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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

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

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

SUNFINE™ is a brand of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) from Asahi Kasei Corporation. With its advanced technological capabilities and intense quality control, Asahi Kasei delivers high quality UHMWPE to the whole world.

Applications
Lithium-ion Battery Separator, Lead Acid Battery Separator, High-strength Fiber, Molding

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

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.

Product Website

Contact
Synthetic Rubber Sales & Marketing Dept. 2+81-(0)3-6699-3256FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3268E-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.

Product Website

Contact
Synthetic Rubber Sales & Marketing Dept. 1 and Dept. 2+81-(0)3-6699-3254FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3268E-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.

Applications
TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 1

Product Website

Contact
+81-(0)3-6699-3252+81-(0)3-6699-3268E-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.

Applications
Adhesives, resin modification, asphalt modification

Product Website

Contact
TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2+81-(0)3-6699-3252FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3268E-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

Product Website

Contact
TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2+81-(0)3-6699-3253FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3268E-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

Product Website

Contact
TPE Sales & Marketing Dept. 2+81-(0)3-6699-3253FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3268E-mail:akelastomer@om.asahi-kasei.co.jp

Membranes & systems

Microza™ UF and MF industrial membranes and systems

Advanced ultrafiltration and microfiltration hollow-fiber membranes and systems developed and produced by Asahi Kasei, at the forefront of filtration process and materials technology. Microza™ UF and MF – serving industry and the environment, around the globe, through water treatment, separation, purification, and refining, in automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and other fields of production and processing.

Contact
Microza Sales & Marketing Dept.1 , Microza Sales & Marketing Dept.2+81-(0)3-6699-3227FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3449

Aciplex™ ion-exchange membranes and systems

Aciplex™ membranes, process equipment, and systems for caustic soda production from Asahi Kasei – the global leader in advanced ion-exchange membranes and membrane-process electrolyzers for energy-conserving, ecofriendly salt electrolysis, and the world’s largest supplier.

Contact
Marketing & Sales Department 2+81-(0)3-6699-3232FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3457

Separators

Hipore™ lithium-ion battery separator

Hipore™ is a microporous polyolefin sheet which prevents the anode and cathode from contacting one another and causing a short circuit, while enabling lithium ions to pass back and forth during charging and discharging. While market growth continues in mainstream LIB applications for portable devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs, significant additional growth is forecasted in electric vehicle applications. Asahi Kasei will continue to expand capacity in line with demand growth while advancing the global expansion of Hipore™ operations to meet emerging customer needs.

Applications
Smartphones, hybrid vehicles

Product Website

Contact
Battery Materials Sales & Marketing Department+81-(0)3-6699-3233FAX:+81-(0)3-6699-3370

Celgard™ lithium-ion battery separator

Based on more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing experience, Celgard™ dry-process membrane is used as separator in various lithium-ion batteries. Its performance characteristics are especially suited to hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles. The broad product lineup includes thickness ranging from 7–40 microns and availability in both single-layer and multi-layer configurations to meet a wide range of needs.

Applications
Hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles

Product Website

Contact
Celgard, LLC+1 704-588-5310

Daramic™ lead-acid battery separator

Featuring excellent puncture and oxidation resistance while reducing the potential for water borne contaminants and battery failure, Daramic™ lead-acid battery separator is suited to use in a wide range of applications. With more than 80 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing experience, as the largest supplier in Asia, we are positioned for success in this fastest growing region of the world for our products.

Applications
Automobiles, trucks, buses, forklifts, backup power

Product Website

Contact
Daramic, LLC+1 704-587-8599