Under the agreement with PlushCare, the SCMG HMO members can get access a doctor from anywhere, making it easier and more convenient for patients to get care.
The telemedicine offering will provide SCMG HMO members with another convenient way to access care, particularly during the fall and winter, when acute issues like cold/flu are widespread.
SDK has therefore decided to increase its production capacities for SCMG and VGCF, which contribute toward increasing the capacity and extending the life of LIBs.
SCMG is used as graphite anode material for LIBs, providing excellent cycle characteristics, retaining capacity at high temperatures, and enabling charge/discharge of heavy current.
Under the new medium-term consolidated business plan PEGASUS, the Showa Denko Group has classified its business in advanced battery materials as one of "Growth Businesses." The Group aims to achieve annual sales of more than 30 billion yen in 2015 from its four LIB-related materials: SCMG, VGCF, aluminum laminated films, and carbon-coated aluminum foils (SDX).
SCMG is produced by first processing raw material of carbon with SDK's proprietary technology to optimize its shape as anode material, and heating it at high temperatures in a special graphitizing furnace.
As part of that development effort, SCMG has been evaluated for automotive applications.
SDK has already started expanding its SCMG production capacity at Omachi, modifying the special graphitizing furnace and adding new powder processing units for completion by the end of this year.
Lee, who receives treatment at the Winsford centre, said: "I am very, very grateful to the SCMGS
for my new powered wheelchair.