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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

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

07.08.2018

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

31.07.2018

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 -

19.07.2018

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

11.06.2018

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