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Jonathan Todd, senior corporate communication specialist, left, and
Sebastian Schmidt, manager of strategic marketing, in Asahi Kasei's
the AKXY2 concept car.
Plastics News photo by Marco Stepniak
Asahi Kasei driving
for auto solutions
By Frank Esposito
Plastics News Staff
Material development for Asahi
Kasei is as easy as AKXY2.
That's the name of the concept
car that the fi rm is showing in Europe
for the fi rst time at K 2022. It
showcases several materials and
technologies developed by Tokyo-based
Asahi Kasei.
" For us, [K 2022] is all about
automotive solutions, " Strategic
Marketing
Manager
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everything from lightweighting
to electrifi
cation, " he added.
" Our materials can
improve heat performance
and other
characteristics
and
offer high functionality
and affordability. "
The AKXY2 debuted in May
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Hall 11
Stand H56
Stand H66
follow us
as part of Asahi Kasei's 100th
anniversary. Offi cials said it
demonstrates the fi rm's expertise
throughout the entire value chain,
from raw materials and production
technologies to the use of recycled
and recyclable materials.
They added that almost everything
that can been seen, touched
or felt in the vehicle is made or
co-developed by Asahi Kasei.
The car's windows are made of
outsourced hard-coated polycarbonate
through a manufacturing
method developed by Asahi Kasei
in 2002 that uses CO2 as a raw
material. Today, 15 percent of its
global PC production uses this
technology.
To enable PC applications in
auto windshields, Asahi Kasei
is developing a hard-coating
technology that provides PC
with resistance to abrasion and
Sebastian
Schmidt said. " The concept car
brings together a lot of our ideas.
" We're looking at
weatherability. Offi cials said that
replacing glass with this PC will
reduce vehicle weight and extend
EV driving range.
The interior surfaces of the
concept car are covered by Dinamica,
a suedelike microfi ber
partly made of recycled polyester.
Dinamica is made by Miko, an
Italian unit of Asahi Kasei-owned
Sage Automotive Interiors.
Also at K 2022, Asahi Kasei is
showcasing AZP, a transparent
optical acrylic polymer for auto
interiors. AZP features ultralow
birefringence and provides perfect
screen visibility
without rainbow efASAHI
KASEI
Hall 8A,
Booth E23
fects, offi cials said.
Asahi Kasei also is
presenting its SunForce
family of innovative
particle foams.
SunForce is based on
modifi ed polyphenylene
ether and can be processed
on standard foam molding equipment.
The foams offer lightweight,
fl ame retardance, thin-wall moldability
and processability. At K
2022, Asahi Kasei is displaying
round cell holders made of this
material.
Asahi Kasei also is developing
cellulose-based materials, which
it's produced for almost 100
years, such as a cellulose-based
nanofi ber fi ller. The new materials
can be an alternative to glass fi ber
and can be used in nylons 6 and
6/6 and acetal.
Asahi Kasei is an industrial conglomerate
that employs almost
47,000 worldwide. The fi rm's Asahi
Kasei Plastics North America
unit ranks as one of North America's
30 largest compounders,
employing more than 400 at three
production sites making compounds
based on polypropylene
and engineering resins.
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