Product categories

Inorganic chemicals

Caustic soda

Essential throughout the chemical industry – as a solvent for the production of paper, alumina, and man-made fibers, as a basic production material for chemical products and derivatives, and as a neutralizing agent for acidic industrial solutions and effluents. Produced by the world-leading, ecoefficient ion-exchange membrane process for salt electrolysis developed by Asahi Kasei.

Applications
Production of organic chemicals, etc.
Contact:  Inorganic Chemicals Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3215
Chemical fertilizers

Advanced fertilizers and materials for agriculature are manufactured and sold by affiliate JCAM Agri Co., Ltd.

Applications
Agriculture
Contact:  JCAM Agri Co., Ltd.
Phone: +81-(0)3-5297-8905
Fax: +81-(0)3-5297-8908
Nitric acid

A strong, highly corrosive acid, produced in concentrations of 98%, 67.5%, and 62% with ammonia as the main starting material. Essential for the production of urethane, chemical fertilizers, explosives, and other chemical products, and for the processing and cleaning of metal surfaces.

Applications
Production of inorganic chemicals, etc.
Contact:  Nitric acid Sales. Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3284
Ammonia

A key production material for acrylonitrile and nitric acid, and serves as a reducing agent for nitrogen oxide emitted from coal and oil combustion.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Production of fertilizer and industrial chemicals, etc.
Contact:  AN Division
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3038

Monomers & related

Acrylonitrile (AN)

Key production material for acrylic fiber, ABS resin, nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), adiponitrile (ADN), and many other products. Markets around the world are supplied from plants in Japan (Mizushima), Korea, and Thailand which are operated in accordance with feedstock and demand trends.

Applications
Production of synthetic resin, synthetic fiber, etc.
Contact:  Acrylonitrile Marketing
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3432
E-mail: acrylonitrile@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Methyl methacrylate (MMA)

Key monomer for acrylic resin and coating materials, with major application in LCD light-guide panels. Produced by direct oxidative esterification, a revolutionary process technology developed by Asahi Kasei, as part of a complete system for production from monomer to Delpet™ and Delaglas™ PMMA polymers and products.

Applications
Production of acrylic resin, coating materials, etc.
Contact:  MMA Monomer Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3283
Styrene

Styrene is essential for styrenic resins, synthetic rubber, and unsaturated polyester. Produced at the Mizushima Petrochemical Complex in Okayama, Japan, with over 50 years of expertise since introduction from The Dow Chemical Company in 1959.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Production of synthetic resin, synthetic rubber, etc.
Contact:  Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3276
Adipic acid, hexamethylene diamine, AH salt, and propionitrile

Asia’s only adipic acid producer with two production bases – one in the Asahi Kasei production complex at Nobeoka City in southern Japan, and the other in South Korea through production consignment – ensuring a sure, stable supply that meets the widespread and growing demand for adipic acid.

Asahi Kasei
Contact:  Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3276
E-Mail: ada@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Sodium cyanide

Sodium cyanide is produced from byproduct hydrogen cyanide from the AN manufacturing process, mainly at our plant in Korea.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Metal plating, gold extraction, etc.
Acetonitrile

World’s second-largest producer of acetonitrile – a material in rising demand with characteristics that closely match the requirements of the growing fine chemicals industry. Part of the Asahi Kasei commitment to the stable supply of high quality and performance, to meet demanding requirements.

Applications
Pharmaceutical solvents
Contact:  Specialty Nitriles Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3284
Methacrylonitrile (MAN)

Special monomer characterized by its structural composition of active vinyl, acrylic, and side-chain methyl groups. Widely used for polymers and intermediates production. World's first volume production began by Asahi Kasei in 1984.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Production of polymers and chemical intermediates
Contact:  Specialty Nitriles Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3284
Cyclohexyl methacrylate (CHMA)

Produced from MMA and cyclohexanol, by an Asahi Kasei process marked by superior efficiency and stability in product quality and supply. Used to produce coatings with outstanding weatherability and surface appearance, for architectural exteriors, automotive topcoats, and other demanding applications.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Production of coating materials, etc.
Contact:  MMA Monomer Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3283
Cyclohexanol, cyclohexane, and cyclohexene

All produced at the Mizushima Petrochemical Complex in Okayama, Japan, and marketed for use as key nylon production materials and solvents.

Applications
Solvents, production of nylon intermediates
Contact:  Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3276

Polymers & sheets

Suntec™ and Creolex™ polyethylene

Polyethylenes with special qualities and advanced function and performance, including Creolex™ metallocene HDPE for hot-water pipes, additive-free high-flow extrusion HDPE compliant with beverage-container regulations, and LDPE for odor-free laminates.

Applications
Films, miscellaneous goods, food containers, delivery crates
Contact:  Molding Materials Dept.
Film & Laminate Materials Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3255
Sunfine™ polyethylene powder

Special functions and performance in grades for specific purposes, ranging from SH for sinter molding, LH for cloth coating, and ultrahigh molecular weight UH, to powder coating PAK and hydrophilic porous AQ.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Condensation absorption boards, filters, ink absorbers
Contact:  Sunfine Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3263
Delpet™ and Delpowder™ PMMA resins

A broad selection of PMMA resins with outstanding transparency, surface hardness, and chemical resistance. Produced by suspension, continuous solution, and emulsion polymerization processes, for applications ranging from automotive parts to electrical, electronic, and optical components.

Applications
Tail lights, transparent containers, light guide plates
Contact:  Acrylic Resin Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3286
Delaglas™ PMMA sheet

Delaglas™ sheet is characterized by superior transparency, weatherability, abrasion resistance, and impact strength, together with high luster, color development, and processability. Applications include signboards, illumination, cell phones, and liquid crystal TVs.

Applications
Signboards, lighting, etc.
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Technoplus Co., Ltd.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3552-9111
Fax: +81-(0)3-3552-9131
Delaglas™ AL luminant-surface PMMA sheet

Delaglas™ AL inherently emits light from the entire plate surface and edges when illuminated along one edge - providing higher brightness, uniformity, and transparency, with no need for surface processing. It is a product of advanced Asahi Kasei optical design and extrusion technologies. Inherent surface luminance without any of the printing, grooving, or other surface processing required for conventional luminant-surface plates - resulting in lower cost and fewer process steps.

Applications
Shop interiors, displays, display cases, shelving, panels, décor; signs, signboards, display panels; home and office interiors, partitions, wall panels
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Technoplus Co., Ltd.
Phone: +81-(0)3-3552-9111
Fax: +81-(0)3-3552-9131
Polystyrene (PS)

The complete spectrum of superior performance and function in PS resins – including GPPS, HIPS, flame-retardant HIPS, abrasion-resistant grades, self-lubricating grades, anti-static grades, and a special high-transparency impact-resistant series – from PS Japan, a world-leading specialist polystyrene joint venture between Asahi Kasei and Idemitsu Kosan.

Applications
Food containers, food packaging, toys, miscellaneous goods, construction materials
Contact:  PS Japan Corporation
Phone: +81-(0)3-5689-6565
Fax: +81-(0)3-5689-6566