About Us

We in the Kuraray Group are committed to opening new fields of business using pioneering technology and contributing to an improved natural environment and quality of life

Kuraray was founded in 1926 for the purpose of commercializing synthetic rayon, which was cutting edge technology at the time. In 1950 during the post-World War II period, as Japan's first domestic producer of synthetic fiber based on original Japanese technologies, Kuraray became a world leader in the commercialization of PVA (poval) fiber under the KURALON brand, ushering in Japan's pioneering era in the chemical synthetic fiber industry.


Established June 24, 1926
Capital 88,955 million yen(as of December 31, 2017)
Employees 3,832 (non-consolidated base)
9,089 (consolidated base)
(as of December 31, 2017)
Products Chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high performance material, medical products and others
Head Office
Ote Center Building,1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan MAP
Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower, 8-1, Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan MAP

Kuraray Group Corporate Profile Video
(18'5" 2016)

Message from the Representative Director and President Masaaki Ito

The "Philosophy" of the Kuraray Group

Profiles of the Directors, Corporate Auditors and Executive Officers

The organization of the Kuraray Group

Kuraray's history since the time it was founded

In-house companies, business divisions / Principal Affiliated Companies

Headquarters, production and R&D locations, business offices and other company locations

Information on the group's products and businesses, the Okayama Plant and the Niigata Plant.