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Asahi Kasei Corporation becomes official partner of the World Rally Championship

Asahi Kasei Corporation becomes official partner of the World Rally Championship

Asahi Kasei official partner of WRC (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, August 31, 2018 – Asahi Kasei has signed a contract as official partner with the organiser of the FIA World Rally Championship. In this world-leading rally series, drivers and vehicles compete against each other under the toughest and most diverse conditions. The Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) has organised the World Rally Championship (WRC) in this form since 1973.

The partnership with the WRC will increase awareness of the corporate brand Asahi Kasei in Europe, where rally competitions have been held for almost 100 years. At the same time, the commitment as official partner supports the efforts of the automotive industry to improve vehicle performance through motorsport competitions under the toughest conditions. It consists of 13 events across 15 countries and five continents. The winner of each rally is the team that completes all the high-speed competitive special stages in the shortest total time. Drivers and co-drivers compete under extremely tough and varied conditions in dramatic surroundings, ranging from the ice and snow of a Scandinavian winter to the stifling heat of high summer in Sardinia.

Last year WRC was broadcast on television for a total of more than 13,000 hours in 155 markets, with a cumulative audience of 850 million people. WRC also has a huge digital profile, with more than 1.6 billion online engagements in 2017.

Asahi Kasei joins as official partner of WRC starting with „Rallye Deutschland 2018“ (August 16-19) in the Saarbrucken area (service park at Bostalsee) with a distance of around 1,200 kilometers and more than 200,000 viewers in 2017, viewed as the most difficult of the end-of-season asphalt encounters. The main challenges for the „Wales Rally GB“ (October 4-7) taking place in north Wales and Cheshire (service park in Deeside) with a total distance of around 1,400 kilometres, are treacherous and muddy conditions and unpredictable weather with rain, ice and fog.

At 1,400 race kilometres during the ‚Rallye de Espaoa‘ (October 25-29) in Catalonia (Tarragona province, Salou service park), the drivers face the challenge of two days driving on asphalt and one day mainly on gravel.

Its partnership with WRC will enable Asahi Kasei to enhance corporate brand recognition in Europe where there is a rich heritage of rally competition, while supporting the automotive industry“s effort to improve vehicle performance through motorsport competition under the most severe conditions.

Asahi Kasei is globally expanding its automotive-related business which includes engineering plastics for vehicle weight reduction, microfiber suede for seats with superior comfort, and sensors and communication systems utilizing audio and speech processing technology, CO2 – and alcohol sensors.

About Asahi Kasei
Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world. For more information, visit

www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/
www.asahi-kasei.eu/

More information about WRC and the races:
www.wrc.com/en/
www.adac-rallye-deutschland.de/

www.wrc.com/en/wrc/calendar/germany-2018/page/700–700-682-.html
https://walesrallygb.com/
www.wrc.com/en/wrc/calendar/spain-2018/page/703–703-682-.html

Company contact Japan
Asahi Kasei Corp.
Corporate Communications
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-3008
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-3162

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
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Asahi Kasei presents the Next-Generation Lightweight Material SunForceTM at JEC World 2018 in Europe

Visit us at JEC World, Paris, Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, March 6th-8th 2018 in Hall 5, Booth 5N73

Asahi Kasei presents the Next-Generation Lightweight Material SunForceTM at JEC World 2018 in Europe

Oilpan made from Asahi Kasei SunForce™ (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf/Paris, March 5, 2018 – Asahi Kasei presents SunForce™ expanded modified polyphenylene ether (m-PPE) beads, the world“s first particle foam beads material combining the characteristics of Xyron™ m-PPE resin and foam beads at JEC World 2018 in Paris. With its excellent flame retardancy and dimensional stability SunForce™ contributes to product safety as well as to compact and space-saving product design. The newly developed material maintains its strength, rigidity and shape also in high-temperature environments up to 100°C and allows lightweight solutions for various applications.

Because of the small size of the particle foam beads, SunForce™ allows the molding of complex structures while maintaining strength and rigidity and furthermore thin-wall molding and therefore compact and space-saving product design. Since the beads can be easily inserted into the equipment, SunForce™ also features high processability which leads to process time reduction and lower production costs.

Further import characteristics:

Flame Retardancy
SunForce™ is the world“s first particle foam beads material certified with UL 94 (Standard for Safety of Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances) V-0 flammability by the safety certification organisation Underwriters Laboratories. This feature allows SunForce™ to contribute to an overall product safety.

High Precision
SunForce™ features a high dimensional stability, allowing the material to maintain its dimensions even in application fields with high temperature changes and high humidity.

Heat Insulation
The small size of the beads enables SunForce™’s closed cell structure, allowing a high thermal conductivity. This features makes SunForce™ a suitable material for use in lithium-ion battery applications, since a lithium-ion battery needs an environment with a constant temperature to unfold its full performance.

Applications Fields
SunForce™ with its outstanding features allows a broad range of applications in various industries such as the
-Automotive industry (car body parts, electrical components, battery unit case and structural parts for lithium-ion battery applications)
-Puplic transportation (train components, railway infrastructure, electrical parts, seat parts)
-other industries (medical parts, electric tools, fuel cells etc.)
On March 8th, Asahi Kasei R&D Manager Yuichiro Sakamoto will introduce SunForce® in greater detail at the „Automotive and transportation: materials and processes“ conference in Hall 6 (11:55-12:20).

We are looking forward to your visit! When: March 6th-8th Where: Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Hall 5, Booth 5N73

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology group that works in the three business areas of Material, Homes and Health Care. Material includes fibres & textiles, petrochemicals, high-performance polymers, high-performance plastics, consumer products, battery separators and electronics. Homes offers construction material to finished houses on the Japanese market. The area Health Care includes pharmaceuticals, medical technology, as well as devices and systems for acute and intensive medicine. With about 34,000 employees across the world, the Asahi Kasei Group supports customers in more than 100 countries.

„Creating for Tomorrow“. With this slogan, the Asahi Kasei Group refers to the common mission of all its companies, to help people across the world towards a better life and living with sustainable products and technologies. You can find further information at

www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/
www.asahi-kasei.eu/

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de