Tenac™-C Z4520 polyacetal resin certified as eco-friendly green material in China

May 22, 2019
Asahi Kasei Corp.

Tenac™-C Z4520 polyacetal resin, an engineering plastic of Asahi Kasei, has been certified as an eco-friendly green material by the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC)1 in recognition of its outstanding performance for low emission of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). The certification was presented at a ceremony during the 2019 China Automotive Materials (Xiqing) International Forum on March 27, 2019, in Tianjin, China.

Asahi Kasei has manufactured the grade Z4520 at its plant in Mizushima, Japan, since 2004, and at Asahi Kasei POM Zhangjiagang Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in China, since 2014. Widely acknowledged to provide among the best low VOC performance in the industry, Z4520 has been adopted around the world in automobile interiors and office equipment.

In accordance with its Group Vision of providing new value to society by enabling “living in health and comfort” and “harmony with the natural environment,” Asahi Kasei will continue to develop engineering plastics with higher performance while also offering proposals replacing metal with plastic to meet the needs of customers worldwide.

At the ceremony (from left): Katsuhiro Gotou, Deputy General Manager, Tenac Sales & Marketing Dept., Performance Products SBU; Ippei Araya, Senior General Manager, Performance Plastics Division, Performance Products SBU; Xia Cheng and Zhang Yiping, Asahi Kasei Plastics Shanghai Co., Ltd.
At the ceremony (from left): Katsuhiro Gotou, Deputy General Manager, Tenac Sales & Marketing Dept., Performance Products SBU; Ippei Araya, Senior General Manager, Performance Plastics Division, Performance Products SBU; Xia Cheng and Zhang Yiping, Asahi Kasei Plastics Shanghai Co., Ltd.
  1. 1 CATARC is a Chinese government enterprise that provides independent policy recommendations, performs environmental testing, and formulates technical standards.