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Kuraray America, Inc. Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Houston

HOUSTON – Today, executives with Kuraray America, Inc. announced the company has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”. Every year, NABR recognizes companies who successfully hire and retain qualified employees, demonstrating leadership in employment standards. […]

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Kuraray America Celebrates Opening of KURARAY POVAL™ Plant in Southeast Texas

HOUSTON – Today, Kuraray America, Inc., a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production, celebrates the grand opening of its new, $300 million, 81-acre, green-field KURARAY POVAL™ plant in Pasadena, Texas. The opening of this plant further distinguishes Kuraray Co., Ltd. as the largest producer of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) in the world. “Today […]

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Kuraray to Exhibit at IPPE Show in January

Kuraray’s EVAL and PLANTIC technologies business will be exhibiting at the IPPE Show in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of January. HOUSTON – Kuraray’s EVAL™ and PLANTIC™ technologies business will be exhibiting at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Show in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of January.   At the show, Kuraray will […]

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Kuraray develops new light guide plates that control the direction of emitted light

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; “Kuraray”) has developed Japan’s first anisotropic emission light guide plates for controlling the direction in which light is emitted and capable of focusing it as needed to increase brightness. LED lighting using these light guides was recently installed in the soon to be opened new wing […]

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Kuraray to Expand Production Facilities for Optical-Use Poval Film

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; “Kuraray”) has announced its decision to expand production facilities for optical-use poval film, which serve as a base film for polarized film, an essential component of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), at its Saijo Plant (Saijo, Ehime, Japan). Details are given below. Background to Facility Expansion The […]

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A Half Century of Supplying Man-Made Leather

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito) hereby announces that CLARINO, a man-made leather it has been marketing for 50 years, will be exhibited at LINEAPELLE, the world’s largest leather trade show held during September 9 to 11, 2015 in Milano, Italy. In recent years, man-made leather materials have been attracting growing interest as […]

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Lightweight, Highly-Functional Resin That Is as Strong as Metal GENESTAR is Chosen as a Component Material for the Toyota MIRAI FCV

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito) hereby announces that GENESTAR, a highly-functional polyamide resin that it has developed, was chosen as a component material for the MIRAI, a fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. Taking advantage of the boost in popularity that Toyota’s adoption is sure to give GENESTAR, Kuraray is working to […]

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Kuraray is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of all of the shares in Plantic Technologies Limited.

Kuraray (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito) is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of all of the shares in Plantic Technologies Limited (based in Australia and hereinafter referred to as Plantic), which is engaged in the bio-based barrier film business, from Gordon Merchant No.2 Pty Ltd on April 2, 2015. Kuraray expands into […]

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Kuraray Consolidated Earnings Report Second Half 2015

  Kuraray Co. Ltd annouced today the earnings report for the second half of 2015. The report can be found here: http://www.kuraray.co.jp/en/ir/library/pdf/account/150806_en.pdf

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Kuraray President Masaaki Ito is Awarded the Commander of the Order of the Crown by the Kingdom of Belgium

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The Kingdom of Belgium has made the president of Kuraray Co., Ltd. (“Kuraray”) Masaaki Ito a Commander of the Order of the Crown (Commandeur de l’ordre de la Couronne). The order was bestowed in a ceremony held on May 12 at the Belgian embassy in Japan and presided over by the Prime Minister of Belgium, […]

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