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Showa Denko and Mitsubishi Corp. form partnership in fullerene business

2:35 PM MST | January 9, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko and Mitsubishi Corp. say they have entered into a strategic partnership for the fullerene business. As part of the deal, Showa Denko acquired, from Mitsubishi Corp., a 50% stake in Frontier Carbon Corporation (FCC; Tokyo), a producer of fullerene products, thereby making FCC a 50-50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corp. and Showa Denko. FCC, which was established in 2001, produces and sells nanocarbon products, including fullerene. Fullerene is a molecule composed entirely of carbon. As the molecule is soluble in organic solvents and is an...

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