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Kuraray Decides to Boost EVAL Production Capacity in the United States

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; “Kuraray”) today announces that it will boost the ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH resin; Kuraray trademark: EVAL) production capacity of Kuraray America, Inc., an indirectly wholly owned Kuraray subsidiary located in the U.S. state of Texas. Brief details are as follows. Background of Capacity Enhancement EVAL […]

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Price Revisions for PVOH resin

February 23, 2017 Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray announces its decision to upwardly revise the prices of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) resin, for shipments commencing April 1, 2017. Details of the revisions are given below. Increasing feedstock prices recently have increased the costs to produce these materials. It is necessary to recover a portion of these increases […]

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Liquid Farnesene Rubber Used in Car Tires for First Time

Liquid Farnesene Rubber Used in Car Tires for First Time A Biologically Derived Liquid Rubber that Improves Ice Grip Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; “Kuraray”) today announces Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has adopted liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive for use in the production of the latest studless […]

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Announcement of Price Increase: SEPTON, HYBRAR and TU-Polymer

The Elastomers Business Unit will raise the transaction prices of following Elastomer products in all regions effective March 1, 2017 or as existing supply agreements allow ALL SEPTON, HYBRAR and TU-Polymer: $0.45 per kilogram. ($0.20 per pound) Increasing feedstock prices during the course of 2016 and early 2017 have increased the costs to produce these […]

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A lightweight, highly-functional resin that is as strong as metal… Use of Laser Transmission Grade: GENESTAR Grows in Automotive Applications

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito; “Kuraray”) today announces the expansion of applications for GENESTAR, a highly-functional polyamide resin that the Company developed, to include auto parts due to its high laser transmittance. Going forward, we aim to expand use of this resin in electric and electronic components. About GENESTAR Kuraray’s development […]

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Visit Us at the K Show!

Kuraray at K 2016 in Düsseldorf Discovery in the “automotive world” of Kuraray October 18, 2016 Kuraray Co., Ltd. Hattersheim am Main, October 19, 2016 – At K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Japanese specialty chemicals company Kuraray is showcasing its combined expertise for the automotive industry for the first time. The products highlighted offer a wide […]

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KURARAY CO., LTD. STARTS THE JOINT STUDY ON POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF BUTADIENE DERIVATIVES WITH SUMITOMO CORPORATION AND PTT GLOBAL CHEMICAL (THAILAND)

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President Masaaki Ito, “Kuraray”), PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd. (“PTTGC”) and Sumitomo Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura, “Sumitomo”) signed a Head of Agreement (”HOA”) to jointly perform Feasibility Study (“F/S”) for potential development of manufacturing and sales of Butadiene derivatives in Thailand […]

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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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