|By ACN Newswire||
|October 16, 2013 12:00 AM EDT||
Unlike aluminum foil for food packaging, the production of capacitor-grade aluminum foil is based on high-purity aluminum metal refined to 99.9% or more. SDK's Sakai Plant, in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, is an integrated high-purity aluminum foil production site, covering all stages from refinement of aluminum metal to rolling and finishing. The new plant in Nantong City will process rolled foil supplied from the Sakai Plant into finished product, providing high-purity aluminum foil to customers in all parts of China in a timely manner.
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors are used in wide areas, including electric appliances, IT devices, electric vehicles, hybrid cars, and equipment for solar/wind power generation.
Demand for aluminum electrolytic capacitors is growing in emerging markets, with annual growth rates estimated at about 10% through 2015. In particular, a rapid growth is expected in China for such applications as environment-friendly cars and power conditioners for solar power generation.
The Showa Denko Group will aim to expand the business in Japan and the Asian market, centering on China, by ensuring stable supply of high-quality, high-purity aluminum foil.
About Showa Denko Aluminum (Nantong) Co., Ltd.
Location: Nantong Economic & Technology Development Area, Jiangsu Province, China
Establishment: November 25, 2011
Capital stock: JPY 1.5 billion
Ownership: Owned 100% by SDK
Chairman: Motohide Ono
Director & General Manager: Seikichi Manaka
Scope of business: Production and sale of high-purity aluminum foil for electrolytic capacitors.
About Showa Denko
Showa Denko K.K. ('SDK'; TSE: 4004, US: SHWDF) is a major manufacturer and marketer of chemical products serving a wide range of fields ranging from heavy industry to the electronic and computer industries. SDK makes petrochemicals (ethylene, propylene), aluminum products (ingots, rods), electronic equipment (hard disks for computers) and inorganic materials (ceramics, carbons). The company has overseas operations and a joint venture with Netherlands-based Montell and Nippon Petrochemicals to make and market polypropylenes. In March 2001, SDK merged with Showa Denko Aluminum Corporation to strengthen the high-value-added fabricated aluminum products operations, and is today developing next-generation optical communications-use wafers. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp
Source: Showa Denko
Showa Denko (SDK) Public Relations Office Tel: +81-3-5470-3235
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