Product categories

Fibers

Bemberg™ cupro fiber

Bemberg™ is an eco-friendly fiber made of cotton linter—the short, downy fiber that enfolds and protects the cotton seed—featuring a smooth feel, attractive luster, and moisture absorption/release. Made by Asahi Kasei Fibers since 1931, Bemberg™ is used in applications ranging from linings to outerwear, innerwear, sportswear, beddings, and ethnic garments.

Applications
Linings, outerwear, functional materials, sportswear, ethnic garments
Contact:  Planning & Control Division
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3500
Bemberg™ lining fabric

Bemberg™ has excellent functionality as lining material, including pleasant feel, attractive luster, and superior color development. It glides smoothly across the skin and other fabrics without static buildup, and natrually absorbs and releases moisture.

Applications
Home sewing, apparel
Contact:  Bemberg Division, Lining Fabric Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3299
Roica™ premium stretch fiber

Roica™ spandex is a premium stretch fiber with excellent stretch and recovery properties based on Asahi Kasei’s polymer science. Supported by solid technology and high quality, it is an advanced spandex with superior functionality that meets diverse customer needs.

Applications
Innerwear, legwear, sportswear, swimwear, outerwear, home textiles, medical applications
Contact:  Roica Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3558
Eltas™ spunbond nonwovens

In addition to common features such as a high level of filament evenness (in punch density and fiber opening), air permeability, no napping, and edge fray resistance, the availability of nylon, polyester, and polypropylene provides an added dimension of variety to the Eltas brand, with different characteristics that meet practically any need in a broad array of applications in every field of industry.

Applications
Disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, masks, medical gowns
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3385
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Contact:  Spunbond Hygiene Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3386
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Bemliese™ cupro nonwoven fabric

Bemliese™ is cellulose nonwoven fabric made of 100% cotton linter that is usually disposed of. After refining, it is made into sheets as the world's only continuous-filament cellulose nonwoven. The production process utilizing the inherent property of the fibers to mutually adhere with one another is Asahi Kasei's original technology.

Applications
Skincare, medical, industrial, household fields
Contact:  Bemliese Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3803
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3877
Lamous™ microfiber suede

Lamous is a luxurious and ecological microfiber suede, made from chemically recycled polyester microfiber and water-based polyurethane. It has been certified for Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, the international standard for human and environmental safety. Produced by Asahi Kasei's original process using water jets, this luxurous artificial suede is available in a diverse product range with unique functionality.

Applications
Automotive upholstery, furniture, home interiors, industrial applications, clothing and accessories
Contact:  Lamous Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3595
Eutec™ oil-water separator

Eutec™ oil-water separation filter systems use nonwoven microfilament membranes developed by Asahi Kasei.

Applications
Oil-water separation, solid-liquid separation, gas-liquid separation
Contact:  Applied Products Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3804
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3882
Precisé™ multifunctional nonwoven

Precisé™ is a new type of nonwoven fabric comprising a layer of ultrafine fibers between spunbond fiber layers, developed by Asahi Kasei using proprietary technologies.

Applications
Filtration, electronic materials, consumer products, industrial materials
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3385
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Contact:  Spunbond Hygiene Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3386
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Semia™ deodorizing nonwoven

Semia™ is a deodorizing nonwoven developed by Asahi Kasei with original technology to emplace various functional agents in Eltas™, Precisé™, and Smash™ spunbonds.

AsahiKASEI
Applications
Deodorization, dehumidification
Smash™ heat-press formable thermoplastic nonwoven

Smash™ is a thermoformable nonwoven fabric with air and liquid permeability. Smash can be used as packages or filters for food, automotive, and construction fields.

Applications
Containers, filters, etc.
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3802
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3877
Pulshut™ noise suppression sheet

Pulshut™ is a sheet that suppresses noise in a wide frequency range. Applied to a noise source, Pulshut™ suppresses noise radiated from the source. Applied to cables or circuits, it suppresses noise that transmits through them.

Applications
Digital devices, cables, non-magnetic applications
Contact:  Spunbond Industrial Materials Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3384
Fax: +81-(0)6-7636-3387
Leona™ nylon 66 filament

Boasting high tenacity, good heat resistance and lightweight properties, the nylon 66 has found widespread application in the field of industrial materials chiefly for the automotive industry. Today, the Leona filament is highly regarded for its superior quality based on an ideal process of continuous polymerization and direct spinning and enjoys mounting demand as a yarn for automotive air bags, which are experiencing rapid growth worldwide, and as a reinforcing material for aircraft and other tires.

Applications
Automotive airbags, tire reinforcement, etc.
Contact:  Leona Filament Division
Lastan™ flame-resistant fiber

Woven and nonwoven fabric made of oxidized acrylic fiber, featuring excellent resistance to flame and heat. Used for weld spatter sheets, wiring harnesses, and around car engines.

