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The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei is a full-range supplier of advanced materials and technologies for the automotive industry.

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With its wide range of different materials, Asahi Kasei offers promising solutions for the current and upcoming challenges and trends in the automotive industry.

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Asahi Kasei Automotive

– We Make Future Mobility Work –

Asahi Kasei is a Japanese one-stop solution provider of advanced materials and technologies for the automotive industry. Ranging from high-performance plastics  and innovative fiber materials, to synthetic rubber for eco-tires or market-leading lithium-ion battery separators – this unique portfolio ensures maximum safety and maximum comfort for today’s and tomorrow’s automobiles.

By creating synergies among these materials and technologies Asahi Kasei contributes to realizing a sustainable, comfortable and safe mobility.

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Premium – Sustainable – Safe – Comfortable

Innovative Materials And Technologies For The Future Automotive

We Make Future Mobility Work

Asahi Kasei has a broad range of technologies from functional fibers, performance plastics, synthetic rubber, semiconductor devices, to innovative sensor solutions. All of which contribute to automotive safety, comfort, and environmental performance.

SunForce™ BE/BH

Increased Safety And Efficiency For Automotive Batteries

Optimizing weight, size, safety and efficiency of lithium-ion batteries is crucial to accelerate the electrification in the automotive industry. With the m-PPE particle foam SunForce™ BE/BH, Asahi Kasei developed a material addressing all these issues.

SunForce™ BE/BH is a particle foam based on the engineering plastic m-PPE (modified polyphenylene ether). Compared to standard foams made of polystyrene or polyolefin, the use of m-PPE equips this foamed material with unique properties, opening new doors for applications in thermal management and fire protection. The material is certified with UL 94 V-0 (Standard for Safety of Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances) fire protection class by the Underwriters Laboratories safety certification organization and thus contributes to an overall safety.

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SoForm™ – Excellent Haptic And Scratch Resistance

SoForm™ is a glass fiber reinforced polypropylene combining an excellent scratch resistance with a haptic surface feel and improved durability. It also offers key benefits such as low gloss, low emissions, chemical resistance, and structural performance.

Dinamica® – The Premium Microfiber

Environmental regulations are challenging the automotive industry. Dinamica®, a premium microfiber suede is providing comfort and luxury while supporting the automotive OEMs to achieve their ambitious environmental goals. The material is covering the interior of well-recognized recent car models by global OEMs like the Mercedes-Benz AVTR concept car, the Volkswagen ID.3 or the new Audi Q2.

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Asahi Kasei to construct a lithium-ion battery separator plant in Canada

Asahi Kasei announced today that it will construct an integrated plant in Ontario, Canada for the base film manufacturing and coating of Hipore™ wet-process lithium-ion...
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Expansion of coating capacity for LIB-separators

Asahi Kasei will invest in additional equipment for coating Hipore™ lithium-ion battery (LIB) separators

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Investment in US startup NFW

Asahi Kasei invests in US startup NFW – Cooperation to deliver scale in the field of non-petroleum-based, fully circular leather alternatives for automotive...
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Global car user survey

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...

Recycling technology for inexpensive, high-quality carbon fiber

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

Sale of butadiene rubber SBR and S-SBR

Asahi Kasei will, in November 2022, begin the sale of Tufdene™ S-SBR (solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber) and Asadene™ BR (butadiene rubber)


Global Automotive Survey

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


Asahi Kasei joins pinfa

A.K joins PINFA and strengthens the activities for safe and sustainable flame retardant polymers. Pinfa – the Phosphorus, In-organic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants...
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Automotive Survey News

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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SoForm News

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

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