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

13.08.2019

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

24.07.2019

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™

17.07.2019

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

Up to Three Billion Square Meters per Year: Asahi Kasei Invests 238 Million Euros in Manufacturing Infrastructure for Lithium-Ion Battery Separators

21.03.2019

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

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

The world’s largest scale alkaline water electrolysis system with the power of 10 Megawatt from Asahi Kasei was selected for the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field in Namie

14.08.2018

Asahi Kasei and its subsidiary Asahi Kasei Engineering Corp. have received an order from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. for an alkaline water electrolysis system of the world-leading scale of 10 MW in a single unit to be installed at the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field in Namie, Futaba, Fukushima, Japan.... 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 starts green hydrogen demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima

24.05.2018

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

02.05.2018

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

09.04.2018

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