About Us

Kuraray is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional materials. We are committed to developing products that ensure quality and value while helping our customers differentiate themselves from their competition.

Kuraray has offices located around the world, including sales offices across North America and four plant locations in the Houston area.

Our Mission

We are committed to developing new fields of business using pioneering technology that improves the environment and enhances the quality of life throughout the world.

For people and the planet—to achieve what no one else can.

Our Values

  • Respect for Individuals
  • Cooperation to attain goals
  • The constant creation of value

For more information on the history of Kuraray and how we were founded, please visit our Company History page.

Safety: The Cornerstone of Everything We Do

Kuraray is committed to being a safety leader in our industry, a good corporate citizen, and a great employer. We work continually to enhance safety and risk management by improving our operations processes. We give back to our communities by providing jobs, using local suppliers and operators, and supporting community activities and development. Our employees are dedicated to operating responsibly and acting to improve the community and environment we live in.

Developing Growth for Our Customers

Kuraray’s growth is dependent on the success of our customers. Collaborating with our customers, we have developed an innovation-driven environment within our company, unlike many of our competitors. Working with companies throughout our product’s life cycle, from machinery fabricators, to brand owners, to government NGOs, we are committed to developing market disrupting technology.

Innovation in the Workplace: We Act on Ideas

As the world changes, so do our needs. At Kuraray, we are committed to creating an open, innovative company that fosters ideas from our global fabric of employees. With over 28 different locations around the world, Kuraray has a global presence, willing to face global challenges.