Asahi Kasei introduces new engineered resin series SoForm of the Thermylene brand – A Class-A surface material with low emissions and excellent scratch resistance


Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) introduces SoForm, a new engineered resin series as part of their diverse Thermylene family - Asahi Kasei’s portfolio of specialty chemically coupled glass fiber reinforced polypropylenes. SoForm is a cost- and process-optimized material for automotive interior surfaces and industrial durable goods.... Read more

On the way to full car autonomy – New study by Asahi Kasei Europe shows growing needs for driver assistance systems and improved acoustics


The automotive is evolving quickly – new technologies are constantly adding to safety and comfort of the car. This development is strongly user-driven, as the results of a current study conducted by Asahi Kasei Europe and SKOPOS shows.... Read more

Smarter and simpler: New study shows growing importance of connectivity features and intuitive control interfaces in the automotive


The automotive is changing. A growing number of electronic systems and functions in the car are constantly adding to the driving experience. The results of the current study conducted by Asahi Kasei Europe and SKOPOS show: The car user is also changing and the need for smarter and simpler HMI (human-machine interface) solutions is growing.... Read more

Interior to become the new exterior: New survey by Asahi Kasei Europe shows increasing need towards functional premium surfaces in the automotive


The evolution in the automotive industry is ongoing. A changing mobility behavior and the growing autonomy of cars will profoundly impact the user’s driving experience. Automotive interior features are on their way to become the main differentiating element influencing buying decisions – and within the interior the need towards premium, hygienic and sound-absorbing surfaces is on the rise.... Read more

Judgment of Chinese Patent Infringement Litigation Asahi Kasei vs. Shenzhen Xu Ran (旭冉) Electronic Co., Ltd. and Others Relating to Separator for Lithium Ion Secondary Battery


In August 2018, Asahi Kasei Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hideki Kobori, ... Read more

Asahi Kasei Starts Green Hydrogen Production at the World’s Largest Single-Stack Alkaline-Water Electrolysis System in Fukushima


The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei is taking the next major step towards becoming a provider of large-scale alkaline-water electrolysis systems for the production of green hydrogen. In March 2020, the company started the operation of its 10 Megawatt (MW) single-stack alkaline-water electrolysis system at the Fukushima Energy Research Field (FH2R) in Namie, Fukushima, Japan. The “Aqualizer” is the world’s largest single-stack system, and able to produce green hydrogen at the rate of 1,200 normal cubic meter (Nm3) per hour.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Completes Acquisition of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Asahi Kasei Corporation has completed its acquisition of US-based pharmaceutical company Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Inc. on March 3, 2020 (CET). ... Read more

Asahi Kasei becomes official partner of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship


Asahi Kasei has concluded an agreement to be an official partner of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The WRC pits drivers and production-based cars against some of the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet and is the world’s premier rally series. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei to present broad range of advanced battery materials at AABC Europe 2020 in Wiesbaden


From 12-16 January, the Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei and its US-based subsidiary Celgard will present a broad variety of advanced materials for the battery industry at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe (AABC) in Wiesbaden. ... Read more

Expansion of network in North America – Asahi Kasei America opens new marketing base in Novi, Michigan


Asahi Kasei is accelerating its marketing activities towards the automotive industry. Its regional headquarter in North America, Asahi Kasei America, has just opened an office in Novi, Michigan, to strengthen its marketing functions in North America, mainly in the automotive field. ... Read more