Kuraray is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional materials; and is committed to our customers and driven to develop products that ensure quality, and value while differentiating our customer from competition. Kuraray has offices located around the world, with the corporate headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan.
With over 6000 employees worldwide and customers ranging from plastic automobile tank to specialty paper producers, Kuraray provides chemicals, resins and high performance materials that increase performance and value for our customers. At Kuraray we instill confidence in our customers.
- Confidence in our product quality
- Confidence in our market-leading research and development
- Confidence in our customer relationships
- Confidence in leading our industry into the future
Kuraray’s first priority is our product. Constantly improving processes and investing in innovation, Kuraray has developed into an internationally known chemical company with over 80 years of experience in the resins, chemicals and fibers business.
Kuraray is committed to being the market leader in our products. With research facilities in Germany, Japan and the United States, we provide services to our customers that range from experimenting with our product in short-run production to testing and analysis of our product.
Kuraray’s Houston, Texas based Research and Technical Center provides technical services for customers. These services range from process trials, new application testing, material evaluations and testing.
- Polymer Synthesis
- Microscale Polymerization
- OTR Testing
- Analytic, Mechanical and Process Testing
- Rheological testing
- Scanning Electron Microscope
- Gas Transmission Analysis
- Varying extrusions, injection molding and fabrication equipment
Kuraray, Co. was founded in 1926 in Kurashiki, Japan as a Rayon filament manufacturer. In the years since it was established, Kuraray has grown to a 100 billion yen company with over 6,000 employees and 20+ products. Customers range from government and research organizations to Fortune 100 companies—all with different needs. However, Kuraray customers share the same expectation across all products: a commitment to our customers’ successes.
The people at Kuraray are committed to the future—of both our company and the people they serve. To ensure this, investments in technology, plans for plant expansion and investment in our work force drive Kuraray to stay ahead of our competitors.
With technology also comes social responsibility. At Kuraray, each employee is committed to improving the community around them through service activities as well as environmental improvements. From the plant to the office, Kuraray employees are making an impact on their environment and improving it for the future.