Resonac Pride Products and Services

Contributing to Society and Customers by Fulfilling Our Purpose through Resonac Pride Products & Services

Approach to Resonac Pride Products and Services

As an advanced material partner, Resonac aims to contribute to the sustainable development of global society by creating functions required of the times, with the goal of contributing to the happiness and prosperity of people and to harmony with the global environment. In order to achieve this, it is important to visualize how much value our products and services, which we provide in a wide range of areas from upstream to downstream in the value chain, have provided to customers and society.
Upon integration, the SDGs-contributing products of the former Showa Denko Group will be renewed as Resonac Pride Products and Services, and the Group will place even greater emphasis on contributing to customers and society going forward. In terms of certification, we aim to integrate the points of view of third parties in evaluation from the perspectives of value provided to customers and society by changing society based on our purpose as well as the appropriateness of Resonac’s four values, risk assessment such as product environmental assessment and reputation, future potential and impact such as sales plans and market share, and relevance to shared global goals (SDGs).

Contribution to the SDGs through businesses

As a Co-creative Chemical Company that seeks to create a recycling-oriented society, we have made contributing to SDGs 12 and 17 the focus of our corporate activities, and positioned goals that we contribute to through businesses and products as well as goals that we contribute to through our business foundation as follows. In addition to the areas we are already working on, we are looking ahead with the aim to contributing to the creation of a future that we seek to realize through the power of chemistry.

Certification process

Until 2022, product and service certification was carried out in-house, but going forward, we will include third party participation to increase objectivity and transparency. We plan to involve various stakeholders, including investors, experts, customers, and next-generation members, as third parties.

SDGs Contribution Products/Services (As of July 2021)

Products/services Point Challenge toward 2030 Main target
Plastic chemical recycling
  • Raise chemical recycling rate of plastic resources: Raise Japan’s chemical recycling rate from the current 3% to 17%
  • Reduce ocean plastic pollution
  • Address types of plastics that are hard to recycle to improve the recycling rate
  • Provide stable production process technologies developed through years of commercial operations to operators inside and outside of Japan
Graphite electrode
  • Reduce CO2 emissions related to steel production
  • Build a sustainable, recycling-oriented society: Raise the world’s electric furnace-made steel rate from the current 30% to 35%
  • Upgrade electric furnace operation processes to reduce CO2 emissions related to steel production
  • Ensure stable supply of high-quality graphite electrodes from six: carbon neutral plants across the world
  • Aim to go beyond carbon neutral and become carbon negative at Omachi Plant (power consumption hydropower output)
  • Provide AI-enabled technical support to upgraded electric furnace operation processes to lower electrode consumption rate
High-purity gasses for semiconductor processing Promotion of sustainable industrialization Further increase the purity of the gases to help expand the data storage capacity of semiconductor memory for higher energy efficiency, thereby contributing to the spread of tablet terminals 9.4
Hard disk media Promotion of sustainable industrialization Expand the data storage capacity of hard disk drives to contribute to the spread use of data infrastructure 4.3、9.4
VGCF: conductive additive for cathode/anode of LIB Increase energy efficiency (with regard to materials used in lithium-ion batteries) Contribute to higher performance for greater energy efficiency by making combined use of internally available battery materials 7.3、13.2
SPALF: aluminum laminated film Increase energy efficiency (with regard to materials used in lithium-ion batteries) Make combined use of the SPALF aluminum laminate film and heat exchanger technology to supply light and compact battery cooling systems, thereby contributing to the creation of a low-carbon society 7.3、13.2
Contract development and manufacturing organization for regenerative medical products Promote regenerative medicine to provide treatment for diseases, such as cancer and hereditary disorders, that are difficult to treat with conventional approaches As a partner of pharmaceutical companies, provide contract manufacturing services for regenerative medicine from production bases in Japan, the US and Europe, ensuring a high level of quality. In doing so, contribute to the promotion and development of regenerative medicine and work to support the health. 3.4、3.8

Information and Communication related products for 5G, AI, and autonomous driving:

  • CMP slurries
  • Printed wiring board materials
  • Solder resist
  • Die-bonding materials
  • Epoxi molding compounds
  • Anisotropic conductive films (ACFs)
Contribute to the development of AI and next-generation communication technologies (5G, etc.) for the provision of new services and industrial processes based on the use of voluminous data as well as to the safety of automobiles, better mobile services and the spread use of communication and traffic infrastructure Contribute to the development and faster application of practical technologies by making use of Showa Denko’s own materials technologies to promote ICT-based logistics management and smart grid systems for more efficient use of resources, solutions for environmental problems, and higher traffic safety in society 3.6、9.4
Molded plastic rear door modules Increase energy efficiency (by reducing the weight of automobiles) Reduce the weight of automobiles for higher fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions in the use stage, thereby contributing to the prevention of global warming 6.4、7.3、9.4
Copper-free friction materials Ensure the soundness of people’s lives (by preventing the use of hazardous chemical substances and pollution of the air, water and soil) Prevent the pollution of rivers, lakes, marshes and oceans by trace amounts of copper dust generated due to abrasion caused by braking, thereby helping to prevent health damage caused by water pollution 3.9、12.4
Anode materials for xEV Increase energy efficiency (by providing xEV batteries) Develop, manufacture and sell battery materials that can contribute to the spread use of xEVs, thereby contributing to higher energy efficiency, curbing air pollution and solving other global social issues 7.3、9.4

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