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 Basic Materials business dates from 1923 with the commercialization of the Casale process for ammonia synthesis, and now supports a wide range of industries with products such as caustic soda, chlorine, acrylonitrile, styrene, methyl methacrylate, adipic acid, polyethylene, polystyrene, and other petrochemicals. This business also advances environmental technology innovation as part of its responsibility for the overall energy policy of the Asahi Kasei Group.
Our Performance Products business is expanding globally with a broad lineup of competitive products including fibers & textiles, performance plastics, and S-SBR for fuel-efficient tires, for key markets such as apparel and automotive. This business also includes kitchen & household products and packaging films that help to make life more comfortable and refined.
Our Specialty Solutions business provides a wide variety of high value-added products such as Li-ion battery separators, electronic and functional materials, chlor-alkali electrolysis systems featuring high energy efficiency, additives for pharmaceuticals and foods, coating materials for vehicles and electronics, and industrial explosives and explosion-bonded metal clads. These eco-friendly, high-function products enable people to enjoy a rich and healthy life.
Our highly functional electronic devices include LSIs with unique mixed-signal technology, various sensors such as magnetic sensors and infrared sensors utilizing original compound semiconductor technology, and energy-efficient and eco-friendly UVC LEDs for sterilization of water and air. By providing solutions with these products, we help to create a safe, secure, and comfortable life.