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Kuraray EVAL to Raise Prices in September

HOUSTON — Officials with Kuraray America, Inc. today announced that prices will increase by 11 cents per pound of all commercial and XEP grades of EVAL™ EVOH resin. Kuraray America is notifying customers of the change, which will go into effect Sept. 1, 2014 or as contracts allow. The price increase is due to a […]

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Kuraray America to Raise Prices on Bags of EVAL Commercial and XEP Grades of Resin

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HOUSTON – Officials with Kuraray America, Inc. today announced that prices will increase by $0.04 on all bags of commercial and XEP grades of EVAL™ EVOH, GF and ETC resins. Kuraray America is notifying customers of the change, which will go into effect July 15, 2014 or as contracts allow. The price increase is due […]

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Kuraray successfully acquires DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls

Kuraray successfully acquires DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls World-renowned, integrated vinyl acetate company gains ownership of six GLS/Vinyls’ facilities around the globe HOUSTON – Officials with Kuraray (TSE:3405), a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, today announced the company successfully acquired DuPont (NYSE:DD) Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLS/Vinyls), a segment of DuPont Packaging & […]

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Expanding collaboration with U.S.based Amyris: Ramping Up Development of New Bio-Based Liquid Rubber

Aiming to ramp up the development of a new biomaterial-based liquid rubber, Kuraray Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito) has signed a new joint development agreement with Amyris, Inc. (Headquarters: Emeryville, California, U.S.A.; CEO: John Melo). In addition to the new development agreement, Kuraray has also made a strategic capital investment in Amyris. […]

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Kuraray PVOH to increase prices in Americas

Effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, Kuraray America, Inc. will increase the price of all PVOH products by $.05 to $0.15 per pound depending on the grade. This action has been made necessary by increased raw material costs and energy prices which have significantly impacted our operations and made it is necessary to […]

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Kuraray’s Elastomer Group To Raise Prices in Americas

The Elastomers Business Unit of Kuraray America Inc. will raise the transaction prices of Elastomer products by the following amounts effective April 1, 2014, or as existing supply agreements allow. • SEPTON®, Hybrar, and TU-Polymer grades will be increased by $0.15 per pound • All list prices will be adjusted according to grade Increasing feedstock […]

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Kuraray EVAL to increase price in Americas

Effective March 1, 2014, Kuraray America, Inc. will increase the price of the following products by $.06/pound or as contracts allow: all commercial and XEP grades of EVAL ™ ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH). Increasing fixed costs have significantly impacted our operations and as a result it is necessary to partially offset these cost increases to […]

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National Association for Business Resources Names Kuraray America, Inc. one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in the Country

Qualified and talented employees are essential to a company’s success. Every year companies are striving to keep these employees through innovative human resources practices. Those companies that do it the best have been named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For winner for 2013. This year, among 100 others, Kuraray America, Inc. was […]

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Kuraray to Acquire DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls

Kuraray and DuPont today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for DuPont to sell Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLS/Vinyls), a part of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, to Kuraray for US$543 million, plus the value of the inventories. The sale is expected to close during the first half of 2014 pending customary regulatory approvals. GLS/Vinyls […]

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Kuraray Announces Strategic Partnership with Vitriflex

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito) has completed a strategic investment and launched a strategic alliance with Vitriflex, Inc. (Headquarters: San Jose, California, USA; President & CEO: David R. Parker). Vitriflex develops ultra-barrier films for use in solar and display applications. Kuraray selected Vitriflex for this joint venture due to the long-term […]

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