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LEONA SG™ - Semi-Aromatic Polyamide For Premium And Lasting Surfaces

Asahi Kasei is introducing the LEONA™ SG series to the European market - a semi-aromatic polyamide combining an improved processability and a superior surface appearance.

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How do you define a sustainable vehicle

23 May 2023

A new global survey by Asahi Kasei reveals major differences among the world’s four largest automotive markets in terms of brand loyalty, understanding of sustainability, and acceptance of purely battery-powered and self-driving cars


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16 May 2023

Asahi Kasei has decided to invest in Castor Technologies Ltd. (CASTOR), an Israeli startup specialized in the development of 3D printing software

decomposition of Polyamide 66, microwave technology, process, chemical recyling

27 April 2023

Asahi Kasei and Microwave Chemical launched a joint demonstration project in April 2023

Asahi Kasei microdevices sensor cz375x, akm, sensor on a hand

18 April 2023

Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) is developing a new ultra-fast response current sensing technology


11 April 2023

Asahi Kasei established a “Care for Earth” investment framework as a new initiative for carbon neutrality by investing $100 million worldwide in early-stage startups that aim to solve issues in environmental fields

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22 March 2023

Crystal IS and Asahi Kasei Announce New Record for Single-Chip Device Output and Immediate Engineering Sample Availability of Their Upcoming 160 mW UVC LED

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2 March 2023

Crystal IS and Asahi Kasei announce lifetime characterization data for its Klaran LA UVC LED with a projected L70 Rating of 25,000 hours

DC-DC-Aufwärtswandler, DC-DC step-up converter

28 February 2023

Asahi Kasei Microdevices launches new DC-DC step-up converter capable of boosting voltage from 15 millivolts for efficient energy harvesting applications

Ceolus™ microcrystalline cellulose, mikrokristalline Cellulose

15 February 2023

Asahi Kasei completes second plant for Ceolus™ microcrystalline cellulose


17 January 2023

Asahi Kasei collaborates on development of recycling technology for inexpensive, high-quality carbon fiber – Enabling a closed-loop recycling system for carbon fiber

Patent Batterieseparatoren, patent for battery separators in China

10 January 2023

Highest court in China renders final judgement to maintain Asahi Kasei’s patent for battery separators



6 December 2022

Asahi Kasei has decided to invest in Circularise B.V. together with Brightlands Venture Partners, 4impact capital, and Neste, in November 2022.

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17 November 2022

Asahi Kasei starts selling BR and S-SBR made using the mass-balance method


15 November 2022

Asahi Kasei and its affiliated companies have acquired the widely recognized international certification ISCC PLUS for several products

alkaline water electrolysis pilot test plant, hydrogen production, Wasserstofferzeugung

9 November 2022

Asahi Kasei starts construction of alkaline water electrolysis pilot test plant for hydrogen production in Kawasaki, Japan


2 November 2022

Asahi Kasei announced that it has joined the Hydrogen Council as a steering member


18 October 2022

Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore acquires ISCC PLUS certification – Production of polyphenylene ether (PPE) using biomass-derived raw material

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13 October 2022

Asahi Kasei Pharma to Sponsor Research for Drug Discovery Research and Technology: Open Innovation 2023


11 October 2022

Asahi Kasei Europe becomes member of joint blockchain technology pilot project for ISCC PLUS certification


5 October 2022

Mercury-free UVC disinfection – Asahi Kasei demonstrates how Crystal IS UVC LED technology can be applied to achieve higher disinfection efficiency in water treatment than conventional mercury lamp systems

XYRON™ mPPE Grades, Improved Efficiency of 5G Applications

21 September 2022

Asahi Kasei Introduces New XYRON™ mPPE Grades – Versatile Materials for Improved Efficiency of 5G Applications

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15 September 2022

Asahi Kasei to construct biogas purification system at sewage treatment plant in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan – demonstration trial on CO2 separation/recovery utilizing zeolite

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24 August 2022

Asahi Kasei to Present New Concept Car at K 2022 – Diversified Material Solutions for a More Sustainable and Comfortable Mobility

Silentium, Unterdrückung von Straßengeräuschen, , Geräuschunterdrückung, Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology, automotive

17 August 2022

Asahi Kasei Microdevices and Israel-based Silentium enter license agreement for automotive Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology

Asahi Kasei bioprocess

27 July 2022

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess to Showcase Award-winning MOTIV™ Buffer Management Technology for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing at ACHEMA 2022

Next Generation Concept Car (Konzeptauto)“AKXY2™” release Asahi Kasei

25 May 2022

Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its establishment on May 25, 1922 and releases Next Generation Concept Car “AKXY2™”

Asahi Kasei Tire with Synthetic Rubber carbon footprint

12 May 2022

Asahi Kasei to start providing carbon footprint data for synthetic rubber and elastomers

Asahi Kasei has established a platform (the Platform) jointly with NTT DATA Corp. to grasp the amount of GHG emissions and calculate the carbon footprint

27 April 2022

Asahi Kasei has established a platform jointly with NTT DATA Corp. to grasp the amount of GHG emissions and calculate the carbon footprint of products for each grade of performance plastics used as molding material for automotive parts, consumer electronics, etc.

