Product categories

Fibers & Textiles

Bemberg™ cupro fiber

Bemberg™ is an eco-friendly fiber made of cotton linter—the short, downy fiber that enfolds and protects the cotton seed—featuring a smooth feel, attractive luster, and moisture absorption/release. Made by Asahi Kasei Fibers since 1931, Bemberg™ is used in applications ranging from linings to outerwear, innerwear, sportswear, beddings, and ethnic garments.

Applications
Linings, outerwear, functional materials, sportswear, ethnic garments
Contact:  Planning & Control Division
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3500
Bemberg™ lining fabric

Bemberg™ has excellent functionality as lining material, including pleasant feel, attractive luster, and superior color development. It glides smoothly across the skin and other fabrics without static buildup, and natrually absorbs and releases moisture.

Applications
Home sewing, apparel
Contact:  Bemberg Division, Lining Fabric Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3299
Roica™ spandex

Roica™ spandex is a premium stretch yarn with excellent stretch and recovery properties based on Asahi Kasei’s polymer science. Supported by solid technology and high quality, it is an advanced spandex with superior functionality that meets diverse customer needs.

Applications
Innerwear, legwear, sportswear, swimwear, outerwear, home textiles, medical applications
Contact:  Roica Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3558
Eltas™ spunbond nonwovens

In addition to common features such as a high level of filament evenness (in punch density and fiber opening), air permeability, no napping, and edge fray resistance, the availability of nylon, polyester, and polypropylene provides an added dimension of variety to the Eltas brand, with different characteristics that meet practically any need in a broad array of applications in every field of industry.

Applications
Disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, masks, medical gowns
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3385
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Contact:  Spunbond Hygiene Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3386
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Bemliese™ cupro nonwoven fabric

Bemliese™ is cellulose nonwoven fabric made of 100% cotton linter that is usually disposed of. After refining, it is made into sheets as the world's only continuous-filament cellulose nonwoven. The production process utilizing the inherent property of the fibers to mutually adhere with one another is Asahi Kasei's original technology.

Applications
Skincare, medical, industrial, household fields
Contact:  Bemliese Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3803
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3877
Lamous™ artificial suede

Lamous is a luxurious and ecological artificial suede, made from chemically recycled polyester microfiber and water-based polyurethane. It has been certified for Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, the international standard for human and environmental safety. Produced by Asahi Kasei's original process using water jets, this luxurous artificial suede is available in a diverse product range with unique functionality.

Applications
Automotive upholstery, furniture, home interiors, industrial applications, clothing and accessories
Contact:  Lamous Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3595
Eutec™ oil-water separator

Eutec™ oil-water separation filter systems use nonwoven microfilament membranes developed by Asahi Kasei.

Applications
Oil-water separation, solid-liquid separation, gas-liquid separation
Contact:  Applied Products Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3804
Fax: +81(0)3-3296-3882
Precisé™ multifunctional nonwoven

Precisé™ is a new type of nonwoven fabric comprising a layer of ultrafine fibers between spunbond fiber layers, developed by Asahi Kasei using proprietary technologies.

Applications
Filtration, electronic materials, consumer products, industrial materials
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3385
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Contact:  Spunbond Hygiene Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3386
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Semia™ deodorizing nonwoven

Semia™ is a deodorizing nonwoven developed by Asahi Kasei with original technology to emplace various functional agents in Eltas™, Precisé™, and Smash™ spunbonds.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Deodorization, dehumidification
Smash™ heat-press formable thermoplastic nonwoven

Smash™ is a thermoformable nonwoven fabric with air and liquid permeability. Smash can be used as packages or filters for food, automotive, and construction fields.

Applications
Containers, filters, etc.
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3388
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Pulshut™ noise suppression sheet

Pulshut™ is a sheet that suppresses noise in a wide frequency range. Applied to a noise source, Pulshut™ suppresses noise radiated from the source. Applied to cables or circuits, it suppresses noise that transmits through them.

Applications
Digital devices, cables, non-magnetic applications
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3384
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Leona™ nylon 66 filament

Boasting high tenacity, good heat resistance and lightweight properties, the nylon 66 has found widespread application in the field of industrial materials chiefly for the automotive industry. Today, the Leona filament is highly regarded for its superior quality based on an ideal process of continuous polymerization and direct spinning and enjoys mounting demand as a yarn for automotive air bags, which are experiencing rapid growth worldwide, and as a reinforcing material for aircraft and other tires.

