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Asahi Kasei Corporation primarily manufactures, processes, and sells chemical products in Japan and internationally. The company offers nitric acid, caustic soda, acrylonitrile, styrene, methyl methacrylate, acrylic resins, polyethylene, and polystyrene; styrene-acrylonitrile, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, polyacetal, modified polyphenylene ether, adipic acid, polyamides, and synthetic rubber; and coating materials, latex, microcrystalline cellulose, explosives, explosion-bonded metal clad, UF and MF membranes and systems, ion-exchange membranes and electrolysis systems, cling films, storage bags, plastic films and sheets, and plastic foams. It is also involved in the construction of unit homes and apartments; management of rental units, condominiums, and housing developments; brokerage of used homes; remodeling; and mortgage financing, etc. In addition, the company manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals, assay kits, enriched liquid diets, polysulfone-membrane artificial kidneys, therapeutic apheresis devices, virus removal filters, and leukocyte reduction filters. Further, it manufactures and sells elastic polyurethane filaments, cupro fibers, nonwoven fabrics, and nylon 66 filaments; and mixed-signal LSIs, hall elements, Li-ion battery separators, lead-acid battery separators, photomask pellicles, photosensitive resin and printing plate making systems, photosensitive polyimide precursors, photosensitive dry films, and glass fabrics. Additionally, the company manufactures and sells autoclaved aerated concrete panels, phenolic foam insulation panels, piling systems, and column base attachment systems; and wearable defibrillators, automated external defibrillators, and intravascular temperature management systems, as well as provides plant and environmental engineering, research and analysis, and employment agency/staffing services. Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

33,720 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/28/17
Founded in 1922

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Asahi Kasei Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2017

Asahi Kasei announced earnings results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017. The company reported a 24.8% year-on-year increase in net income for the fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2017, to ¥30.1 billion.

Asahi Kasei and China National Bluestar (Group) Co Ltd. Form Joint Ventures for China mPPE Business

Asahi Kasei has entered into a joint venture deal with China National Bluestar (Group) Co Ltd. to produce and sell modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) in China. The companies aim to produce 30,000 tonnes/year of polymer PPE (polyphenylene ether) and 20,000 tonnes/year mPPE. Production will use Bluestar's technology for 2,6-xylenol and PPE, together with Asahi Kasei's mPPE compounding technology and applications development capability to facilitate further expansion in the growing Chinese market. Asahi Kasei and Bluestar created two joint venture firms to separately handle the manufacturing and sales of mPPE operations in China.

Asahi Kasei Builds New Plastic Compounds Plant in China

Asahi Kasei is building a new 28,000 tonne/year plastic compounds plant in Changshu, China, which is aimed at serving the growing domestic automobile market. The new plant is scheduled to start up in early 2020 and will be fully owned by Asahi Kasei.


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