Awards and recognitions

Various technologies of the Asahi Kasei Group are highly recognized in a wide range of fields.

Major External Commendations

Fiscal 2015

Commendation Organization Title
Medal with Purple Ribbon Government of Japan Development of Electronic Compass and Automatic Adjustment Method
National Commendation for Invention the Prize of the Chairman of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Development of gold–nickel oxide (Au–NiOx) nanoparticle catalysts with a core–shell structure

Fiscal 2014

Commendation Organization Title
Heroes of Chemistry Award American Chemical Society (ACS) Non-Phosgene Polycarbonate (PC)
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prizes for Science and Technology Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Development of Electronic Compass and Automatic Adjustment Method

Fiscal 2013

Commendation Organization Title
The Okochi Memorial Technology Prize Okochi Memorial Foundation Development of production technology for virus removal filters and the establishment of a market for them
The CSJ Award for Technical Development The Chemical Society of Japan Development and commercialization of gold–nickel oxide (Au–NiOx) nanoparticle catalysts with a core-shell structure for methyl methacrylate (MMA) production
The Charles Stark Draper Prize The National Academy of Engineering (US) Engineering of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that enables compact, lightweight mobile devices
The Global Energy Prize Global Energy Partnership Invention of Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, which is An Essential Element for Mobile Electronic Devices, Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Fiscal 2012

Commendation Organization Title
National Commendation for Invention
The Imperial Invention Prize
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Automatic Adjustment Technology of Electronic Compass
The Okochi Memorial Technology Prize Okochi Memorial Foundation Development of a Genetically-Engineered Thrombomodulin Agent for the Treatment of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

Fiscal 2011

Commendation Organization Title
The 11th (2011) Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan (MST) Development and Commercialization of the Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
National Commendation for Invention
The Invention Prize
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Polysulfone-Membrane Hemodialyzer

Fiscal 2010

Commendation Organization Title
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Comprehensive Research on Thrombomodulin as An Antithrombotic Molecule on Vascular Endothelial Cell

Fiscal 2009

Commendation Organization Title
National Commendation for Invention
The Invention Prize
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Non-Fluorocarbon Gases High-Performance Phenolic Resin Foam
The Okochi Memorial Production Prize Okochi Memorial Foundation Development of Separator for High-Safety and High-Performance Lithium-Ion Secondary Batteries

Fiscal 2008

Commendation Organization Title
Medal with Purple Ribbon Government of Japan Development of Novel Process for Polycarbonate Production from CO2 without Using Phosgene
National Commendation for Invention
The Invention Prize
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation The Catalyst for the 2nd Stage Reaction in the Direct Methyl-Esterification to Produce MMA
The CSJ Award for Technical Development The Chemical Society of Japan Direct Methyl Esterification Route for MMA – Development of Its Catalytic Chemistry and Process Engineering –
The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan The Society of Polymer Science, Japan Development of Microporous PE Film which Contributed to Dissemination and Innovation of Lithium-Ion Battery

Fiscal 2007

Commendation Organization Title
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Development of Novel Antileukemic Drug of N4-Behenoyl Cytosine Arabinoside
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Development of Novel Process for Polycarbonate Production from CO2 without Using Phosgene

Local Commendations for Invention (Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation)

Fiscal 2014

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement Prize of Invention by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Kyushu Cellulose Powder
The Prize of Okayama Prefectural Governor Chugoku Method for Producing Ethylene and Propylene
The Encouragement for Invention Prize of the Chairman of the Japan Patent Kanto Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Having High Durability
Attorneys Association
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Flame Retardant Aromatic Polycarbonate Resin Composition
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Polyphenylene Sulfide Resin Composition

Fiscal 2013

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Modified Conjugated Diene Polymer for Tire Tread
The Prize of Okayama Prefectural Governor Chugoku Process for Stabilizing Oxymethylene Copolymer

Fiscal 2012

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Ion-exchange Membrane
The Prize of Okayama Prefectural Governor Chugoku Innovative Catalyst for Production of MMA by Direct Methyl-Esterification

Fiscal 2011

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Housing Design Method Using Sunlight Simulation

Fiscal 2010

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement Prize of the Chairman of Japan Patent Attorneys Association Kyushu Automatic Adjustment Technology of Electronic Compass
The Encouragement of Invention Prize Chubu Surface-Grooving Method for ALC Wall Panels

Fiscal 2009

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office Kanto Development of Material for Battery Case for Use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The Encouragement Prize of the Chairman of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Kyushu Polysulfone-Membrane Hemodialyzer
The Encouragement Prize of the Chairman of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Kinki Development of Comfortable Innerwear Using Composite Yarn
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Chugoku Method of Producing Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Light Hydrocarbons
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Mechanical Coupling for Steel Pipe Pile
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Surface-Patterned Panels for Exterior Walls

Fiscal 2008

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement of Invention Prize of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Kinki Elastic Polyurethane Fiber with Excellent Chlorine Resistance
The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office Kyushu Development of Silicone Macromer for Contact Lenses
The Encouragement Prize of the Chairman of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Kanto Development of Aluminum Paste with High Brightness and Flip-Flop
The Prize of the Honorary Director of Miyazaki Branch of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Kyushu Polyamide with High Stiffness and Excellent Appearance
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Long Life Home and Maintenance Program

Fiscal 2007

Commendation Area Title
The Encouragement of Invention Prize of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Chugoku Process of DPC Production without Using Phosgene
The Prize of the Honorary Director of Shizuoka Branch of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Kanto Technology for Producing Reagent for Diagnosis of Diabetes
The Prize of the Honorary Director of Kanagawa Branch of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) Kanto Development of New Polymer for High Impact-Resistant Polypropylene
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Chugoku Industrial Process for Production of MMA by Direct Methyl-Esterification
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Shape of Joints between ALC Wall Panels
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Lightweight Aerated Concrete Panel with Patterns
The Encouragement for Invention Prize Kanto Phenolic Foam