Applications
Automotive airbags, tire reinforcement, etc.
Contact:  Leona Filament Division
NanoAct™ cellulose nanobeads

NanoAct™ is the label for lateral flow immunoassay newly developed by Asahi Kasei. The properties of cellulose such as excellent colorability and hydrophilicity make NanoAct™ ideal for use as labels in immunochromatography. Compared to conventional labels, NanoAct™ features higher sensitivity, faster detection time, and availability in multiple colors to allow easy multiplexing.

Applications
Lateral flow immunoassay
Contact:  CNB Business Promotion Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)982-22-4003
Fax: +81-(0)982-22-4202
Roboden™ elastic electric wire

Developed by Asahi Kasei Fibers, Roboden™ is the world's first elastic electric wire with features including compact design, long service life, elimination of slack, and elimination of tangling.

Applications
Robots, sensors, wearable devices, portable devices
Contact:  Research & Development Center
Fax: +81-(0)77-581-4142

Chemicals: Petrochemicals

Inorganic chemicals

Caustic soda

Essential throughout the chemical industry – as a solvent for the production of paper, alumina, and man-made fibers, as a basic production material for chemical products and derivatives, and as a neutralizing agent for acidic industrial solutions and effluents. Produced by the world-leading, ecoefficient ion-exchange membrane process for salt electrolysis developed by Asahi Kasei.

Applications
Production of organic chemicals, etc.
Contact:  Inorganic Chemicals Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3215
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3444
Nitric acid

A strong, highly corrosive acid, produced in concentrations of 98%, 67.5%, and 62% with ammonia as the main starting material. Essential for the production of urethane, chemical fertilizers, explosives, and other chemical products, and for the processing and cleaning of metal surfaces.

Applications
Production of inorganic chemicals, etc.
Contact:  Inorganic Chemicals Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3215
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3444
Ammonia

A key production material for acrylonitrile and nitric acid, and serves as a reducing agent for nitrogen oxide emitted from coal and oil combustion.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Production of fertilizer and industrial chemicals, etc.
Contact:  AN Division
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3280
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3459

Monomers

Acrylonitrile (AN)

Key production material for acrylic fiber, ABS resin, nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), adiponitrile (ADN), and many other products. Markets around the world are supplied from plants in Japan (Mizushima), Korea, and Thailand which are operated in accordance with feedstock and demand trends.

Applications
Production of synthetic resin, synthetic fiber, etc.
Contact:  Acrylonitrile Marketing
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3432
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3459
E-mail: acrylonitrile@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Methyl methacrylate (MMA)

Key monomer for acrylic resin and coating materials, with major application in LCD light-guide panels. Produced by direct oxidative esterification, a revolutionary process technology developed by Asahi Kasei, as part of a complete system for production from monomer to Delpet™ and Delaglas™ PMMA polymers and products.

Applications
Production of acrylic resin, coating materials, etc.
Contact:  MMA Monomer Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3283
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3460
Styrene

Styrene is essential for styrenic resins, synthetic rubber, and unsaturated polyester. Produced at the Mizushima Petrochemical Complex in Okayama, Japan, with over 50 years of expertise since introduction from The Dow Chemical Company in 1959.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Production of synthetic resin, synthetic rubber, etc.
Contact:  Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3288
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3461
Adipic acid, hexamethylene diamine, AH salt, and propionitrile

Asia’s only adipic acid producer with two production bases – one in the Asahi Kasei production complex at Nobeoka City in southern Japan, and the other in South Korea through production consignment – ensuring a sure, stable supply that meets the widespread and growing demand for adipic acid.

AsahiKASEI
Contact:  Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3288
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3461
E-Mail: ada@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Sodium cyanide

Sodium cyanide is produced from byproduct hydrogen cyanide from the AN manufacturing process, mainly at our plant in Korea.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Metal plating, gold extraction, etc.
Methacrylonitrile (MAN)

Special monomer characterized by its structural composition of active vinyl, acrylic, and side-chain methyl groups. Widely used for polymers and intermediates production. World's first volume production began by Asahi Kasei in 1984.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Production of polymers and chemical intermediates
Contact:  Specialty Nitriles Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3284
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3467
Cyclohexyl methacrylate (CHMA)

Produced from MMA and cyclohexanol, by an Asahi Kasei process marked by superior efficiency and stability in product quality and supply. Used to produce coatings with outstanding weatherability and surface appearance, for architectural exteriors, automotive topcoats, and other demanding applications.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Production of coating materials, etc.
Contact:  MMA Monomer Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3283
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3460
Cyclohexanol, cyclohexane, and cyclohexene

All produced at the Mizushima Petrochemical Complex in Okayama, Japan, and marketed for use as key nylon production materials and solvents.

