Asahi Kasei Corp.
Asahi Kasei Corp. is a holding company which is engaged in the manufacture of chemical products. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Chemicals, Homes, Health Care, Fibers, Electronics, Construction Materials, and Others. The Chemicals segment produces, processes, and sells chemicals and derivative products such as such as ammonia, nitric acid, caustic soda, acrylonitrile, styrene, adipic acid, methyl methacrylate and acrylic resin. It carries also polymer products such as Stylac-AS styrene-acrylonitrile, Stylac-ABS acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, Tenac polyacetal, Xyron modified polyphenylene ether, Leona polyamide 66, Suntec polyethylene, synthetic rubber, and polystyrene, and specialty products such as coating materials, latex, Ceolus microcrystalline cellulose, explosives, explosion-bonded metal clad, Microza UF and MF membranes and systems, ion-exchange membranes and electrolysis systems, Saran Wrap cling film, Ziploc storage bags, and plastic films, sheets, and foams. The Homes segment constructs Hebel Haus order-built unit homes and Hebel Maison apartments. It also operates related businesses such as condominiums, residential land development, remodeling, real estate, and home financing. The Health Care segment manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals such as Recomodulin, Elcitonin, Flivas, Toledomin, and Bredinin; Lucica GA-L assay kits, L series enriched liquid diets, APS polysulfone-membrane artificial kidneys, therapeutic apheresis devices, Planova virus removal filters, and Sepacell leukocyte reduction filters. The Fibers segment produces, processes, and sells Roica elastic polyurethane filament, Bemberg cupro fiber, nonwoven fabrics such as Eltas spunbond and Lamous artificial suede, Leona nylon 66 filament, and polyester filament. The Electronics segment manufactures and sells Hipore Li-ion battery separators, photomask pellicles, APR photosensitive resin and printing plate making systems, Pimel photosensitive polyimide precursor, Sunfort dry film photoresist, mixed-signal LSIs, Hall elements, and glass fabric for printed wiring boards. The Construction Materials segment produces and sells Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete panels, Neoma phenolic foam insulation panels, foundation piles, and steel-frame structural components. The Others segment engages in plant and environmental engineering, research and analysis, and employment agency/ staffing operations. The company was founded on May 21, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.