Introducing Asahi Kasei Europe

Functional Excipients Asahi Kasei

Developing new paths to broaden your horizons with the functional excipients of Asahi Kasei Europe.

Introducing Asahi Kasei Europe

Ceolus™ of Asahi Kasei Europe

With their extraordinary compactibility, Ceolus™ UF and KG facilitate formulation design and tableting efficiency – for high-dose, small-tablet, and low-compactibility drug implementations. Standard Ceolus™ PH and colloidal Ceolus™ RC series are widely recognized and trusted for superior function, performance, and quality.

Introducing Asahi Kasei Europe

100% MCC spherical seed

Celphere™ is a 100% MCC spherical seed core for drug layering and film coating. It is high in mechanical strength and water absorption and is an optimum seed core for a wide range of aqueous layering and coating systems.

Asahi Kasei Pharmaceutical Excipients

Discover the set of applications

Our pharmaceuticals business provides a wide range of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. As a specialized, R&D-centered operation, the development of new world-class drugs is advanced to offer innovative and unique therapeutic solutions in the fields of orthopedics, critical/intensive care, urology, the immune system, and the central nervous system.

Our products show a variety of special characteristics ranging from compatibility and flowability to water absorption and even more to guarantee different application possibilities. Have a look at each product and their features and benefits.

Find out even more about our pharmaceutical excipients and request samples on the following website.

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Ceolus™ – Microcrystalline Cellulose


Asahi Kasei currently manufactures Ceolus™, a microcrystalline cellulose (MCC excipient) used primarily in pharmaceuticals as tablet binder, in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Nobeoka is not only the first location for manufacturing MCC but also the birthplace of Asahi Kasei.

Because of a growing demand Asahi Kasei’s Specialty Solutions SBU has established a second plant  at its Mizushima Works in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in spring 2023.


A broad range of technologies from functional fibers, performance plastics, synthetic rubber, semiconductor devices, to various sensors.


Focus in the fields of orthopedics, critical/intensive care, urology, the immune system, and the central nervous system.

Food & Beverages

Food packaging solutions. Our high-quality packaging films ensure progress in the packaging industry.

Clean Energy Asahi Kasei

Clean Energy

Automation Systems Asahi Kasei

Automation Systems

Internet of Things Asahi Kasei

IoT Internet of Things