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

11.04.2019

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

21.03.2019

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

25.02.2019

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

With AKXY into the automotive world of tomorrow: Asahi Kasei shows its concept vehicle at the CAR Symposium 2019

24.01.2019

A highlight at this year's CAR Symposium from February 6th to 7th, 2019 in Bochum, Germany, is Asahi Kasei’s electric concept vehicle AKXY . It is used by the Japanese technology group to demonstrate 37 solutions for the automotive industry. A second highlight is the participation of Dr. Akira Yoshino – the inventor of the lithium-ion battery – in the automotive battery congress on February 5th.... Read more

AABC Europe 2019 in Strasbourg – Solutions by Asahi Kasei for the Battery of the Future

15.01.2019

 From January 27-31, Asahi Kasei and its US-based subsidiary Celgard will present a broad range of materials for the current and future automotive battery at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe (AABC) in Strasbourg. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award in the Chassis/Hardware Category

28.11.2018

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has awarded the global plastics compounder Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (APNA) with the SPE Automotive Innovation Award "Most Innovative Use of Plastics" in the category "Chassis/Hardware". The prize honors the "High Strength Self-Tapping Composite Nut" which was developed jointly with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ITW Deltar Fasteners. The SPE Automotive Division awarded the prize at the 48th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala held on November 7, 2018 in Livonia, Michigan/USA.... Read more

Premium prize for Asahi Kasei – German Design Award for a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow

08.11.2018

The German Design Council has honoured Asahi Kasei and its fully driveable electric vehicle AKXY™ with the German Design Award 2019 in the category 'Special Mention'. The predicate 'Special Mention' acknowledges works with a design that offers particularly successful solutions and honors the commitment of companies and designers. Asahi Kasei received the award in the category 'Excellent Product Design – Conceptional Transportation'. The award ceremony will be held in Frankfurt on February 8, 2019. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei presents concept car at electronica 2018

06.11.2018

Asahi Kasei will present its technologies and solutions in the areas of sensor technology and premium audio at this year's electronica, the renowned electronics trade fair in Munich. For the first time at a European trade fair, the electric concept vehicle "AKXY" will also be present at the booth. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei completes acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors

01.10.2018

Asahi Kasei has completed its acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. (Sage) on September 27, 2018. ... Read more

The world’s largest scale alkaline water electrolysis system with the power of 10 Megawatt from Asahi Kasei was selected for the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field in Namie

14.08.2018

Asahi Kasei and its subsidiary Asahi Kasei Engineering Corp. have received an order from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. for an alkaline water electrolysis system of the world-leading scale of 10 MW in a single unit to be installed at the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field in Namie, Futaba, Fukushima, Japan.... Read more