Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH (AKEU) is a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation (AKC) and mainly provides materials, such as monomers and polymers, for many industries worldwide. It has developed the carbonate synthesis process as row material for polycarbonate, utilising CO2 and eliminating the usage of phosgene. AKEU benefits from the technologies, human resources and R&D infrastructures of AKC, which is licensing technologies, including engineering designs, to chemical companies worldwide.
In the field of energy storage, AKC has a long R&D history for battery materials and is now a leading separator supplier for lithium ion batteries, lead acid batteries, etc. The company is also developing Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology and is already involved in fuel cell and redox flow battery systems.