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5-minute Guide to Resonac

Our Purpose
Change Society through the Power of Chemistry

Our goal is to pursue chemistry that contributes to both the global environment and the well-being of people for generations to come.
We will jointly create a better society with all stakeholders in mind, from key industry players to individual consumers.
We will work as a "co-creative chemical company" to change society through the power of chemistry.

Resonac by the Numbers

Establishment

Establishment of the former Showa Denko K.K. 1939, Establishment of the former Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. 1962, Integration of the two companies to establish Resonac Corporation 2023

Consolidated net sales

1,419.6billion yen

Sales ratio by segment, Chemicals 431 billion yen, Petrochemicals, Graphite electrodes, Basic chemicals and industrial gases, Semiconductor and electronic materials 391.8 billion yen, Semiconductor materials, Device solutions, Mobility 173.8 billion yen, Automotive products, Lithium-ion battery materials, Sale of businesses 160.3 billion yen, Innovation enabling materials 141.3 billion yen, Others 121.4 billion yen

Number of employees (consolidated)

26,054

Japan 48.8%, Overseas 51.2%

Sales composition ratio in Japan and overseas

Japan 53%, Overseas 47%

Number of consolidated subsidiaries

124

East Asia 37, Europe 26, Japan 25, Other Asian regions 21, North America 11, Africa 2, Latin America 2
  • FY2021 results

Resolving Social Issues with InnovationHistory of Resonac

The history of Resonac, which is creating products and technologies to meet society's needs, is introduced as follows.

Showa Denko

Showa Denko Materials

1910~
Industrial modernization Japan seeking domestic production

  • Showa Denko Materials Began research aimed at domestically producing electrical insulating varnishes for motors (origin of former Hitachi Chemical).
  • Showa Denko Materials Started trial production of phenol resin laminates, porcelain insulators, and carbon brushes.
  • Showa Denko Materials Began production of "MCL," a copper-clad laminate for multilayer PWBs -- spreading of TVs and radios with the mass production of electronic circuits.
  • Showa Denko Manufactured Japan's first ammonium sulfate that enabled fertilizer production.
  • Showa Denko Industrialized domestically produced aluminum.
  • Showa Denko Established Showa Denko K.K.
  • Showa Denko Domestically produced synthetic resin emulsions, unsaturated polyester resins, and vinyl ester resins.
  • Showa Denko Began operation of the Oita Petrochemical Complex -- capable of integrated manufacturing of diverse petrochemical products.

1970~
Rapid economic growth development of the electronics industry

  • Showa Denko Materials Started sales of "PHOTEC," a photosensitive film of alkali-based solvents.
  • Showa Denko Materials Started production of "ANISOLM," a circuit connecting film for displays.
  • Showa Denko Entered the hard disk business.

1990~
Beginning of the information technology revolution

  • Showa Denko Materials Started sales of reflow-resistance epoxy molding compounds.
  • Showa Denko Materials Started mass production of carbon anode materials for lithium-ion batteries
    Started production of CMP slurry for shallow trench isolation (STI)

2000~
Growing environmental awareness

  • Showa Denko Materials Started production of molded plastic rear door modules.
  • Showa Denko Launched the plastic chemical recycling business -- gasifying used plastics to recycle as materials for hydrogen, ammonia, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and other products.
  • Showa Denko Started production of cooling devices for power semiconductors.
  • Showa Denko Acquired SGL GE, a German graphite electrode supplier.

2023~
Establishment of "Resonac" as a co-creative chemical company

Resonac Businesses

As a "co-creative chemical company" aiming to balance the global environment and people's well-being, Resonac's corporate activities focus on contributing to SDG 12 "Responsible Production and Consumption" and SDG 17 "Partnerships for the Goals."

Resonac Businesses

Semiconductor and electronic materials

  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION

Resonac offers semiconductor and electronic materials that contribute to the energy conservation, higher efficiency, and miniaturization of electronic devices enabling 5G and IoT. We provide a wide range of materials from the front- to back-end of semiconductor manufacturing processes with leading global market shares. We also established the "JOINT2" consortium to accelerate the development of cutting-edge materials.

Mobility

  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION

Resonac provides automotive products and lithium-ion battery materials that contribute to the weight reduction and electrification of vehicles as part of the efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. We are particularly focused on the development of xEVs (next-generation vehicles) technologies that utilize our lightweight, electrification, and heat control capabilities.

Innovation enabling materials

  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Technological innovations of functional materials are essential for a range of next-generation technologies and industries, including the next generation of communications, automobiles, and robots. Resonac is working to develop functional chemicals, resin materials, coating materials, ceramics, aluminum functional materials, and other materials that support various industrial innovations.

Chemicals

  • 2 ZERO HUNGER
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION

Resonac offers such petrochemicals as olefins and organic chemicals, chemicals that include industrial gases and basic chemicals, graphite electrodes, and other products serving as the base and infrastructure for various industries. In the chemical recycling business, hydrogen is extracted from used plastics to produce ammonia and carbon dioxide products that are supplied to hydrogen stations and commercial facilities as part of our co-creative efforts to achieve a low-carbon society.

Resonac Technologies

Resonac combines the strengths of the former Showa Denko's materials technologies and the former Showa Denko Materials' application technologies to pursue new innovations.

Innovations, Resonac's technologies, Chemistry to think, Evaluation/simulation technology, Structure analysis, Computational science, AI, MI, Organics/polymers analysis, Quantum chemistry calculation, Molecular dynamics calculation, Machine structure analysis, Chemistry to synthesize, Materials technology, Inorganic, Polymer, Aluminum alloy, Chemistry to formulate, Application technology, Interface/surface control, Blending/dispersion, Materials processing, Formulation
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