Asahi Kasei has announced its decision to discontinue its business for Asaflex clear styrenic block copolymer. The product line has been manufactured at the company’s Kawasaki Works since 1982. Recently, however, with the deterioration of its profitability caused by environmental factors such as obscure business prospects in major markets, it has become difficult to formulate a strategy for future expansion. The decision was thus made to discontinue the business, the company said in a statement issued in 27 August. The production stop is scheduled for 31 March 2023, stop of sales will be 30 September 2023.