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Scent Buster: A discovery for household smell removal

news | 31 May 2021
Tag: zeolite

By E.N.

We have introduced “Shozen” a deodorizer for cigarette smoke before.
This time, we have confirmed other deodorant performance and prepared new designs to suit various occasions.

Have you ever opened a shoe cabinet at the beginning of the day and smelled an unpleasant odor?
It is said that the amount of sweat from your feet in a day is a cupful in a day.
If you leave your shoes soaked in sweat, the bacteria and smell will multiply by the next morning.

How our “Shozen Scent Buster” could help with the smell issue? 

The main component of foot odor is Isovaleric acid.
Good news is Isovaleric acid could be effectively absorbed by our high silica zeolite.

*HiSiv 3000 is a type of molecular sieve for smell removal

With HiSiv 3000, the amount of Isovaleric acid gas can be drastically reduced to about 30% of the starting amount in 1 hour, whereas without HiSiv 3000, 83% of the amount still remains after 1 hour.
After 8 hours, the amount of Isovaleric acid remaining with HiSiv 3000 is only 10%, while the control one has around 40% of the isovaleric acid gas remaining.

Shozen Scent Buster also did an excellent job in our actual test, with men daily office leather shoes.
We asked them to put Shozen Scent Buster in their right foot only, and compare the smell in the next morning.

The result is clear!

Our Shozen can effectively absorb the underlying factors instead of covering up the bad smell with other fragrance.
We have found that it can effectively eliminate odors not only in shoes, but also when placed in the kitchen or toilet.
Let’s put our products to eliminate unpleasant household odors.

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Molecular Sieve: Zeolite 13X to confront COVID-19 (PSA O2 Generator)

news | 19 May 2021
Tag: molecular sieve oxygen concentrators oxygen generator

by F.S.

“As India battles the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and resultant oxygen scarcity, the Centre and state governments have taken various measures to augment the production of medical oxygen in the country. Besides, efforts are also being made to procure and import oxygen concentrators to deal with the shortage of oxygen. Various foreign governments and global private sector companies have come forward to help India in the hour of crisis by sending oxygen concentrators.”

Reading the news above, I hope we can help relieve the situation in India.
As a manufacturer, SDK’s separation technology through molecular sieve products comes to my mind. This technology could be a part to the solution.

India where oxygen deficiency becomes severe.
After Covid-19 strikes, oxygen becomes one of the essentials for every city. Especially in India, where the number of infections has increased rapidly. Due to supply and logistics are overwhelmed by the situation, there is a shortage of “medical oxygen” to support the infected patients each day.

How to get medical oxygen?
Medical oxygen is generated from the air by using oxygen concentrator. It is a medical device.
And, Covid-19 infected person who is mildly symptomatic could utilize this device at home which result in dramatic increase in demand recently.
There are 2 main types of oxygen concentrator.
① Home Oxygen Therapy (HOT) which patients with respiratory problems are able to inhale oxygen using portable machines at home.
The other type is ② PSA type.

What is PSA?
PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) type is a method to separates oxygen and nitrogen in the air, by using 13X Zeolite (Molecular Sieve) to adsorb Nitrogen in the cylinder. Then, repeating pressurization and depressurization cycle. The oxygen can be concentrated up to 95%.

Our strength
For more than 50 years, Showa Denko Group has been manufacturing synthetic zeolite for many applications.
From that experience, we could provide zeolite with
・ Highest quality
・ Supply stability
・ Great pre-post sales support services.

We are very honored if our molecular sieve can be one of the solution to tackle this tough situation around the world.

Drop us an inquiry here for PSA molecular sieve 13X zeolite.

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SHODEX Chromato News May 2021

news | 15 May 2021
Tag: chromatonews shodex

NEW! Technical Article No. 12

Simultaneous LC/MS Analyses of Phosphorylated Saccharides

Phosphorylated saccharides take the important role as intermediates in various metabolic pathways of animals. For example, during glycolysis process, glucose is first converted to glucose-6-phosphate, then to other phosphorylated saccharides (such as fructose-6-phosphate and fructose-1,6-bisphosphate) and finally to pyruvate to produce ATP, the energy source of cell processing. Through glycogenolysis process, glucose-1-phosphate is produced from breakdown process of glycogen branches. In this process, glucose-6-phosphate is also produced as an isomer, and the product goes through a glycolysis process via different pathway. High sensitive analysis of phosphorylated saccharides in vivo is important for understanding the biological phenomena and early detection and treatment of the related diseases. One such case is glycogenosis, which stores abnormal amounts of glycogen in the body, and is possibly related to genetic glycogen enzymes deficiencies. Newborn glucose-6- phosphate concentration monitoring is considered an effective tool for the early detection of the disease.

In this application, we used a combination of Shodex™ HILICpak™ columns and LC/MS for simultaneous and high sensitive analysis of various phosphorylated saccharides without the use of ion-pair reagent nor derivatization.

✓ Phosphorylated Saccharides Using HILICpak™ VT-50 2D (glucose-1-phosphate (G1P), glucose-6-phosphate (G6P), fructose-1-phosphate (F1P), fructose-6-phosphate (F6P), fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (F1,6bP), and uridine diphosphate glucose (UDP-Glc));
✓ Phosphorylated Saccharides Using HILICpak™ VG-50 2D (fructose, glucose, G1P, G6P, UDP-Glc, and F1,6bP)

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