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

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


 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


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