Applications
Weld spatter sheets, electrical appliance wiring harnesses, optical cable covers, heat insulation around car engines
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Advance Corp.
Phone: +81-(0)3-5404-5030
Fax: +81-(0)3-5404-5055
Cubit™ 3-D honeycomb fabric

Three-dimensional cubic knitted fabric with a diagonally braced double-raschel structure that provides outstanding air and water permeability as a machine-washable cushioning material. Its excellent moisture wicking performance makes it ideal as humidifier filter material.

Applications
Automotive upholstery, bed pads, humidifiers, air filters, hotel slippers
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Advance Corp.
Phone: +81-(0)6-7636-3914
NanoAct™ cellulose nanobeads

NanoAct™ is the label for lateral flow immunoassay newly developed by Asahi Kasei. The properties of cellulose such as excellent colorability and hydrophilicity make NanoAct™ ideal for use as labels in immunochromatography. Compared to conventional labels, NanoAct™ features higher sensitivity, faster detection time, and availability in multiple colors to allow easy multiplexing.

Applications
Lateral flow immunoassay
Contact:  CNB Business Promotion Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)982-22-4003
Fax: +81-(0)982-22-4202
Roboden™ elastic electric wire

Developed by Asahi Kasei Fibers, Roboden™ is the world's first elastic electric wire with features including compact design, long service life, elimination of slack, and elimination of tangling.

Applications
Robots, sensors, wearable devices, portable devices
Contact:  Research & Development Center
Fax: +81-(0)77-581-4142

Performance Polymers

Polymers

Leona™ PA66 (polyamide 66)

Engineering plastics superior in heat resistance, strength and rigidity, and other key properties, widely used in the production of electrical and electronic, business equipment, and architectural parts and components.

Applications
Automotive parts, cable ties, furniture, connectors, etc.
Contact:  Leona Plastics Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3387
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3472
Tenac™ and Tenac™-C POM (polyacetal)

Engineering plastics with a superior, high-level balance of mechanical and slide characteristics, widely used in the production of electrical and electronic, automotive, and industrial parts and components.

Applications
Automotive parts, sliding doors, gears, etc.
Contact:  Tenac Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3388
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3472
Xyron™ mPPE (modified polyphenylene ether)

Resins that provide superior heat resistance, flame retardance, dimensional stability, and mechanical properties. Outstanding performance in alloys with polystyrene and with other polymers, for product fields ranging from home appliances to business and IT equipment and automotive applications.

Applications
Office equipment, photovoltaics, connectors, etc.
Contact:  Xyron Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3386
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3473
Stylac™ ABS, SAN, and ACS

Styrenic copolymers in types and grades that meet specific performance requirements for parts, components, and housings in digital equipment and many other established and emerging fields of application.

Applications
Office equipment, toys, cosmetics containers, construction materials, etc.
Contact:  Stylac Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3385
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3492
Thermylene™ polypropylene compounds

Thermylene™ polypropylene compounds are developed and produced by Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.

Applications
Automotive parts, furniture, pump parts, etc.
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
Phone: +1-517-223-2000
Fax: +1-517-223-2002

Synthetic rubber

Asadene™ and Asaprene™ BR for HIPS and ABS

Polybutadiene rubbers produced by solution polymerization, with special performance characteristics ranging from ultralow gel formation to outstanding color development, for HIPS production and ABS reinforcement.

Applications
Vulcanized rubber, resin modification, etc.
Contact:  Synthetic Rubber Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3256
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3268
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Tufdene™ and Asaprene™ SSBR for rubber products

Styrene/butadiene rubbers produced by solution polymerization, for applications ranging from advanced silica rubber tires to belts, hoses, vibration dampers, footwear, electric cables, and many other fields.

Applications
Fuel-efficient tire tread, etc.
Contact:  Synthetic Rubber Sales & Marketing Dept. 1 and Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3254
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3268
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp

Elastomers

Asaflex™ clear styrenic copolymer

Styrene/butadiene (SB) block copolymers – with a unique combination of high transparency and impact strength, for shrink labels, food trays and containers, transparent cases, appliance components, and many other applications.

Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 1
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3252
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3268
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Tufprene™ and Asaprene™ T styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

Styrene/butadiene block copolymers that provide the characteristics of rubber together with high compatibility with polystyrene and other resins, and excellent moldability. Widely used as base polymers for adhesives, as asphalt modifiers, and in footwear, toys, and food trays and containers.

Asahi Kasei
Applications
Adhesives, resin modification, asphalt modification
Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3252
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3268
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
Tuftec™ hydrogenated styrenic elastomer

Hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers with superior weatherability and heat resistance, widely used as resin modifiers and compatibilizers, and as base polymers for adhesives and elastomer compounds. Includes the Tuftec™ M series, specifically developed for high compatibility with polar resins.

