SunForce™ m-PPE Particle Foam: Asahi Kasei introduces newly developed lightweight material for increased efficiency and safety of electric vehicle batteries


Lithium-ion batteries constitute an essential component of the electrification of the transport sector. Optimizing weight, size, safety and efficiency of the batteries is crucial to accelerate electromobility. With the m-PPE (modified polyphenylene ether) particle foam SunForce™, the Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei developed a material providing solutions for these challenges. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei develops the world’s first polyamide beads foam – Perfect for noise reduction and lightweight applications in the automotive industry


With the ongoing disruptive megatrends in the automotive industry, the automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing a strong innovation pressure. New, innovative solutions are in high demand. Asahi Kasei’s newly developed polyamide beads foam offers unique possibilities for lightweight and noise reducing applications.... Read more

Asahi Kasei to increase production capacity for artificial suede Lamous™


Asahi Kasei has decided to expand its plant for Lamous™ ar-tificial suede in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, by four million m2/year, increasing the total production capacity to 14 million m2/year upon completion in 2021. Dyed by Italian company Miko, Lamous is sold under the brand name DinamicaTM in Europe.... Read more

More than just lightweight – Plastics and foams contribute to the future in-car living space


Plastics and foams are more than just lightweight materials. They will prove to be a significant addition to the user experience in future automotive interior.... Read more

Asahi Kasei’s TENAC POM with the world’s lowest VOC emission level certified as eco-friendly green material in China


Asahi Kasei’s copolymer polyacetal resin (POM) TENAC-C Z4520 has been certified as an eco-friendly green material by the China Automotive Tech-nology & Research Center (CATARC) for its outstanding low VOC emission performance. Due to its properties, the engineering plastic contributes to a better air quality in vehicles – combined with fewer health impairments as well as more comfort and safety for the passengers.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Akira Yoshino receives the European Inventor Award 2019


Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Dr. Akira Yoshino has received 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. The award ceremony was held on June 20, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.... Read more

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