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Basic Materials

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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.+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

Product Website

Contact
JCAM Agri Co., Ltd.+81-(0)3-5297-8905FAX:+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.+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.

Applications
Production of fertilizer and industrial chemicals, etc.
Contact
AN Division+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+81-(0)3-6699-3432E-mail:acrylonitrile@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp

Methyl methacrylate (MMA)

Key monomer for acrylic resin and coating materials 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™ PMMA polymers and products.

Applications
Production of acrylic resin, coating materials, etc.
Contact
MMA Monomer Marketing Dept.+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.

Applications
Production of synthetic resin, synthetic rubber, etc.
Contact
Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.+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.

Contact
Styrene & Nylon Intermediates Marketing & Sales Dept.+81-(0)3-6699-3276E-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.

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

Product Website

Contact
Specialty Nitriles Marketing Dept.+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.

Applications
Production of polymers and chemical intermediates

Product Website

Contact
Specialty Nitriles Marketing Dept.+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.

Applications
Production of coating materials, etc.
Contact
MMA Monomer Marketing Dept.+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.+81-(0)3-6699-3276

Polymers

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

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.

Applications
Condensation absorption boards, filters, ink absorbers

Product Website

Contact
Sunfine Sales & Marketing Dept.+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, and continuous solution, processes, for applications ranging from automotive parts to electrical, electronic, and optical components.

Applications
Tail lights, transparent containers, light guide plates

Product Website

Contact
Acrylic Resin Sales & Marketing Dept.+81-(0)3-6699-3286

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

Product Website

Contact
PS Japan Corporation+81-(0)3-5689-6565FAX:+81-(0)3-5689-6566