Corporate Overview

The Kuraray Group is committed to developing new fields of business using pioneering technology that improves the environment and enhances the quality of life throughout the world.

Kuraray was founded in 1926 for the purpose of commercializing synthetic rayon, which was a cutting-edge technology at the time. Following the Second World War, in 1950 we were first in the world to commercialize polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber, under the brand name KURALON. It was the first synthetic fiber invented in Japan, and led the early phase of Japan’s synthetic fiber industry.

Company Name Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Established June 24, 1926
Capital 89 billion yen (as of December 31, 2018)
Employees Non-consolidated: 4,019
Consolidated: 10,768 (as of December 31, 2018)
Main Businesses Resins Production and sale of PVA resin and film, PVB resin and film, and EVOH resin and film
Chemicals Production and sale of methacrylic resin, isoprene chemical products, polyamide resin and medical products
Fibers Production and sale of KURALON, man-made leather, nonwoven fabrics, hook-and-loop fasteners, and polyester fibers
Others Production and sale of carbon materials and high-performance membranes and systems for water treatment

Main Businesses

Resins Production and sale of PVA resin and film, PVB resin and film, and EVOH resin and film
Chemicals Production and sale of methacrylic resin, isoprene chemical products, polyamide resin and medical products
Fibers Production and sale of KURALON, man-made leather, nonwoven fabrics, hook-and-loop fasteners, and polyester fibers
Others Production and sale of carbon materials and high-performance membranes and systems for water treatment

LocationsMain Group Locations

Head Office

Ote Center Building, 1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan

Osaka Office

Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower, 8-1, Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan