Posted on 27/07/2021 in Transport Fire Safety 2021
Asahi Kasei

A leading Japanese polymer manufacturers, Asahi Kasei has joined pinfa to take forward safe and sustainable FRs. Asahi Kasei is a global technology company with over 44 000 employees worldwide and operations in Materials, Homes, and Health Care. The Materials division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The company has a broad portfolio of non-halogenated flame retardant polymers, including polyamide 6.6 and modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE). Asahi Kasei’s mPPE-based particle beads foam is the first such material to be certified UL 94 V-0. These performance materials are especially suitable for automotive and E&E applications. Taku Ishida, General Manager of the Engineering Plastics Division of Asahi Kasei Europe: “Europe is the leading region in regard to safety and environmental regulations, so that joining pinfa will allow Asahi Kasei to observe and engage with the latest technological and regulatory developments in this field, and at the same time share our broad knowledge of flame-retardant engineering plastics and foams with other industry experts.” and

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