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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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Kuraray Kicks Off K Show with Innovative Products

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Kuraray will showcase a variety of new and innovative projects at the K Show this week and next, from October 16-23. The K Show is the largest global gathering of plastics, elastomer and coating industries. Kuraray can be found in Hall 7, D06. Visitors will see the latest materials from Kuraray including bio-based polymers, barrier […]

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Kuraray TROSIFOL Obtains PPG Certifications for Sungate® and Solarband® Architectural Flat Laminated Glass

) Kuraray’s TROSIFOL PVB films have been approved by PPG Industries as a Certified Interlayer. This prominent designation recognizes TROSIFOL’s knowledge and product quality in architectural laminated glass constructions. PPG Industries offers accredited certifications to glass producers and laminators. In TD-512 and TD-514, PPG added seven TROSIFOL interlayers to their approved list. The new interlayers […]

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Kuraray to be honored as the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Industry Winner

La PORTE, Texas–Kuraray will be honored as the 2013 Salute to Industry honoree by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce in September. Kuraray’s two plants in the Bayshore area, SEPTON and EVAL, along with the under-construction Poval plant, have been active in the La Porte and Bayshore community. “We’re thrilled to have Kuraray as our […]

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Kuraray EH&S Specialist Wins Texas Chemical Council Award

With great excitement, Kuraray is pleased to announce that Sheryl Kuhfeldt was the winner of the 2013 EHS Seminar Committee Award winner of the year. Kuhfeldt was selected due to her long-standing commitment to the Occupational Safety Committee team, with membership for over thirteen years. The award was presented at the TCC/ACIT Annual Awards Banquet […]

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Kuraray to Expand Monosol, LLC Facilities

Kuraray Co. Ltd.announced today the expansion of its facilities in LaPorte, Indiana at the recently acquired Monosol, LLC facilities. This expansion is in response to the active demand for PVOH films for consumer goods and industrial applications like single-use pouches for detergents. Facility Expansion Background Kuraray has decided that facilities need to be expanded in […]

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