With the scheduled expansion at SDKC, the Group will be able to meet the recovering demand in the U.S.A.
SDKC will build new facilities for forming and graphitizing, while installing additional furnaces in the stages of baking, pitch-impregnation and rebaking.
SDKC, a specialized manufacturer of graphite electrodes for electric steelmaking, was established in 1988 when SDK purchased the plant from Airco Carbon (member of the BOC Group, of U.K.).
Through synergies between the Omachi Plant and SDKC, the Showa Denko Group has maximized production/distribution efficiency and established technical advantages, as demonstrated by its position as the first company in the world to produce the world's largest 32-inch-diameter graphite electrodes.
Since its establishment, SDKC has been leading the industry in production efficiency, providing high-quality products in a large amount.