Materials and products that are environmentally friendly with high added value to open new possibilities for the future are developed through a combination of advanced chemical technology and bold creativity.
Our fibers operation supplies worldwide markets with original technologies and unique fiber materials developed through 90 years of experience in manufacturing of original yarn, spun fiber, and fabric. Our 4 main businesses are Bemberg™ cupro, the unique fiber born from cotton and the core of our heritage; Roica™ elastic polyurethane filament; nonwovens including spunbond for growing hygienic applications; and Leona™ nylon 66 filament for automotive applications. We continue to develop new technologies and products that will open the future.
Businesses ranging from basic chemicals to functional materials and consumables are based on Asahi Kasei’s core chemical technology. While further expanding our global-leading businesses, we provide high value-added products that meet emerging needs. Our petrochemicals business includes a jointly operated naphtha cracker in Mizushima; our performance materials business includes a wide variety of functional products from chemicals to electronic materials; our performance polymers business includes highly competitive automotive materials such as engineering plastics and synthetic rubber for fuel-efficient tires; our consumables business includes familiar products used in everyday life.
The unrivaled, cutting-edge technology embodied throughout our electronics product lineup is widely recognized among electronics manufacturers around the world. Our four main electronics businesses are battery separators including market-leading lithium-ion battery separators being proactively expanded with original membrane technologies; LSI products featuring outstanding analog/digital mixed-signal technology; sensing devices such as magnetic sensors, current sensors, and infrared sensors; and UVC LEDs for water and air disinfection and sterilization applications with great potential to change people’s lives around the world.