The Dorlastan business (plants in the United States and Germany) is acquired from the Lanxess Group.
Production starts at spandex yarn plant (TAS) in Si Racha, Thailand.
Production begins at spandex yarn plant (HAS) in Hangzhou, China.
Integrated production of raw material (PTMG) and spandex yarn begins at
a plant (FAS) in Mailiao, Taiwan.
The Ecotex Standard 100 certification is acquired.
The ISO 14001 certification is acquired.
The world's first ISO 9001 certification for spandex is acquired.
A system of integrated production from raw material PTMG is established
(as a basis of high quality).
The ROICA brand is launched.
Asahi Kasei commences spandex production.