Applications
Solvents, production of nylon intermediates
Contact:  Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3288
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3461

Polymers & sheets

Suntec™ and Creolex™ polyethylene

Polyethylenes with special qualities and advanced function and performance, including Creolex™ metallocene HDPE for hot-water pipes, additive-free high-flow extrusion HDPE compliant with beverage-container regulations, and LDPE for odor-free laminates.

Applications
Films, miscellaneous goods, food containers, delivery crates
Contact:  Molding Materials Dept., Film & Laminate Materials Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3262
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3455
Sunfine™ polyethylene powder

Special functions and performance in grades for specific purposes, ranging from SH for sinter molding, LH for cloth coating, and ultrahigh molecular weight UH, to powder coating PAK and hydrophilic porous AQ.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Condensation absorption boards, filters, ink absorbers
Contact:  Sunfine Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3263
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3455
Delpet™ and Delpowder™ PMMA resins

A broad selection of PMMA resins with outstanding transparency, surface hardness, and chemical resistance. Produced by suspension, continuous solution, and emulsion polymerization processes, for applications ranging from automotive parts to electrical, electronic, and optical components.

Applications
Tail lights, transparent containers, light guide plates
Contact:  Acrylic Resin Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3286
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3460

Chemicals: Performance Materials

Chemical intermediates, etc.

Duranate™ HDI-based polyisocyanates

A broad array of high-performance HDI-based polyisocyanates, produced by Asahi Kasei's advanced process and product technology, for non-yellowing polyurethane curing in fields ranging from coatings, inks, and adhesives to cast molding.

Applications
Polyurethane coating materials, etc.
Contact:  Performance Coating Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3331
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3462
Duranol™ polycarbonatediol

A new polycarbonatediol, for the production of polyurethanes with outstanding resistance to heat, chemicals, and hydrolysis, and superior weatherability. Produced in an array of grades by Asahi Kasei process technology – for polyurethanes with optimal properties for specific fields of application, ranging from synthetic leathers and synthetic leather binders to adhesives, coatings, TPUs, and spandexes.

Applications
Synthetic leather and other polyurethane materials
Contact:  Performance Coating Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3331
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3462
Aluminum paste

Advanced metallic pigments that enable unprecedented surface brightness and block design effects, based on world-leading advances in particle processing by Asahi Kasei, for fields of application ranging from automobiles to cell phones and printing inks.

Applications
Metallic pigment
Contact:  Performance Coating Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3331
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3462
Polydurex™ Si-modified acrylic latex

Silicone-modified acrylic latexes for water-based exterior wall paints and coatings in Hebel Haus™ and other concrete homes and structures, with a projected service life of fifteen years or more. Long-lasting quality and performance that bring strong and growing market demand from home owners and builders.

Applications
Exterior paints and coatings
Contact:  Latex Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3338
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3462
SB (styrene-butadiene) latex

A leading emulsion latex adhesive, produced from styrene and butadiene, with high elasticity and adhesive strength. Widely used in paper coating, carpet backing, laminating, and many other applications.

Applications
Paper coating, etc.
Contact:  Latex Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3330
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3462

Additives, etc.

Ceolus™ and Celphere™ MCC (microcrystalline cellulose)

MCC is purified, partially depolymerized cellulose. Used around the world, Ceolus™ and Celphere™ offer superior performance and quality based on advanced particle design, production, and processing technologies at Asahi Kasei.

Applications
Pharmaceuticals, foods, industrial materials, cosmetics
Contact:  Ceolus Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3361
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3467
Acetonitrile

World’s second-largest producer of acetonitrile – a material in rising demand with characteristics that closely match the requirements of the growing fine chemicals industry. Part of the Asahi Kasei commitment to the stable supply of high quality and performance, to meet demanding requirements.

Applications
Pharmaceutical solvents
Contact:  Specialty Nitriles Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3284
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3467

Membranes & systems

Microza™ UF and MF industrial membranes and systems

Advanced ultrafiltration and microfiltration hollow-fiber membranes and systems developed and produced by Asahi Kasei, at the forefront of filtration process and materials technology. Microza™ UF and MF – serving industry and the environment, around the globe, through water treatment, separation, purification, and refining, in automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and other fields of production and processing.

