Welcome!

News Feed Item

SDK Group's Leading Edge Plant Factory Unit "SHIGYO(R) Unit" Adopted in a Large Plant Factory in Yamagata

Tokyo, June 16, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) announces that its LED-based plant factory unit named "SHIGYO(R) Unit" has been adopted in a large-scale plant factory in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture. The plant factory is operated by ENDO CORPORATION which is led by President Yasuhiko Endo and headquartered in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture.

SHIGYO Unit, which is adopted this time, is an all-in-one indoor plant factory system which provides optimum environment for plant growth, packaging all necessary technology and equipment for plant cultivation including our original high-speed plant growth technology "SHIGYO(R) Method", our proprietary LED lighting equipment designed to emit optimum light for SHIGYO Method, and aluminum racks for plant cultivation. SHIGYO Unit also includes after-sale technical support such as plant cultivation manuals, and is an ideal system for users to start plant factory as a new business.

ENDO CORPORATION had been investigating feasibility of its entry into the plant factory business since 2012, and conducted a field test of plant cultivation with SHIGYO Method in 2013. As the results of the test, the company successfully harvested a variety of quality vegetables, and confirmed profitability of the plant factory with SHIGYO Method. Consequently, the company decided to construct a plant factory which has the area of about 2,000 m2 for plant cultivation, and a daily harvest of about 4,000 plants. The new factory will be completed in September 2014, and start operation in the following October.

Aiming to promote plant factories which realize stable supply of safe food, SDK provides business enterprises considering new entry into plant factory business with various support programs. Moreover, to respond to needs for demonstration experiment of plant factory, SDK markets small scale SHIGYO Unit and "SHIGYO(R) Container" which is a containerized plant factory system for outdoor installation. SDK will demonstrate small scale SHIGYO Unit and SHIGYO Container for demonstration experiment at "the Agricultural Business Solution Exhibition in Smart Community Japan 2014," which is to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 18 to June 20.

General outline of SHIGYO Unit:

1) SHIGYO Method: a high-speed plant growth technology

SHIGYO Method, which is a plant growth technology developed jointly by SDK and Yamaguchi University, accelerates the growth of plant at LED-based facilities by irradiating light with optimum wavelengths and intensity in consideration of the kind of plant and growing stages.

2) LED lighting equipment for plant growth

This LED lighting equipment contains SDK's proprietary LED chips that emit deep-red light with the wavelengths of 660 nm (optimum light for plant's photosynthesis) at the world's highest level of efficiency* and LED chips that emit blue light. The equipment generates less heat than a fluorescent light with equivalent brightness, saves electricity consumption for lighting and air-conditioning. It can easily change the intensity of deep-red and blue light in accordance with the lighting program of SHIGYO Method.

3) Aluminum racks for plant cultivation

The racks are specialized for plant cultivation in plant factories, composed of light-weight anodized aluminum frames which are rust-resistant. They feature attachments with built-in reflectors that realize optimum layout of LED lighting equipment to generate uniform irradiation. They are equipped with cassette type LED lights and water tanks (pools) for hydroponics, and both of them are removable for easy maintenance.

4) Heat-insulating panels

These panels have heat-insulating properties necessary for completely closed plant factory, and airtightness to prevent intrusion of bacteria, fungi and insect pests. SHIGYO Unit features covering of ceilings and walls of plant factories with these heat-insulating panels, and realizes optimum heat-insulation and airtightness.

5) Culture fluid circulator (option)

This is a circulator that automatically delivers culture fluid (liquid fertilizer) to plants.

6) Air conditioners (option)

Air conditioners maintain optimum temperature, humidity and CO2 density.

7) Air shower (option)

This is a dust remover to prevent carrying in of sand and dust.

*As of June 13, 2014

About Showa Denko

Showa Denko K.K. ('SDK'; TSE: 4004, US: SHWDF) is a major manufacturer and marketer of chemical products serving a wide range of fields ranging from heavy industry to the electronic and computer industries. SDK makes petrochemicals (ethylene, propylene), aluminum products (ingots, rods), electronic equipment (hard disks for computers) and inorganic materials (ceramics, carbons). The company has overseas operations and a joint venture with Netherlands-based Montell and Nippon Petrochemicals to make and market polypropylenes. In March 2001, SDK merged with Showa Denko Aluminum Corporation to strengthen the high-value-added fabricated aluminum products operations, and is today developing next-generation optical communications-use wafers. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp .



Source: Showa Denko

Contact:
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK)
Public Relations Office
Phone: 81-3-5470-3235


Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...