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Showa Denko Group to mass produce SPALF Packaging Material for large-scale Onboard LIBs
Mar 18, 2020 15:30 JST
Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd. (SPA), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K., has developed a new product to be added to the lineup of SPALF(TM) aluminum laminate films which is used as packaging material for pouch-type lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), and decided to install equipment to mass-produce the new product.
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SDK Receives Award for Used-Plastic Chemical Recycling Business
Feb 28, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has received an award from Chairman of the Japan Business Federation for its used-plastic chemical recycling business.
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SDK Announces Progress Towards the Tender Offer for Shares of Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (JP:4217)
Feb 28, 2020 15:00 JST
As notified on the "Announcement Regarding the Planned Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares in Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (Securities Code 4217)" dated December 18, 2019, HC Holdings K.K., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K., had announced that the commencement of the tender offer (The "Tender Offer") is subject to satisfaction of certain conditions precedent, including the completion of necessary procedures and actions under domestic and overseas competition laws.
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SDK Records Impairment Loss (Extraordinary Loss)
Feb 13, 2020 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), in its 2019 consolidated financial statements announced today, recorded loss due to impairment (extraordinary loss).
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SDK Announces Partial Amendment to Earlier News Release on "Changes in Representative Director and Other Members of Management"
Feb 13, 2020 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby announces a partial amendment to its earlier news release entitled "Changes in Representative Director and Other Members of Management" issued at 3 p.m., November 29, 2019.
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SDK to Change Part of its Articles of Incorporation
Feb 13, 2020 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its board of directors meeting today to present a proposal for partial changes in its Articles of Incorporation to its 111th ordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held on March 26, 2020.
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SDK Announces 2019 Consolidated Financial Results
Feb 13, 2020 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2019 consolidated financial results.
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SDK Develops AI-Based Image Analysis System to Improve Spherical Alumina Production
Feb 12, 2020 11:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed an artificial-intelligence-based image analysis system for spherical alumina production in cooperation with BLUE TAG. SDK will start using the system at its production line in April this year.
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Showa Denko Introduces AI System to Examine Capital Investment
Feb 06, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) based search system to look efficiently for information useful for capital investment evaluation from the company's knowledge databases.
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SDK Develops HAMR-Technology-based HD Media
Feb 06, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed the technology of manufacturing media for next-generation hard disk drives (HDDs) based on the Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR Note) technology.
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Showa Denko to Streamline Domestic Production of Unsaturated Polyester Resin and Vinyl Ester Resin
Jan 20, 2020 11:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to terminate operation of its production lines to synthesize unsaturated polyester resin (UP) and vinyl ester resin (VE) at Isesaki Plant by the end of June 2021, and concentrate domestic production of UP and VE at Tatsuno Plant in order to improve profitability of its UP and VE businesses.
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Showa Denko Decides to Establish Second Factory in Shanghai to Produce High-Purity Gases for Electronics
Jan 08, 2020 11:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to establish its subsidiary's second factory in Shanghai to produce high-purity gases for electronics.
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New Year Message from Kohei Morikawa, Showa Denko President and CEO
Jan 06, 2020 11:30 JST
Kohei Morikawa, President and CEO of Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) announced the following New Year message.
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Showa Denko Contracts with Oita Trinita to be a Uniform Sponsor
Dec 23, 2019 11:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has signed a contract with Oita Football Club Co., Ltd. (Oita Trinita), a member of J. League, to be a uniform sponsor to have SDK's corporate logo on the clavicular position of the uniform of Oita Trinita, as in the following.
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Showa Denko: Announcement Regarding the Planned Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares in Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (Securities Code 4217)
Dec 18, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko Announces Regarding the Planned Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares in Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (Securities Code 4217)
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Showa Denko Announces Changes in Representative Director and Other Members of Management
Nov 29, 2019 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors meeting today on changes in Representative Director and other members of corporate management (directors, corporate officers, and councilors). It was also decided to establish a new position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to step up the Showa Denko Group's management strategy. Furthermore, SDK will strengthen its governance under the leadership of Chairman of the Board.
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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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