Applications
Adhesives, resin modification, asphalt modification
Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3253
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3268
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp
S.O.E.™ new hydrogenated styrenic elastomer

New hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers with superior shock absorption, vibration-damping properties, and scratch resistance. Widely used as modifiers for resins, elastomer compounds, and asphalt, and as base polymers for adhesives.

Applications
Electric cable sheathing, elastomeric sponge, synthetic leather
Contact:  TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3253
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3268
E-Mail: akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp

Consumables

Kitchen & household products

Saran Wrap™ cling film

Sold in Japan by Asahi Kasei, Saran Wrap™ has superior cling, barrier performance, and heat resistance compared to wrapping films made of polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride.

Applications
Food preservation, Cooking
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Home Products Corp.
Ziploc™ bags and containers

Sold in Japan by Asahi Kasei, Ziploc™ resealable plastic bags and containers are ideal for organizing household items in addition to storing food in refrigerators and freezers.

Applications
Food preservation, Cooking
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Home Products Corp.
Cookper™

Sold in Japan, the Cookper™ lineup includes products that make healthy cooking easy in the oven, frying pan, stewing pot, and more.

Applications
Cooking
Contact:  Asahi Kasei Home Products Corp.
Frosch™ dishwashing liquid

Launched in Germany, Frosch™ is a well-known brand of cleaners in over 40 countries worldwide. Sold in Japan by Asahi Kasei, Frosch™ dishwashing liquid combines good cleaning performance with minimum environmental burden, while being gentle to the skin.

Contact:  Asahi Kasei Home Products Corp.

Cleaners

Asaclean™ purging compound

A completely different concept in extruder and molding machine purging and cleaning. High speed and efficiency, reduced time and materials consumption, and high cleaning power – resulting in reduced operating costs, higher product quality, and smoother operation in every phase from resin changeover to impurities reduction.

Contact:  Asaclean Business Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3274
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3458
Contact:  Sun Plastech Inc.
Phone: +1-973-257-1999
Fax: +1-973-257-1011

Packaging products, etc.

OPS™ film

Stiffness, gloss, transparency, permeability - the strengths and superiority of these films’ range of characteristics are demonstrated in a variety of application fields, from the packaging of fresh produce through to uses such as a polystyrene laminate material and envelope window film.

Contact:  Flexible Packaging Products Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3423
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3487
Suntec™ S polyolefin shrink film

From boxed lunches and other delicatessen dishes in convenience stores to tray-wrapped meat, fish, processed seafood, mushrooms and the like on supermarket shelves, this polyolefin shrink film enables food to be safely packaged and beautifully presented. We offer high shrink, semi-shrink and stretch types, and the development of over-wrap and pillow shrink grades to fit all types of packaging machines and package contents is underway.

Contact:  Flexible Packaging Products Sales Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3423
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3487
Barrialon™ barrier films

This line-up of high barrier films, matched to the requirements of various applications and machines, includes Barrialon™ SF film for fully-automatic form-fill machines, Barrialon™ UB for laminates and Barrialon™ S for shrink packaging meats. Additionally, system sales involving both film and machines are offered.

Contact:  Barrier Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3422
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3487
Suntec Foam™ and Mef™ foamed products

Excellent cushioning performance makes these foams ideal for a wide range of packaging applications, including electrical equipment and precision machinery. Additionally, we offer system sales involving PAOSS™, a world first cushioning package design optimization software system that combines advanced IT simulation techniques with our rich database of cushioning data.

Contact:  Foamed Plastic Products Department
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3424
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3487
Magic Cut™ packet-opening technology

Licensed in Japan, Magic Cut™ technology developed by Asahi Kasei Pax enables plastic packets to be easily opened. Its uses range from the packaging of foods and sauces to agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Contact:  Asahi Kasei Pax Corp.
PVDC latex

A high-performance aqueous PVDC (polyvinylidene chloride) emulsion that, on drying, forms a thin film characterized by high barrier to oxygen and other gases and to water vapor, together with outstanding heat- and radiofrequency-seal properties, flame retardance, and oil and chemical resistance.

Applications
Coating
Contact:  Barrier Materials Marketing & Sales Dept.
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3422
Fax: +81-(0)3-6699-3487
Saran™ fiber

Saran™ fiber is a synthetic fiber with the following characteristics. As pigment is added directly to the raw materials, it has excellent color fastness and is fade resistant. It displays superior chemical resistance. As the raw material is inherently self-extinguishing, addition of flame-retardants is unnecessary. It is used widely in applications such as doll hair, insoles, dishwashing pads, scrubbing brushes and water filtration.

Contact:  Asahi Kasei Home Products Corp.
Saran Fiber Sales Department