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Asahi Kasei

Asahi Kasei Corporation
Native name
Asahi Kasei Kabushiki-gaisha
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 3407
TOPIX 100 Component
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Chemical industry
Founded (May 21, 1931; 89 years ago (1931-05-21))
Headquarters Jinbocho Mitsui Buildings, Kanda Jinbocho 1-105, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-8101, Japan
Key people
Ichiro Ito
(Chairman of the Board)
Toshio Asano

11px $ 18.5 billion (FY 2014)

(¥ 1,897 billion) (FY 2014)
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11px $ 989.7 million (FY 2014)

(¥ 101.29 billion) (FY 2014)
Number of employees
29,127 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Asahi Kasei Corporation (旭化成株式会社 Asahi Kasei Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a global Japanese chemical company. Its main products are chemicals and materials science.

It was founded in May 1931, using the paid in capital of Nobeoka Ammonia Fiber Co., Ltd, a Nobeoka, Miyazaki based producer of ammonia, nitric acid, and other chemicals. Now headquartered in Tokyo, with offices and plants across Japan, as well as China, Singapore, Thailand, U.S.A. and Germany.

The company is listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the TOPIX 100[3] and Nikkei 225[4] stock market indices.

Business segments and products

The main operations of the company are divided into the following four business sectors:[5]

  • Chemicals & Fibers
    • Chemicals
    • Polymer products
    • Specialty chemicals
    • Fibers
  • Homes & Construction Materials
    • Foundation systems
    • Insulation materials
    • AAC-related products
    • Structural materials
    • Order-built homes
    • Real estate–related operations
    • Building remodeling
  • Electronics
    • LSIs
    • Hall elements and Hall ICs
    • Clean energy materials
    • Optical and printing materials
    • Electronic materials
  • Health Care
    • Blood transfusion devices
    • Blood purification devices
    • Bioprocess products: leukocyte reduction filters, virus removal filters
    • Orthopedics and urology pharmaceuticals
    • Critical care devices: defibrillators, wearable defibrillators, automated CPR systems, temperature management systems, data solutions
    • Diagnostic reagents
    • Nutritional products


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Asahi Kasei Financial Statements". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "TOPIX Large70 Components" (PDF). Japan Exchange Group. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Asahi Kasei products". Retrieved August 6, 2014. 

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