Asahi Kasei starts construction Kawasaki innovation centre

Asahi Kasei starts construction of Kawasaki innovation centre

10:56 PM, 15th November 2011
Asahi Kasei starts construction of Kawasaki innovation centre


TOKYO, JAPAN: Asahi Kasei Chemicals held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Kawasaki Innovation Centre, to be located within the grounds of the company’s Kawasaki works in Kanagawa, Japan. The centre is scheduled to start in September 2012 and it will see an investment of ¥2 billion.

The decision by Asahi Kasei Chemicals to construct the new centre was made for the purpose of strengthening R&D in fields of monomers & catalysts, synthetic rubber and performance chemicals through integration and advancement of a shared technology platform. With establishment of Kawasaki innovation centre, Asahi Kasei Chemicals will accelerate both development of new technologies and creation of new businesses in these fields.

With a cross-functional R&D configuration, the Kawasaki innovation centre will integrate and advance catalyst and process technology for AN, MMA and synthetic rubber, innovative technology for performance coating materials such as Duranate and membrane system technology, as well as enhance co operation with other organizations of Asahi Kasei group. As such, the new centre will swiftly and precisely meet customer needs with world-leading technology based on a perspective that extends to commercialization.

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