Asahi Kasei to construct a new plant for plastic compounds in China

Düsseldorf, September 12, 2017 – Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corp., has decided to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds1 in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. Automobile production in China reached a record high in 2016, and is projected to continue to rise substantially. As plastic compounds enable vehicle weight to be reduced by substituting for metal parts, further impetus for demand growth is driven by heightening environmental awareness and tightening environmental regulations. Under its “Cs for Tomorrow 2018” medium-term management initiative, Asahi…

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