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LEONA™

LEONA™, a highly strong and highly heat-resistant filament, contributes to vehicle safety.

LEONA™ is highly strong and has excellent heat resistance. In addition, LEONA™ excels in rubber adhesiveness. LEONA™ is used as an industrial material. It is mainly used for automotive products.

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QHow is the global production system?

A LEONA™ is manufactured only in Japan.

QDoes LEONA™ comply with various environmental regulations?

A It complies with commonly applied global environmental regulations such as the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of CHemicals).Contact us for the most recent status.

LEONA™, which has high strength and high heat resistance, contributes to weight reduction and compactness while ensuring the product performance of air bags and tires.

LEONA™, which has high strength and high heat resistance, contributes to weight reduction and compactness while ensuring the product performance of air bags and tires.

Feature01

High-Strength

Asahi Kasei produces yarn for tire cords that is among the strongest in the world. Our yarn is used for cords for aircraft tires.

Feature02

In-house manufacture of raw materials

Of the Japanese Ny 66 filament manufacturers, only Asahi Kasei produces things ranging from raw materials to filaments in one company in a consistent manner, which leads to highly stable quality and prices.

Feature03

Continuous polymerizing and direct spinning processes

Of all the Japanese Ny 66 filament manufacturers, only Asahi Kasei does not make raw materials into chips, but has equipment that performs the direct spinning of things ranging from polymers to filaments. In this way, we achieve effective production processes.

Usage example01

Air bag base fabric

As for air bags that must meet rigorous quality requirements, the quality of LEONA™ is highly esteemed. Accordingly, LEONA™ is adopted as a material of various types of air bag base fabric by clients from all over the world. Furthermore, we are contributing to lighter weight and higher airtightness of air bag base fabric through the development of yarn tailored to the needs of our clients.

Usage example02

Tire cords

LEONA™, which has advantages such as rubber adhesiveness and high strength, is used for not only passenger car tires, but also high-performance tires and aircraft tires that are required to have enhanced performance.

Usage example03

Rubber products

LEONA™ is also widely used as a reinforcing material for rubber products (timing belts, hoses, etc.) with which automobiles are equipped.

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