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Showa Denko to Build Carbon Nanotube Plant in Japan

9:31 AM MST | January 26, 2009 | DEEPTI RAMESH

Showa Denko says it will begin construction in March on a 400-m.t./year carbon nanotube plant at the company’s Oita, Japan complex. The plant will produce a new grade of carbon nanotube developed by Showa Denko for resin composite applications and is expected to start up in 2010. Site Selection: Showa Denko’s complex at Oita will host the carbon nanotube plant. The new grade of carbon nanotube has been developed using Showa Denko’s catalyst and synthesis technologies, and it is expected to be applied to static-free plastic cases for the carriage...

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