Showa Denko's Only one and No.1 products

The Showa Denko Group pioneered in commercial production of aluminum in Japan, and also produced ammonium sulfate fertilizer with home-grown method for the first time in Japan. Thus the Showa Denko Group has been providing society with useful products as a pioneering company since its foundation. We will continue contributing to the sound growth of society as an individualized company that create "Only one" and “No. 1" products and technologies.

Petrochemicals

Ethylene

Ethylene

No. 1 material diversification rate in Japan

Ethylene is used as a material for various petrochemical products. We are making effective use of resources and achieving high cost competitiveness by using materials other than naphtha to produce ethylene.

Ethyl acetate

Ethyl acetate

In-house developed production technology unique in the world

We produce various petrochemical products which are used as printing ink for food packages, solvents for paints, etc., with our original technologies.

Heat-resistant transparent film (SHORAYAL™)

Heat-resistant transparent film(SHORAYAL™)

World’s highest quality

This film has very high transparency and surface hardness as well as elasticity, and is used as a protective film for smartphones, etc.

Chemicals

Unsaturated polyester resin bulk molding compound (BMC)

Unsaturated polyester resin bulk molding compound (BMC)

World’s highest quality

This material for reinforced plastic is light, strong, and highly resistant to corrosion, and is used in automotive components, etc.

High-purity gases for electronics

High-purity gases for electronics (NH3,C2F6,CF4,HBr,COF2)

No.1 share in the world

These gases are used for etching, cleaning and membrane formulating processes in production of semiconductors and LCDs.

Ammonia (Ecoann™)

Ammonia (Ecoann™)

No. 1 market share in Japan as a manufacturer/seller

This basic chemical product is used as a material for synthetic fibers and plastics and also for the removal of NOx at thermal power plants. We manufacture this product from used plastics.

Columns for high performance liquid chromatography (Shodex™)

Columns for high performance liquid chromatography (Shodex™)

No. 1 market share in Japan

These columns are used to analyze the composition of various substances, including pharmaceuticals and trace amounts of environmentally hazardous substances. Our products have been adopted by research institutes not only in Japan but around the world as well.

Vitamin C derivative (Apprecier™)

Vitamin C derivative (Apprecier™)

Unique vitamin C derivative

This product features the extensive stability of vitamin C, which has whitening and anti-aging effects.

Photo-curable and thermosetting monomers (Karenz™)

Photo-curable and thermosetting monomers (Karenz™)

World’s top market share

Used as a special resin material for semiconductors and LCDs as well as for printing

Inorganics

High-purity titanium oxide(SUPER-TITANIA™)

High-purity titanium oxide (SUPER-TITANIA™)

Largest market share in Japan

Used as a major material for ceramic capacitors, which are used in typical electronic and electric devices

Graphite electrodes

Graphite electrodes

Our high-quality large-diameter electrodes occupy No.1 share in the world

Graphite electrodes are used in electric steelmaking furnaces to melt scrap steel, and contribute to recycling of steel.

Sintered compact (SBN-K Tip™)

cBN sintered compacts (SBN-K Tip™)

World’s largest product size

This product, which has a hardness that is second only to diamond, is used in cutting tools for automotive components, etc.

Alumina abrasive (MORUNDUM™)

Alumina abrasives (MORUNDUM™)

No.1 market share in Asia

Used as grindstone materials for substances that are very hard and difficult to cut.

Aluminum

High-purity aluminum foil for capacitors

High-purity aluminum foil for capacitors

No.1 share in the world

This aluminum foil is used to produce aluminum electrolytic capacitors to be used in cars and power plants.

Highly functional aluminum cast rods and forgings (SHOTIC™)

Highly functional aluminum cast rods and forgings (SHOTIC™)

Products made by in-house developed, globally unique technology

These aluminum cast rods with fine alloy structures and their forgings are used in automobile compressors and engine pistons.

Aluminum cans

Aluminum cans

First domestic manufacturer of aluminum cans

Aluminum cans used for beverages. The Showa Denko Group proactively recycles aluminum cans.

Aluminum cylinders for laser beam printers

Aluminum cylinders for laser beam printers

World’s No. 1 market share

Aluminum cylinders represent a core component of laser beam printers.

Electronics

Rare earth alloys

Rare earth alloys

World’s No. 1 among manufacturers specializing in alloys

We manufacture high-performance magnetic alloys to be used in automobiles and electronic components, and are working to reduce the amount of rare metals used in these alloys.

Carbon nanofibers (VGCF™)

Carbon nanofibers (VGCF™)

The first commercialization in the world

VGCF is an additive to anodes of lithium ion batteries. It improves charge and discharge performance, life and capacities of LIBs.

Hard disks

Hard disk media

World’s No. 1 market share as a manufacturer/seller

Used as recording media of hard disk drives (HDDs). We possess advanced technology that can increase storage capacities of HD media in response to increased information load and the spread of cloud computing.

SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors

SiC epitaxial wafers for power devices

Mass production of the world’s largest six-inch product

Demand for the product is expected to increase as a major component of inverters, which are used to control motor rotations in automobiles, railroad vehicles, and home electric appliances.

Ultra-bright LED

Ultra-bright LED

In-house developed production technology unique in the world

We produce various petrochemical products which are used as printing ink for food packages, solvents for paints, etc., with our original technologies.

リチウムイオン電池用ラミネート材料

Aluminum laminated film for lithium ion batteries

World's leading market share

We produce aluminum laminated film for packaging lithium ion batteries for various uses such as PCs, smartphones, automobiles and power storage devices.

All market shares and other data shown above are based on surveys conducted by the Showa Denko Group.

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