High–Purity Ammonia Showa Denko Expands Ammonia Production in Taiwan

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Showa Denko of Japan has recently launched its expended production capacity for high-purity ammonia, which is widely used in production processes for electronic materials.

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Tokyo/Japan – Capacity of the plant operated by a Taiwanese manufacturing subsidiary was increased from 2,500 to 3,500

tons per year. The Showa Denko Group has three bases to produce high-purity ammonia, which are located in Japan, Taiwan and China. As a result of this step-up, the total production capacity of these three bases has been increased to 7,000 tons per year.

High-purity ammonia is a specialty gas used for forming nitride film in processes that produce electronic parts, such as compound semiconductors, including LEDs and LCD panels. SDK has been producing and selling high-purity ammonia in Taiwan since 2005. Furthermore, the demand for high-purity ammonia is expected to increase in Asia, due to the demand for consumer electronics in the region.