More than just lightweight – Plastics and foams contribute to the future in-car living space


Plastics and foams are more than just lightweight materials. They will prove to be a significant addition to the user experience in future automotive interior.... Read more

Asahi Kasei’s TENAC POM with the world’s lowest VOC emission level certified as eco-friendly green material in China


Asahi Kasei’s copolymer polyacetal resin (POM) TENAC-C Z4520 has been certified as an eco-friendly green material by the China Automotive Tech-nology & Research Center (CATARC) for its outstanding low VOC emission performance. Due to its properties, the engineering plastic contributes to a better air quality in vehicles – combined with fewer health impairments as well as more comfort and safety for the passengers.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Akira Yoshino receives the European Inventor Award 2019


Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Dr. Akira Yoshino has received for the European Inventor Award 2019 by the European Patent Office (EPO) in the category of Non-EPO countries for his invention and refinement of the lithium-ion battery. The award ceremony was held on June 20, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.... Read more

Asahi Kasei to relocate European Headquarter to Düsseldorf Harbour


Asahi Kasei relocates its European Headquarter Asahi Kasei Europe (AKEU) within Düs-seldorf. The relocation is scheduled for the second half of 2020. At the new location at Düsseldorf Harbour, the company consolidates its sales, marketing and R&D activities to further enhance its business approach to the European automotive industry. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Dr. Akira Yoshino Nominated as a Finalist for the European Inventor Award 2019


Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Dr. Akira Yoshino has been nominated as a finalist for the European Inventor Award 2019 by the European Patent Office (EPO) in the category of “Non-EPO countries” for his invention and refinement of the lithium-ion battery. ... Read more

The “Battery Show Europe” in Stuttgart: Asahi Kasei Introduces Innovative Materials for the Battery of Tomorrow


From 7 to 9 May, Asahi Kasei and its US subsidiary Celgard will be presenting a wide range of high-performance materials for automotive batteries at the “Battery Show Europe” 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Introduces Sensor Solutions at PCIM Europe 2019


Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) presents itself at PCIM Europe – the world's leading exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy as well as energy management – taking place from May 7-9 in Nuremberg, Germany. Sensor solutions for various applications constitute the focus of this year’s presentation.... Read more

Best Sound Quality: Asahi Kasei Microdevices to Present Premium Audio Solutions at HIGH END 2019 in Munich


From 9 to 12 May 2019, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, (AKM), will exhibit for the first time at Europe's leading specialist trade fair for high-quality consumer electronics – "HIGH END" – in Munich, Germany. One of the highlights will be the latest audio D/A Converter (DAC) flagship AK4499, which was launched in December 2018, featuring the world's lowest THD+N value (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise). Visitors are invited to actively convince themselves of the premium audio quality of the products at the booth.... Read more

Up to Three Billion Square Meters per Year: Asahi Kasei Invests 238 Million Euros in Manufacturing Infrastructure for Lithium-Ion Battery Separators


The world market leader in lithium-ion battery (LIB) separators responds to the booming global demand in the battery market: In order to meet the growing needs of the custom-ers, the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei enhances its manufacturing infrastruc-ture by an additional 450 million m2 to 1.55 billion m2/year. Expansion to three billion m2/year is planned for 2025.... Read more

Smart tires for the future: Asahi Kasei at Tire Technology EXPO 2019 in Hanover


From March 5 to 7, Asahi Kasei will present its technol-ogies for the next-generation tire at the international tire exhibition "Tire Technology EXPO" in Hanover, Germany. Next to synthetic rubber of the fifth generation and fiber technologies, sensor solutions for intelligent tires will be in the focus of this year’s booth.... Read more