Showa Denko K.K. Press Release


Showa Denko Forecasts Payment of Term-end Dividend
Dec 11, 2018 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby announces that the Company has revised its forecast of term-end dividends, as in the table given below.
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Showa Denko Announces Notice Regarding the Repurchase of Own Shares
Dec 11, 2018 13:00 JST
At its Board of Directors' meeting held on December 11, 2018, Showa Denko resolved to repurchase its own shares pursuant to Article 156 and Article 165, Paragraph 3 of the Companies Act of Japan, as outlined below.
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Showa Denko: New Aluminum Can JV holds Ceremony for Completion of Factory in Thailand
Dec 07, 2018 10:30 JST
On December 6, 2018, Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, and Carabao Group PCL (CBG), a leading beverage maker headquartered in Bangkok, jointly held a ceremony for the completion of a new aluminum can factory owned and operated by Asia Can Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (ACM).
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Showa Denko Announces Changes in Corporate Management
Dec 03, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors meeting today on changes in corporate management.
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AI Drastically Cuts Number of Trials for Polymer Design
Nov 27, 2018 19:30 JST
SDK, AIST, and ADMAT have found that the number of trials for the design of polymers with desired properties can be cut to about one-fortieth by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI).
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SDK Agrees to Transfer Its Rare Earth Magnetic Alloy R&D Sector to TDK
Nov 27, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has agreed to transfer its business sector which conducts research and development on rare earth magnetic alloys to TDK Corporation (TDK) around the end of January 2019. SDK and TDK concluded a transfer contract today.
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SDK Completes Expansion of Capacity for Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles
Nov 09, 2018 12:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has completed expansion of the capacity to produce nanoparticle titanium oxide, which has been sold under the trade name of Super-Titania(TM), at its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Denko Ceramics Co., Ltd. headquartered in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture. Super-Titania is used in the production of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs).
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Showa Denko Announces 3Q 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Nov 08, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 3Q 2018 consolidated financial results.
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Showa Denko Announces Early Repayment of Subordinated Loan
Oct 03, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby announces that it made an early repayment of JPY 24 billion that it raised in a subordinated loan (the "Subordinated Loan") on April 3, 2014.
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Showa Denko Develops New Shodex Analytical Column
Sep 03, 2018 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed a new type of Shodex(TM) high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column, namely, "IC SI-36 4D" column for ion chromatography*1 to analyze anions, which is compatible with hydroxide eluents.
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Showa Denko Announces 1H 2018 Forecast and Results, Revises FY2018 Forecast
Aug 08, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK ; TSE:4004) hereby announces that there is a difference between the forecast of consolidated financial results for the first half (January 1 - June 30) of 2018 announced on May 9, 2018 and actual financial results for the same period announced today.
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Showa Denko Announces 2Q 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Aug 08, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. ("SDK"; TSE:4004) today announced its 2018 second quarter consolidated financial results.
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Showa Denko Included in Three ESG Indices for Consecutive Years
Jul 23, 2018 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) is pleased to announce it has again been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, by FTSE Russel, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index and MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, compiled by MSCI. The FTSE Group is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group, while MSCI Inc. is a NYSE-listed provider of indexes and investor tools.
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Showa Denko and Cinnamon to Develop AI-enabled Database System for Japanese Technical Documents
Jul 11, 2018 16:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) and Cinnamon Inc. (Cinnamon) has decided to jointly develop a database system equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) to utilize technical documents.
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SDK Plans Third Expansion of High-Grade SiC Wafer Production Facilities in Two Years
Jul 03, 2018 11:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will further expand the production capacity for high-quality-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors - marketed as 'High-Grade Epi ' (HGE) - following the current expansion work on HGE production facilities.
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Showa Aluminum Can completes Second Production Base in Vietnam
Jun 11, 2018 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) consolidated subsidiary Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, has completed construction of a new factory in Da Nang City, Quang Nam Province, mid-Vietnam, for its subsidiary Hanacans, holding a completion ceremony for the new factory on June 8.
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SDK supplies recycled 'low-carbon' gas for fuel cells at KAWASAKI TOKYU HOTEL
May 30, 2018 11:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK ; TSE:4004) will start to supply 'low-carbon' hydrogen gas, made from used plastics (low-carbon hydrogen), as an energy source for fuel cells. SDK's Kawasaki Plant will supply 'low-carbon' gas to the KAWASAKI KING SKYFRONT TOKYU REI HOTEL, which will open on June 1, 2018.
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Showa Denko Forecasts Payment of Midterm Dividend
May 29, 2018 18:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) hereby announces that the Company has revised its forecast of dividends which was announced on February 14, 2018.
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Showa Denko Transfers Its Shares in Indonesia Chemical Alumina
May 29, 2018 17:30 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) has reached basic agreement with PT ANTAM Tbk (ANTAM) on the sale of SDK's whole shares in PT. INDONESIA CHEMICAL ALUMINA (ICA) to ANTAM.
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Showa Denko Group Recycles 4.81 Million Aluminum Cans in FY2017
May 25, 2018 12:30 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004), its Group companies, and their cooperative companies continued to perform aluminum can recycling activity in fiscal 2017 (April 2017 - March 2018), collecting approximately 4.81 million cans: equivalent to about 76 tons of aluminum when converted at the rate of 15.7 grams of aluminum per can.
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Showa Denko Announces 2018 First Quarter Consolidated Financial Results
May 09, 2018 15:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. ("SDK"; TSE:4004) today announced its 2018 first quarter consolidated financial results.
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Showa Denko Revises 2018 Performance Forecast
May 09, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) hereby announces revised forecast of consolidated financial results for the first half (January 1 - June 30) of 2018. SDK announced the earlier forecast on February 14, 2018.
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Showa Denko Completes Expansion of N-Propyl Acetate Plant
May 08, 2018 12:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has completed expansion of its capacity to produce n-propyl acetate (NPAC), which is used in solvents for ink for special gravure printing.
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Showa Denko provisions LEDs for research on MucoRice Oral Vaccine
Apr 24, 2018 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK) has entered into an agreement with Astellas Pharma Inc. supporting its research on the practical applications of a rice-based oral vaccine (MucoRice-CTB) , to be carried out with the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, Chiba University and Asahi Kogyosha.
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SDK Establishes Subsidiary to Strengthen Battery Materials Business in China
Apr 18, 2018 12:30 JST
Showa Denko KK (SDK; TSE:4004) has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Showa Denko Battery Materials (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (SDBM), to sell advanced battery materials and to strengthen the Company's battery materials business in China.
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Outline of Showa Denko CEO Message at Initiation Ceremony
Apr 02, 2018 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.
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SDK Opens Its Subsidiary's Branch in Wuhan to Sell High-purity Gases
Mar 30, 2018 15:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) has established a branch of its subsidiary "Shanghai Showa Chemicals Co., Ltd." (SSC) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, aiming to strengthen its business to sell high-purity gases for electronics in China. The branch commenced operations in this March.
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Showa Denko Expands High-Purity Hydrogen Bromide Plant
Mar 26, 2018 12:30 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) has expanded its capacity to produce high-purity hydrogen bromide (HBr), which is used in the manufacture of semiconductors, and started operation of the expanded HBr plant in this March.
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SDK Strengthens R&D Function for Aluminum Alloy Materials
Feb 28, 2018 13:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) has established an 'Aluminum Product Evaluation Center' in its Kitakata Plant, located in Fukushima Prefecture, as a laboratory in its Institute for Integrated Product Development, Business Development Center,
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