Asahi Kasei Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) business
for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals

Asahi Kasei is a leading manufacturer of microcrystalline cellulose which has been continuously developing high performance MCC products steaming from innovative particle morphology.
Our first plant started its production in 1970 in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan which has been the cradle of Asahi Kasei and has been supplying MCC products in the Japanese pharmaceutical market for over 50 years.
We have leveraged our expertise in the science and technology of developing standard and premium grades of microcrystalline cellulose which have caused our products to now hold a majority share in this market because of their reliability.

From 2023, we will operate a second manufacturing site in Kurashiki-shi, Okayama, Japan to meet the increase in demand and to achieve a stable supply through multiple production sites.
The most important value proposition of our MCC products is their ability to facilitate challenging and/or innovative formulations of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals that customers are bringing to market.

Asahi Kasei MCC business – Global locations

Head office


Asahi Kasei Corporation
Hibiya Mitsui Tower, 1-1-2 Yurakucho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
Phone: +81-(0)3-6699-3361

Manufacturing sites


1st Manufacturing site
Asahi Kasei Corporation
304 Mizushiri-machi,
Nobeoka-shi, Miyazaki 882-0015, Japan


2nd Manufacturing site
Asahi Kasei Corporation
3-13 Ushiodori,
Kurashiki-shi, Okayama 712-8054, Japan

Marketing offices


Asahi Kasei India Pvt. Ltd.
The Capital 1502B, Plot No. C70, G Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East),
Mumbai 400051, India

New York

Asahi Kasei America, Inc.
800 Third Avenue, 30th Floor,
New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.
Phone: +1-212-371-9900


Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Fringsstraße 17
40221, Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)211-33-99-2000


Asahi Kasei Corp., Beijing Office
Suite 2008, Gemdale Plaza, 91 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China
Phone: +86-(0)10-6569-3939


Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd.
8/F, One ICC,
Shanghai International Commerce Centre,
No. 999 Huai Hai Zhong Road,
Shanghai 200031, China
Phone: +86-(0)21-6391-6111