2019), collecting approximately 4.79 million cans: equivalent to about 75 tons of aluminum when converted at the rate of 15.7 grams of aluminum per can.
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Showa Denko to Acquire ILAG Group, Global Non-stick Coatings Manufacturer
May 28, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to acquire all shares in ILAG Industrielack AG, which leads the ILAG Group (ILAG), a specialty non-stick coating chemicals manufacturing company headquartered in Wangen, Switzerland, and signed a stock purchase and sale agreement with the current owners, a coalition of investors led by Helvetica Capital AG, a Swiss-based private equity firm.
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Showa Aluminum Can to Streamline Domestic Production Lines
May 28, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), headquartered in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, has decided to stop a part of its production lines to manufacture aluminum cans in its Oyama Plant and Hikone Plant, in order to respond to changes in the domestic market environment.
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Showa Denko Group Revises CSR Policy
May 22, 2019 11:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has revised the Group's CSR policy.
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Showa Denko Announces 2019 First Quarter Financial Results
May 09, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2019 first quarter financial results.
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Showa Denko Introduces SAP S/4HANA as Next-Generation ERP System
May 09, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to introduce "SAP S/4HANA," an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system developed by SAP SE, and will start operation of the new system in January 2020.
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SDK to Improve Carbon Division's Production Sites in Europe
May 09, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to improve its Carbon Division's production facilities in Europe. Capital investment for this project will amount to approximately 5 billion yen.
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Showa Aluminum Can to Establish Third Production Base in Vietnam and Expand Existing Can End Production Lines
Apr 25, 2019 10:30 JST
Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), headquartered in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, has decided to establish its third base in Vietnam to produce aluminum cans, aiming to expand its business in that country.
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Showa Denko Starts Service to Measure Performance of Noxious-GHG Removal Equipment
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will soon start a service to measure and analyze performance of noxious-GHG removal equipment, which is used in manufacturing processes for electronic parts including semiconductor chips and LCD panels, as an option for the maintenance work of SDK's noxious-GHG removal equipment.
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SDK Group Starts Mass Production of Liquefied Carbon Dioxide in Oita Petrochemical Complex
Apr 16, 2019 11:00 JST
Showa Denko Gas Products Co., Ltd. (SGP), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), has established a new plant to produce liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2) in its Oita Plant located in the premise of SDK's Oita Petrochemical Complex, and started shipment of products.
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SDK and IBM Develop AI-Based Patent Interpretation Support System
Apr 10, 2019 10:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) and IBM Japan, Ltd. have jointly developed a "Patent Interpretation Support System," which helps engineers to conduct effective and efficient screening of patent information. SDK will start to utilize this system in the whole company from this July, aiming to help engineers to reduce time spent on comprehension and interpretation of patent information.
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Outline of Showa Denko CEO Message at Initiation Ceremony
Apr 01, 2019 11:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) today held a ceremony for newly-hired employees. At the ceremony, Kohei Morikawa, President and CEO, gave a message as summarized below.
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Showa Denko Revises Board Benefit Trust
Mar 05, 2019 16:30 JST
Showa Denko resolved at its Board of Directors' meeting held today to make partial revision of its existing director compensation scheme, which is a performance-linked stock compensation scheme called Board Benefit Trust utilizing a trust service.
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SDK to Begin Shipment of MAMR-Technology-based HD Media
Feb 21, 2019 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will begin shipment of newly developed 3.5-inch HD media this year based on the Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR) technology for next-generation hard disk drives (HDDs).
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SDK Records Impairment Loss (Extraordinary Loss)
Feb 14, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004), in its 2018 consolidated financial statements announced today, recorded loss due to impairment (extraordinary loss).
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Showa Denko Announces 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Feb 14, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2018 consolidated financial results.
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SDK's 3.5-inch Media Now Used in World's-Largest-Capacity 16TB HDD
Jan 21, 2019 13:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) announces that hard disk (HD) media produced and sold by the Showa Denko Group have been adopted in a new model of 3.5-inch 16 terabyte (TB) hard disk drive (HDD) which represents the world's largest storage capacity for this size available on the market today.*1
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SDK Group Develops Ultralight Laminate-type Radiator for EV Battery Modules
Jan 15, 2019 13:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. ("SDK"; TSE:4004) and its subsidiary Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd. (SPA) have cooperatively developed next-generation laminate-type heat radiator designed for application to lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for use in electric vehicles (EVs) whose market is rapidly expanding.
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