ERJ staff report (DS)
Kanagawa, Japan -- Asahi Kasei Chemicals has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Kawasaki Innovation Center, to be located within the grounds of the company's Kawasaki Works in Kanagawa, Japan.
The centre is expected to strengthen R&D in the fields of monomers & catalysts, synthetic rubber, and performance chemicals through the integration and advancement of a shared technology platform. It is expected to begin operations in September 2012.
The Asahi Kasei Group launched a new mid-term initiative â€œFor Tomorrow 2015â€ this April, with two key business strategies of â€œexpansion of world-leading businessesâ€ and â€œcreation of new value for society.â€ As part of the first of these strategies, Asahi Kasei is reinforcing certain businesses including acrylonitrile (AN), solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR), and Duranateâ„¢ HDI-based polyisocyanate.
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Press release from Asahi Kasei