Materials 07/26 2011 12:43
BASF and FOM intensify their cooperation
-New magnetic materials for efficient cooling
-BASF and FOM intensify their cooperation
Utrecht (NL) / Ludwigshafen (D), 25 July 2011 – The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) in the Netherlands and BASF are to start another joint research programme on magnetocaloric materials. This new class of materials may help to make today's cooling systems more efficient and quieter. This is the second joint research project between FOM and BASF and it has a duration of four years. "We aim to achieve an even better understanding of the fundamental magnetocaloric principles, which will help us to develop new materials with improved properties and we will investigate the best routes for large-scale production," says programme leader Prof. Dr. Ekkes Brück (Delft University of Technology).¡¡» Read More
SDK to Expand Production Capacities for LIB Materials --SCMG™ Anode Material, VGCF™Additive, and Aluminum Packaging Materials--
Products , CONVERTING PRODUCTS ≫ BATTERY 07/25 2011 12:53
Showa Denko K.K.
July 19, 2011
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to expand its production capacities for materials used in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (LIBs), namely, artificial-graphite-based anode material (SCMG™), additive in anodes and cathodes (VGCF™), and aluminum laminated films for packaging. ¡¡» Read More
Solar Cell 07/25 2011 12:44
July 21, 2011
TOKYO, July 21, 2011 – Solar Frontier announced today that it will supply around 20 kW of its CIS thin-film solar modules to Tokyo Sky Tree¡Çs commercial facility, Tokyo Solamachi, in cooperation with Tobu Energy Support. The modules will be installed on the roof of the 9th floor and the rooftop garden on the 8th floor of Tokyo Solamachi to supply power to appliances within the shopping complex. ¡¡» Read More
Solar Cell , Company Information , Products 07/25 2011 12:42
July 20, 2011
Munich, July 20, 2011 – Solar Frontier today announced that its SF130-150 series CIS (copper, indium, selenium) thin-film modules have received MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certification through BRE Global. Internationally recognized, the MCS certification mark is required for solar modules to be eligible for feed-in-tariffs for PV installations below 50kWp capacity. By carrying the MCS mark, Solar Frontier¡Çs solar panels gain an additional economical edge throughout the UK.¡¡» Read More
JSR to start operation of new R&D facility of LCD materials in Korea - Construction completed at JSR Micro Korea -
Company Information 07/22 2011 12:22
TOKYO, Japan - July 21, 2011 - JSR Corporation (President: Mitsunobu Koshiba) has announced that JSR Micro Korea (a 100% subsidiary of JSR) completed the construction and will start operation of a new research laboratory. The facility enhances the research and development function of liquid crystal display (LCD) materials, which are manufactured and sold at JSR Micro Korea. The amount of investment such as establishment and installation of evaluation equipment is valued at approximately \1 billion.
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Products , Company Information 07/21 2011 11:44
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and Impress R&D, a member of the Impress Group engaged in data communications related media operations aimed at corporations have jointly developed a new e-book interface that helps maximizes reader convenience.
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-Successfully used in clearcoat systems with cost-efficiency and processing benefits
-Acrylate monomer with free carbamate group for a broad range of applications
-Industrial implementation of a white biotechnology process for manufacturing new specialty monomers
Ludwigshafen , Germany – July 13, 2011 – BASF is launching the high-performance product hydroxypropyl carbamate acrylate (HPCA), a crosslinking acrylate monomer. The new specialty monomer shortens the processing time for the manufacture of carbamate based polymers. Compared with currently existing processes, HPCA enables crosslinkable carbamate units to be incorporated into the polymer in just one step. The usual two-step procedure is no longer necessary. In addition to the shorter manufacturing process, HPCA also offers positive features for applications.¡¡» Read More
Solar Cell , Products 07/15 2011 11:43
July 14, 2011
TOKYO, July 14, 2011 – Solar Frontier today announced that it has started shipping 150 Watt CIS modules after accelerating its production roadmap and achieving production targets ahead of schedule at its state-of-the-art Kunitomi plant in Japan. These high-performance modules are now shipping to customers around the world. The company also announced that it expects TÜV and UL certification for soon-to-be-available 155W panels in the coming weeks as its flagship gigawatt-scale plant continually increases performance.¡¡» Read More
Film , Company Information 07/13 2011 15:02
Showa Denko K.K.
July 12, 2011
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has completed, within the premises of its Oita Complex, a pilot plant for its new heat-resistant and transparent film ¡ÈSHORAYAL™¡É. SDK will start sample shipments for use in displays, including touch screens, and accelerate marketing activities in preparation for the start of full-scale commercial shipments.¡¡» Read More
Energy 07/11 2011 12:56
July 11, 2011
Tokyo, July 11, 2011 – Solar Frontier announced today that it has supplied Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. with approximately 40 kW of CIS thin-film solar modules in partnership with Showa Shell Sekiyu. The modules installed on the lower level rooftop of Nissan¡Çs global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, will be used mainly to power rapid charging systems for electric vehicles in the building. The power from this system can charge around 1,800 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles per year.¡¡» Read More
Energy 07/08 2011 13:05
-Expansion of activities for batteries broadens portfolio of innovative materials
-Lightweight construction and heat management components further increase driving range of electric cars
-Solutions for regenerative electricity generation and energy storage technologies enable sustainable and climate-friendly electromobility
Ludwigshafen, Germany – July 7, 2011 – Batteries are the key technology for the electromobility of the future. Over the next five years, BASF will be investing a three-digit million euro sum in researching, developing and the production of battery materials. Part of the investment is being channeled into the construction of a production plant for advanced cathode materials in Elyria, Ohio. This new facility with an investment volume of more than $50 million is scheduled to supply the market with cathode materials for the production of high-performance lithium-ion batteries from mid-2012.¡¡» Read More
Announcement of Business Alliance and Establishment of JV for Optical Films Between Panasonic Electric Works, Toppan Printing and Tomoegawa
Film , Coating , Company Information 07/07 2011 16:38
Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Tomoegawa Co., Ltd.
Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Kadoma city, Osaka; President: Shusaku Nagae; hereinafter referred to as PEW), Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Shingo Kaneko ; hereinafter referred to as Toppan Printing) and Tomoegawa Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshio Inoue; hereinafter referred to as TOMOEGAWA ) have agreed to a business alliance for optical films and announced today that they entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing products including anti-reflection films.¡¡» Read More
SDK to Strengthen High-Purity Ammonia Business for Electronics --Increasing Capacity to 5,000 t/y via Expansions in Japan, Taiwan and China--
Company Information 07/04 2011 16:40
Showa Denko K.K.
June 29, 2011
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) will increase its production capacity for high-purity ammonia to meet growing demand from the electronics industry. Specifically, production capacities at three sites¡½Japan, Taiwan, and China¡½will be increased from the current levels of 1,000 t/y, 1,500 t/y and 500 t/y; to 1,500 t/y, 2,500 t/y and 1,000 t/y, respectively, by the end of 2011.¡¡» Read More
-BASF foam Basotect controls acoustics and enriches aesthetics in Children¡Çs Museum of South Dakota, USA
The Children¡Çs Museum of South Dakota in Brookings, USA uses various acoustic panels made from BASF¡Çs melamine resin foam Basotect ® for sound absorption and noise control in several rooms and exhibits throughout the museum. The architectural and design team for the interactive museum decided on sound-absorptive Basotect panels from the acoustic products manufacturer, pinta acoustic inc., Minneapolis, USA.¡¡» Read More