Opening ceremony for new production line for Neoma™ phenolic foam insulation panels

March 13, 2014
Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp.

Asahi Kasei Construction Materials completed the addition of a new production line for Neoma™ phenolic foam insulation panels at its plant in Ibaraki, Japan, and held its opening ceremony on March 12, 2014.

It is anticipated that demand for high-performance thermal insulation material will increase dramatically due to growing consumer interest in “smart” and “zero energy” homes, as well as the Japanese government’s roadmap toward mandatory energy conservation standards for homes in 2020.

The new production line will enable Asahi Kasei Construction Materials to continue to meet growing demand for its flagship Neoma™ insulation panels as well as Jupii™ floor insulation panels. As Japan’s leading manufacturer of phenolic foam insulation panels, Asahi Kasei Construction Materials will continue to contribute to improved thermal environments in architectural works by further strengthening its operations while ensuring a stable supply of high-quality, high-performance products.

Outline of the opening ceremony

Date:   March 12, 2014
Attendance:   approximately 40
Notable Attendees:   Mr. Taketsugu Fujiwara, President, Asahi Kasei Corp.
Mr. Tomihiro Maeda, President, Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp.

Outline of the new production line

Location:   Sakai-machi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
(adjacent to the first Neoma™ production line)
Structure:   Three stories above ground
Total floor area:   6,300 m2
Capacity:   Increased to 1.8 times the present capacity (total for both lines)
Production:   Neoma™ phenolic foam insulation panels,
Jupii™ floor insulation panels for wood-frame houses
Start-up:   April 2014
Investment:   approximately ¥4 billion

About Neoma™

Neoma™ is a family of phenolic foam insulation panels for houses, buildings, and industrial applications. It has received several notable awards in Japan, being recognized for its world-leading insulation performance, and has the leading share in the domestic market for external insulation of wood-frame houses.

About Jupii™

Jupii™ is a family of floor insulation panels for wood-frame houses, developed based on Neoma™ technology.

The opening ceremony
The opening ceremony

The new production line
The new production line


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