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

Asahi Kasei to increase production capacity for lithium-ion battery separators


Asahi Kasei will increase production capacity for Celgard™ and Hipore™ Li-ion battery (LIB) separator* at its plants in North Carolina, United States, and Shiga, Japan, respectively... Read more

Construction of new spinning plant for Planova™ filters


Asahi Kasei Medical will construct a new plant for the spinning of cellulose hollow-fiber membranes for Planova™ virus removal filters in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, increasing annual production capacity by 40,000 m2/year upon completion in May 2019. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf


After the founding of Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH (April 2016) and the opening of the Asahi Kasei R&D Center in CHEMPARK Dormagen (October 2017), the company has built on its marketing and sales activities. The newly designed Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf was completed at the start of December 2017. This exhibition space at the European Headquarters presents visitors with products and technologies for the automotive, medicine and health, renewable energies and lifestyle markets. ... Read more