Asahi Kasei wins 2018 Altair Enlighten Award for Glass Fiber Reinforced Leona™ Polyamide 66 Pedal Bracket


Asahi Kasei received the Altair Enlighten Award 2018 in the Enabling Technology category for a glass fiber reinforced polyamide 66 pedal bracket developed jointly with Mazda Motor Corporation. The award ceremony was held in Michigan, the US, on July 30, 2018.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Corporation becomes official partner of the World Rally Championship


Asahi Kasei has signed a contract as official partner with the organiser of the FIA World Rally Championship. In this world-leading rally series, drivers and vehicles compete against each other under the toughest and most diverse conditions. The Fédération Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA) has organised the World Rally Championship (WRC) in this form since 1973.... Read more

Asahi Kasei to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors - Strategic expansion of business in the automotive field -


Asahi Kasei has decided to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. (Sage), a US-based manufacturer of automotive interior material, for a cash transaction price of approximately $700 million (¥79.1 billion*). An agreement regarding the acquisition was concluded between Asahi Kasei and Clearlake Sage Holdings, LLC, the 100% owner of Sage.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Introduces the Next-Generation Family of Glass-Reinforced PP Thermylene® P11


Asahi Kasei, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastic compounds, has launched Thermylene® P11, a next-generation family of glass-reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds with unprecedented strength, expanding the performance envelope for conventional glass reinforced polypropylene design and opening opportunities for thinwall molding of interior and exterior automotive parts. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei starts green hydrogen demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima


Asahi Kasei continues to strengthen its activities in the hydrogen business. Following the start of a demonstration project in Herten, Germany, in April 2018, the Japanese technology company now launched an alkaline-water electrolysis demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima, Japan. The new project aims at the development of a large-scale production system for green hydrogen by using power input from renewable energy sources.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Europe starts hydrogen demonstration project in Herten


On April 27 2018, Asahi Kasei Europe started a demonstration project for the production of green hydrogen at the Hydrogen Competence Center h2herten in Herten, Germany. The project will transform simulated electric power from wind energy into hydrogen and contribute to the development of a green hydrogen production system.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Europe to present alkaline-water electrolysis system at Hannover Messe 2018


From April 23-27, 2018, Asahi Kasei Europe will present its alkaline-water electrolysis system for the production of hydrogen at “Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries” at Hannover Messe (Hall 27, Booth C69).... Read more

Asahi Kasei to present SunForce® at JEC World 2018


Asahi Kasei to present SunForce® at JEC World 2018... Read more

Asahi Kasei Microdevices to acquire shares of Senseair AB


Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp. (AKM) agreed on January 26, 2018, to acquire the shares of Senseair AB, a Swedish manufacturer of NDIR* gas sensor modules. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei to expand capacity for Leona™ nylon 66 filament


Asahi Kasei’s Fibers & Textiles SBU will expand its production capacity for Leona™ nylon 66 filament in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan... Read more