Contact:  Microza & Water Processing Division
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3227
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3449
Aciplex™ ion-exchange membranes and systems

Aciplex™ membranes, process equipment, and systems for caustic soda production from Asahi Kasei – the global leader in advanced ion-exchange membranes and membrane-process electrolyzers for energy-conserving, ecofriendly salt electrolysis, and the world’s largest supplier.

Contact:  Marketing & Sales Department 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3232
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3451

Clads & anchors

Baclad™ explosion-bonded metal clads

A world leader in the production of metal composites by explosion bonding – the controlled application of explosive energy to form an instantaneous bond between metal plates. High-performance clad products in optimum metal combinations and configurations, for overseas and domestic chemical, refinery, and petrochemical industries, LNG tanks and equipment, power plants, and many other fields.

Contact:  Metal Cladding Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3345
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3348
AR Chemical Setter™ bonded anchors

Epoxy and epoxy acrylate bonded anchors with high, stable holding power in concrete, rock, brick, and other materials, for fields of construction and repair ranging from buildings and equipment installation to roads, bridges, docks, and other civil engineering.

Contact:  Fastenings Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3352
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3349

Optical and printing materials

Photomask pellicles

Pellicles prevent the adherence of dust on photomasks, which could cause defective image transfer in the photolithographic exposure process. Asahi Kasei produces pellicles in a wide range of sizes for applications ranging from ICs to LCD panels, and we are the only supplier of pellicles compatible with the 10th-generation (10G) LCD panel production process, which requires the world's largest photomask pellicles.

Applications
Semiconductors, printed wiring boards, LCD panels
Contact:  Pellicle Sales & Marketing Group
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3985
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3986
Plastic optical fiber

Plastic optical fiber (POF) from Aashi Kasei is a product of the exceptional polymer and spinning technologies of the Asahi Kasei Group. Featuring outstanding reliability, it is used in sensors and automotive applications. Multicore POF is a unique product of Asahi Kasei which is used in a wide range of applications including data transmission and image scopes.

APR
Applications
Data transmission, image transmission, sensors, light guides, decorative uses
Contact:  Plastic Optical Fiber Marketing & Development Group
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3981
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3986
APR™, AFP™, and AWP™ photopolymers and platemaking systems

Our photopolymers are used for flexo printing of packages (cardboard, labels, and film) and alignment films for LCD panels. The broad product lineup of liquid photopolymer and solid photosensitive plates includes environmentally friendly products that enable washing with water instead of solvents.

APR
Applications
Printing plates for packaging such as cardboard, labels, and film
Contact:  Photoproducts Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3353
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3466
Contact:  Asahi Photoproducts Europe
Phone: +32-2-5260530
Fax: +32-5260545

Electronic materials

Pimel™ photosensitive polyimide/PBO precursor

Pimel™ photosensitive polyimide/PBO precursor is a liquid photosensitive material used by semiconductor manufacturers worldwide for buffer coating and packaging applications. The product lineup includes a wide variety of both solvent developable negative tone types and TMAH developable positive tone types that meet a broad range of cutting-edge requirements. Polyimide and polybenzoxazole (PBO) buffer coats made from Pimel™ protect wafer dice from damage with outstanding resistance to heat and chemicals as well as superior electrical and mechanical properties.

Applications
Semiconductor buffer coating, passivation layer for single bumping, dielectric layer for re-distribution bumping, photosensitive adhesives
Contact:  Fab Materials Marketing Dept., Electronics & Functional Products Division
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3991
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3916
Sunfort™ dry film photoresist  

Dry film is used to form circuit patterns on printed wiring boards used in PCs, tablet PCs, mobile phones, smartphones, and automotive electronics. Sunfort™ maintains a leading market share in the key markets of Asia based on excellent product quality together with superior technical support.

Applications
Printed wiring boards and semiconductor packaging
Contact:  Electronics Interconnecting Materials Marketing Dept., Electronics Interconnecting Materials Division
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3995
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3996
Novacure™ latent hardener

Novacure™ is a latent curing agent for epoxy resin with superior storage stability and rapid curing at low temperatures enabling one-pack formulations. It is widely used in electronic and electrical applications.

Applications
Adhesive for electric and electronic components
Contact:  Performance Curing Material Marketing Group
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3354
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3466
Glass fabric for printed circuit boards

Glass fabric is used as electrical insulation and reinforcement in printed circuit boards and packaging substrates made with epoxy resin. Asahi Kasei is the world’s leading supplier of ultra-thin glass fabric used in compact portable devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs, and continues to develop advanced new products.

