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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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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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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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