AK4499EX basiert auf dem Weltklasse-Vorgänger AK4499 Current Output DAC

26 April 2022

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Presents New Flagship DAC AK4499EX At IPS / HIGH END® 2022 Show in Munich

Asahi Kasei Europe R&D_Center Foam Lab, Schaumstofflabor für Kunststoffe in Düsseldorf

20 April 2022

Asahi Kasei Europe launches Foam Lab in Düsseldorf

global automotive interior survey, Statements About The Current Car

6 April 2022

Easy-to-maintain and Sustainable Materials Add Value to Customers – A Global Automotive Survey by Asahi Kasei

Industrie Automotive

16 March 2022

Asahi Kasei to accelerate trials for commercialization of polyamide 66 made using biomass-derived intermediate

Asahi Kasei president Koshiro Kudo covid-19

22 February 2022

Koshiro Kudo to become new President of Asahi Kasei
Düsseldorf, February 22, 2022 – Asahi Kasei announced at the end of January 2022 a change in the company’s management


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16 December 2021

Asahi Kasei contributes to global health care to Support Increased Demand for Ceolus™ Microcrystalline Cellulose Pharmaceutical Excipients

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16 December 2021

Asahi Kasei is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its Bemberg™ cupro fiber business – Rebranding launched to mark the occasion

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23 September 2021

Polypore and SEMCORP establish joint venture in China for dry-process LIB separators

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14 September 2021

New halogen-free flame-retardant Polyamide 66 LEONA™ SN features superior surface quality and laser printability

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02 August 2021

Asahi Kasei to optimize the global strategy of its ROICA™ premium stretch fiber business

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12 July 2021

Sustainable non-woven fabric Bemliese™ certified as marine biodegradable by TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium and eyeing European market

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15 June 2021

Asahi Kasei joins PINFA and strengthens the activities for safe and more sustainable flame retardant polymers

Clean surfaces and safe in-cabin air survey

4 May 2021

Clean surfaces and safe in-cabin air – New survey by Asahi Kasei shows growing global needs towards a hygienic automotive interior space

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3 May 2021

Asahi Kasei renews membership in Business Call to Action – Successful business model and sustainable development

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13 April 2021

Asahi Kasei Europe uniting sales, marketing and R&D activities at Düsseldorf Harbour

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9 March 2021

ZOLL Medical Corporation Donates $10M to The ZOLL Foundation to support research and educational activities for resuscitation and acute critical care

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28 January 2021

Asahi Kasei introduces the LEONA SG series to the European market. A semi-aromatic polyamide featuring excellent processability and advanced surface quality

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18 January 2021

Asahi Kasei will build a second plant for its microcrystalline cellulose excipient Ceolus™ at its Mizushima Works in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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14 January 2021

Asahi Kasei’s Patent infringement lawsuit against Shenzhen Xu Ran Electronic, etc. – The Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China is accepting Asahi Kasei’s claim of patent infringement


Investing into reforestation projects

16 December 2020

The producer of Dinamica®, an ecological microfiber material for automotive interior surfaces, is investing into FSC® certified forests

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15 July 2020

Asahi Kasei introduces new engineered resin series SoForm™ of the Thermylene® brand – A Class-A surface material with low emissions and excellent scratch resistance

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18 June 2020

On the way to full car autonomy – New survey by Asahi Kasei Europe shows growing needs for driver assistance systems and improved acoustics

The automotive is evolving quickly – new technologies are constantly adding to safety and comfort of the car. This development is strongly user-driven, as the results of a current study conducted by Asahi Kasei Europe and SKOPOS shows.

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9 June 2020

Smarter and simpler: New survey shows growing importance of connectivity features and intuitive control interfaces in the automotive

The automotive is changing. A growing number of electronic systems and functions in the car are constantly adding to the driving experience. The results of the current study conducted by Asahi Kasei Europe and SKOPOS show: The car user is also changing and the need for smarter and simpler HMI (human-machine interface) solutions is growing.

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3 June 2020

Interior to become the new exterior: New survey by Asahi Kasei Europe shows increasing need towards functional premium surfaces in the automotive

The evolution in the automotive industry is ongoing. A changing mobility behavior and the growing autonomy of cars will profoundly impact the user’s driving experience. Automotive interior features are on their way to become the main differentiating element influencing buying decisions – and within the interior the need towards premium, hygienic and sound-absorbing surfaces is on the rise.

Asahi Kasei Starts Green Hydrogen Production at the World’s Largest Single-Stack Alkaline-Water Electrolysis System in Fukushima

3 April 2020

The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei is taking the next major step towards becoming a provider of large-scale alkaline-water electrolysis systems for the production of green hydrogen


17 March 2020

Asahi Kasei Corporation has completed its acquisition of US-based pharmaceutical company Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Inc. on March 3, 2020 (CET)


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