Showa Denko K.K.
Showa Tansan Co., Ltd. Showa Titanium Co., Ltd. Showa Denko Kenso Co., Ltd. Tohoku Metal Chemical Co., Ltd. Showa Aluminum Can Corp. Showa Denko Aluminum Trading K.K. Showa Denko Packaging Co.,Ltd. Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K. Showa Engineering Co., Ltd. Showa Denko Kenzai K.K. Shoko Co., Ltd. Fuyo Perlite Co., Ltd. Union Showa K.K.
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Petrochemicals Sector The role of the Petrochemicals Sector is to support the growth of Showa Denko's basic business through the manufacture and sales of organic chemical products including cracker products such as ethylene and propylene and their derivative products such as acetic acid and allyl alcohol. Oita Plant, the main manufacturing base, has a naphtha cracker and is characterized by a demand structure that balances the supply of basic materials to our company for making acetyl derivatives and to various petrochemical complex companies for making synthetic resin, synthetic rubber, and styrene monomers. The Petrochemical complex, which aimes to secure the greatest competitive strength in Asia, is the key to the reinforcement of our competitiveness, such as through the strategic reorganization of our cracker facilities, and more advanced material diversification than our competitors. We are able to meet the needs of our customers by utilizing an infrastructure that includes our large Oita site, an abundant industrial water supply, and excellent port facilities, as well as a location close to the fast-growing East Asian and Chinese economies. Armed with our leading catalyst technology, we have expanded our business in Showa Denko's own acetyl and allyl alcohol derivative products, while our acetic acid and ethyl acetate operations continue smoothly with the establishment of new production methods using our unique technology. In particular, we have secured a top-level production capacity share in the Asian ethyl acetate market based on our two-site structure in Oita and Indonesia. In future, we aim to further enhance the competitiveness of our derivative product business, headed by acetyl chain compounds such as acetic acid, ethyl acetate and vinyl acetate produced in an integrated system from ethylene, so that we can deliver products and services that fulfill the expectations of our customers.