Introducing Asahi Kasei Europe

Research and Development

The world is undergoing dramatic changes with the heightening needs to address issues of resources and the environment, and major industrial transformations such as the development of electric vehicles.

Introducing Asahi Kasei Europe

European R&D Center

At our new European R&D Center we are dedicated to develop sustainable products fit for the European market not only by ourselves, but also together with German universities and research institutes as strong partners.

Introducing Asahi Kasei Europe

Cross-divisional Marketing

Continuously intensifying the cross-divisional marketing and technical service activities to strengthen the relationship with the European automotive industry.

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Research & Development At Asahi Kasei

The world is undergoing dramatic changes: The issues of resources and the environment are more important than ever. Technical and social evolutions, such as the development of electric vehicles and new mobility concepts, are also drastically changing the landscape. In order to keep pace with these changes, we as a company must also break new ground.

For this reason, the Asahi Kasei Group is pushing ahead with research and development in areas that will offer people worldwide a life in health and comfort.

 

Local Development With Customers & Partners

Europe is the center of innovation for the global automotive industry. To actively drive the current evolution in the aumotive industry, Asahi Kasei established the first and only R&D Center outside of Japan in Dormagen, Germany, in 2017: The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center.

The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center is offering local technical service to its European customers in the fields of engineering plastics, synthetic rubber and performance coatings.

At the same time it is serving as the main driver for developing new businesses, product grades and applications for the European market. This is achieve by conducting joint research and development with local customers and partners.

Lithium-Ion Battery Prototype

Creator Of The Mobile And Connected World

The door to the modern, mobile world as we know it opened in 1983, when Asahi Kasei scientist Dr. Akira Yoshino developed the first functional prototype of a lithium-ion battery. The commercialization of this technology as a small and lightweight rechargeable battery contributed greatly to the development of portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, video cameras, and portable music players. The lithium-ion battery is increasingly used in electric vehicles, helping to expand a new market

This Way, Please!

Asahi Kasei S-cube Sensor Systems

Pedestrian navigation systems on smartphones rely on an electronic compass that tells you the direction you are facing and enables the map to rotate as you turn.
Ever since the launch of the world’s first 3-axis electronic compass equipped with a digital interface in the summer of 2003, Asahi Kasei has been widely recognized as the world’s No. 1 electronic compass manufacturer, maintaining a dominant market share.

Synthetic Rubber

S-SBR For Fuel-Efficient Tires

The adoption of fuel-efficient tires, or “eco tires,” is quickly becoming widespread. In many countries, tires are labeled based on a standard system of ranking performance aspects such as fuel efficiency (rolling resistance) and braking performance (wet grip). To be considered an “eco tire” generally requires a high rating for both fuel efficiency and braking performance.

As the world market leader of solution styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for eco-tires, Asahi Kasei leveraged its experience in the fields of solution polymerization and functionalization technology and developed an S-SBR for tire treads with an improved silica dispersion, enabling a low rolling resistance without compromising the wet grip.

In addition, the newest grades feature a high wear resistance, leading to a reduced generation of microplastics and an improved longtime durability of the tire.

ZOLL AED Plus™

When Every Second Counts

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike at any time. Without AEDs and CPR, the prospects for survival are bleak. Fewer than 10% of SCA victims typically survive, but studies show that 30% to 50% would likely survive if CPR and AEDs were used within five minutes of collapse.

High-quality CPR is crucial to any rescue attempt, but many lay rescuers have little experience with CPR. The ZOLL AED Plus™ provides real-time CPR feedback on compression depth and rate to help rescuers consistently deliver better CPR.The AED Plus™ is just one of ZOLL’s products in the “Chain of Survival,” a sequence of critical actions to rescue victims of cardiac arrest.

The Zoll Medical Corporation is part of the Asahi Kasei Group since 2012.

SunForce

Technical Particle Foams

Packaging Products

Packaging Products

Synthetic Rubber

Synthetic Rubber

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

Coating Material

Coating Material

Membranes and Systems

Membranes and Systems

Asahi Kasei Ventures

Asahi Kasei Ventures

Pharmaceutical Materials

Pharmaceutical Materials

Industrie Automotive

Automotive Industry

Health Care

Health Care

Food and Beverages

Food and Beverages

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Automation Systems

Automation Systems

IoT Internet of Things
IoT Internet of Things