Applications
Electrical insulation and reinforcement of printed circuit boards and packaging substrates
Contact:  Electronics Insulation Materials Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3990
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3916
WGF™ wire-grid polarizing film

Made with a roll-to-roll process using unique nanoimprint technology, it is the world's first wire grid polarizer based on plastic film. It features high polarization separation performance in the broad wavelength range by using metal nanowires, and excellent heat resistance compared to a typical absorption polarizer.

Applications
Head-up displays, polarizing beam splitters, filter for infrared sensors
Contact:  WGF Marketing & Development Group
Phone: +81-(0)545-62-2028
Fax: +81-(0)545-62-2179

Chemicals: Performance Polymers

Polymers

Leona™ PA66 (polyamide 66)

Engineering plastics superior in heat resistance, strength and rigidity, and other key properties, widely used in the production of electrical and electronic, business equipment, and architectural parts and components.

Applications
Automotive parts, cable ties, furniture, connectors, etc.
Contact:  Leona Plastics Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3387
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3472
Tenac™ and Tenac™-C POM (polyacetal)

Engineering plastics with a superior, high-level balance of mechanical and slide characteristics, widely used in the production of electrical and electronic, automotive, and industrial parts and components.

Applications
Automotive parts, sliding doors, gears, etc.
Contact:  Tenac Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3388
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3472
Xyron™ mPPE (modified polyphenylene ether)

Resins that provide superior heat resistance, flame retardance, dimensional stability, and mechanical properties. Outstanding performance in alloys with polystyrene and with other polymers, for product fields ranging from home appliances to business and IT equipment and automotive applications.

Applications
Office equipment, photovoltaics, connectors, etc.
Contact:  Xyron Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3386
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3473
Stylac™ ABS, SAN, and ACS

Styrenic copolymers in types and grades that meet specific performance requirements for parts, components, and housings in digital equipment and many other established and emerging fields of application.

Applications
Office equipment, toys, cosmetics containers, construction materials, etc.
Contact:  Stylac & Sunvieo Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3385
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3492
Thermylene™ polypropylene compounds

Thermylene™ polypropylene compounds are developed and produced by Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.

Applications
Automotive parts, furniture, pump parts, etc.
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
Phone: +1-517-223-2000
Fax: +1-517-223-2002

Synthetic rubber & elastomers

Asadene™, Tufdene™, and Asaprene™ BR and SSBR for HIPS and ABS

Butadiene and styrene/butadiene rubbers produced by solution polymerization, with special performance characteristics ranging from ultralow gel formation to outstanding color development, for HIPS production and ABS reinforcement.

Applications
Vulcanized rubber, resin modification, etc.
Contact:  Synthetic Rubber Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3251
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3454
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Asadene™, Tufdene™, and Asaprene™ BR and SSBR for rubber products

Butadiene and styrene/butadiene rubbers produced by solution polymerization, for applications ranging from advanced silica rubber tires to belts, hoses, vibration dampers, footwear, electric cables, and many other fields.

Applications
Fuel-efficient tire tread, etc.
Contact:  Synthetic Rubber Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3251
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3454
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Asaflex™ clear styrenic copolymer

Styrene/butadiene (SB) block copolymers – with a unique combination of high transparency and impact strength, for shrink labels, food trays and containers, transparent cases, appliance components, and many other applications.

Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 1
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3252
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3454
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Tufprene™ and Asaprene™ T styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

Styrene/butadiene block copolymers that provide the characteristics of rubber together with high compatibility with polystyrene and other resins, and excellent moldability. Widely used as base polymers for adhesives, as asphalt modifiers, and in footwear, toys, and food trays and containers.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Adhesives, resin modification, asphalt modification
Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3253
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3454
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Tuftec™ hydrogenated styrenic elastomer

Hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers with superior weatherability and heat resistance, widely used as resin modifiers and compatibilizers, and as base polymers for adhesives and elastomer compounds. Includes the Tuftec™ M series, specifically developed for high compatibility with polar resins.

Applications
Adhesives, resin modification, asphalt modification
Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3253
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3454
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
S.O.E.™ new hydrogenated styrenic elastomer

New hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers with superior shock absorption, vibration-damping properties, and scratch resistance. Widely used as modifiers for resins, elastomer compounds, and asphalt, and as base polymers for adhesives.

