Diversified Material Solutions for Future Automobiles


The Concept

Our new concept car demonstrates our cross-divisional expertise throughout the entire value chain: From raw materials and production technologies to the usage of recycled and recyclable materials.

Virtually everything that can been seen and touched in the vehicle is either manufactured or co-developed by Asahi Kasei. The concept showcases diversified material solutions that can contribute to a lower carbon footprint of vehicles, and ultimately to a more sustainable mobility.

The Interior

Long-lasting comfort with functional and more sustainable textiles

Lighting solutions with maximum freedom of design

Polymers for enhanced connectivity and HMI

The Exterior

Significant weight reduction through glass replacement

CO2 footprint reduction/CO2 as raw material

Range extension through energy-efficient tires

Sustainable Material Solutions

Filler Materials

Bio-based/biodegradable (cotton linter)

High heat resistance

Up to 20 wt% in PA6, PA66 and POM

Engineering Plastics

Development of bio-based PA66

From 2023: Renewable-attributed POM

From 2023: Renewable-attributed PPE

Polycarbonate Glaze Coating –
Weight Reduction Through Glass Replacement

Water-based polycarbonate hard coating

Compliant with ECE R43

Under development

Battery/Particle Foam Solutions

Innovative Particle Foam Family

Based on engineering plastics (mPPE, PA)

Ideal for composite solutions with FRP, plastics, fibers, metal

Processable on standard EPS equipment

Round Cell Holder (mPPE)

Precise battery alignment without glue

Easy assembly and maintenance of batteries modules

UL94 V-0 flame retardance

Structural Parts (PA)

PA-typical heat and oil resistance

High stiffness, mechanical strength
and designability

Ideal for metal replacement

Interior Solutions 

LEONA™ SG – PA 66/6i for Premium Surfaces

Excellent surface appearance

Good processability

Ideal for metal replacement

AZP™ –
Sharp Images and Brilliant
Display Visibility

Transparent optical polymer

Ultra-low birefringence 

High heat resistance

Enhanced and Stable
In-Car Connectivity

mPPE compounds (PPE+PS, PPE+PPS)

Low dielectric constant/dissipation factor

UL94 V-0 flame retardance

Asahi Kasei at K 2022

Asahi Kasei presented its AKXY2 concept car and its material innovations at K 2022, the world’s No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber.

Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Fringsstraße 17, 40221 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 (0) 211 33 99 2000
Fax: +49 (0) 211 33 99 2099

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