Press Releases – Fiscal 2007

March 19, 2008 Construction of AN and MMA plants in Thailand
March 11, 2008 Revision of group management configuration
February 27, 2008 Construction of a new plant for Hipore™
February 21, 2008 Expansion of capacity for S-SBR
February 20, 2008 Strategic alliance in optical materials with Luminit, LLC
February 19, 2008 Start-up of new plant for Pimel™ photosensitive polyimide precursor
February 5, 2008 Large order for chlor-alkali equipment received from Dow Chemical
Total capacity of AKCC membrane-process plants to surpass 15 million tons
January 29, 2008 New hollow-fiber spinning plant for Planova™ virus removal filters
January 28, 2008 Approval for sale of thrombomodulin in Japan
January 16, 2008 New plant for Sepacell™ leukocyte reduction filters
December 20, 2007 Large capacity expansion at China DFR plant
December 19, 2007 Construction of new integrated research complex
December 12, 2007 Notice of revision of forecast results
November 27, 2007 Expansion of production capacity for Hipore™
November 6, 2007 Asahi Kasei Award for Fashion Design Creativity in China
October 30, 2007 Improper Acquisition of Ministerial Certification by Nichias Corp.
October 2, 2007 Agreement for integration of industrial explosives operations
September 19, 2007 Development of world's fastest phosphorus adsorbent
August 9, 2007 New production line for pellicles for 10G LCD panels
July 10, 2007 Revision of plan for integration of medical device businesses
June 21, 2007 Expansion of capacity for solution SBR
June 14, 2007 Training center for therapeutic apheresis
May 25, 2007 Integration of industrial explosives operations
May 22, 2007 Start-up of health guidance business
May 14, 2007 Integration of spinning and assembly lines in a new plant for dry-pack polysulfone-membrane dialyzers
May 7, 2007 Chinese marketing and sales subsidiary for medical devices
April 20, 2007 Approval for myoinositol assay kit Lucica® MI


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