Kuraray provides a variety of high-performance fibers, ensuring that customer products can continue to develop beyond current technologies.
Clarino synthetic leather products were developed by Kuraray following our initial research into compound ultra-fine fiber, non-woven material, and high-performance polymers. These accomplishments eventually led to the successful duplication of the complex structure of natural leather, and have enabled Kuraray to debut materials that exhibit and surpass natural leather’s special inherent qualities.
Kuralon was the first synthetic fiber made in Japan, more than 60 years ago. Successfully commercialized by Kuraray, Kuralon is a world-class niche product that has been continually refined and improved over time to meet new applications and changes in demand—eventually leading to the development of a second generation, Kuralon K-II. Both Kuralon and Kuralon [...]
Vectran is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP). It is the only commercially available melt-spun LCP fiber in the world. Vectran fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity. Pound for pound, Vectran fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum.
KURAFLEX is a dry-laid or melt-blown non-woven fabric with excellent absorbency, air permeability, and flexibility, commonly used in household products such as wet wipes and cosmetic-remover impregnated tissues. KURAFLEX works with end users to develop the market of non-woven fabric.