Applications
Electric cable sheathing, elastomeric sponge, synthetic leather
Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3253
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3454
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp

Chemicals: Consumables

Cleaners

Asaclean™ purging compound

A completely different concept in extruder and molding machine purging and cleaning. High speed and efficiency, reduced time and materials consumption, and high cleaning power – resulting in reduced operating costs, higher product quality, and smoother operation in every phase from resin changeover to impurities reduction.

Contact:  Asaclean Business Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3274
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3458
Contact:  Sun Plastech Inc.
Phone: +1-973-257-1999
Fax: +1-973-257-1011

Packaging products, etc.

OPS™ film

Stiffness, gloss, transparency, permeability - the strengths and superiority of these films’ range of characteristics are demonstrated in a variety of application fields, from the packaging of fresh produce through to uses such as a polystyrene laminate material and envelope window film.

Contact:  Flexible Packaging Products Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3423
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3487
Suntec™ S polyolefin shrink film

From boxed lunches and other delicatessen dishes in convenience stores to tray-wrapped meat, fish, processed seafood, mushrooms and the like on supermarket shelves, this polyolefin shrink film enables food to be safely packaged and beautifully presented. We offer high shrink, semi-shrink and stretch types, and the development of over-wrap and pillow shrink grades to fit all types of packaging machines and package contents is underway.

Contact:  Flexible Packaging Products Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3423
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3487
Barrialon™ barrier films

This line-up of high barrier films, matched to the requirements of various applications and machines, includes Barrialon™ SF film for fully-automatic form-fill machines, Barrialon™ UB for laminates and Barrialon™ S for shrink packaging meats. Additionally, system sales involving both film and machines are offered.

Contact:  Barrier Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3423
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3423
Suntec Foam™ and Mef™ foamed products

Excellent cushioning performance makes these foams ideal for a wide range of packaging applications, including electrical equipment and precision machinery. Additionally, we offer system sales involving PAOSS™, a world first cushioning package design optimization software system that combines advanced IT simulation techniques with our rich database of cushioning data.

Contact:  Foamed Products Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3424
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3487
PVDC latex

A high-performance aqueous PVDC (polyvinylidene chloride) emulsion that, on drying, forms a thin film characterized by high barrier to oxygen and other gases and to water vapor, together with outstanding heat- and radiofrequency-seal properties, flame retardance, and oil and chemical resistance.

Applications
Coating
Contact:  Barrier Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3422
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3487
Saran™ fiber

Saran™ fiber is a synthetic fiber with the following characteristics. As pigment is added directly to the raw materials, it has excellent color fastness and is fade resistant. It displays superior chemical resistance. As the raw material is inherently self-extinguishing, addition of flame-retardants is unnecessary. It is used widely in applications such as doll hair, insoles, dishwashing pads, scrubbing brushes and water filtration.

Contact:  Asahi Kasei Home Products Corp., Saran Fiber Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3244
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3495

Electronics: Separators

Hipore™ lithium-ion battery separator

Hipore™ is a microporous polyolefin sheet which prevents the anode and cathode from contacting one another and causing a short circuit, while enabling lithium ions to pass back and forth during charging and discharging. While market growth continues in mainstream LIB applications for portable devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs, significant additional growth is forecasted in electric vehicle applications. Asahi Kasei will continue to expand capacity in line with demand growth while advancing the global expansion of Hipore™ operations to meet emerging customer needs.

Applications
Smartphones, hybrid vehicles
Contact:  Battery Materials Sales & Marketing Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3235
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3453
Celgard™ lithium-ion battery separator

Based on more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing experience, Celgard™ dry-process membrane is used as separator in various lithium-ion batteries. Its performance characteristics are especially suited to hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles. The broad product lineup includes thickness ranging from 7–40 microns and availability in both single-layer and multi-layer configurations to meet a wide range of needs.

Applications
Hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles
Contact:  Celgard, LLC
Phone: +1 704-588-5310
Daramic™ lead-acid battery separator

Featuring excellent puncture and oxidation resistance while reducing the potential for water borne contaminants and battery failure, Daramic™ lead-acid battery separator is suited to use in a wide range of applications. With more than 80 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing experience, as the largest supplier in Asia, we are positioned for success in this fastest growing region of the world for our products.

Applications
Automobiles, trucks, buses, forklifts, backup power
Contact:  Daramic, LLC
Phone: +1 704-587-8599

Others

VORERO™ speech recognition middleware

Speech recognition technology is used in car navigation systems, cell phones, and smartphones, with applications expanding to include appliances and electronic products for the home.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
car navigation systems, cell phones, and smartphones