Kuraray Plastics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City; President: Yuzuru Sasaki) is developing a series of hoses that bestows currently available general-purpose hoses with an additional feature. As a first step in these efforts, Kuraray Plastics has developed a new series of static-resistant hoses, sales of which commence from August 20, 2008.
The product development of this series is concept-based: that of meeting the strong needs of users by getting products into their hands sooner and in smaller volumes.
Conventional ground wire-enclosed static-resistant hoses were special-purpose items and as such were subject to production bottlenecks with lead times and minimum lot volumes. By processing and attaching static-resistant tape into general-purpose hoses, Kuraray Plastics’ new static-resistant hoses enable the product to be supplied to users with short lead times and in small-sized lots.
Applicable products include an array of conventional delivery and suction hoses for use across a wide range of fields, including engineering, drainage and irrigation, pharmaceuticals and food processing.
For conveying powders, granulated materials and pellets that are susceptible to damage by static electricity
Equivalent to conventional products
Equivalent to conventional ground wire hoses
First year: ¥10 million; after three years: ¥30 million
|Headquarters||Shin-Hankyu Building 9F, 1-12-39 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, JAPAN|
|Paid-in capital||¥180 million|
|Employees||220 (as of March 31, 2008)|
|Business activities||Manufacture, processing and sale of rubber and plastic hoses, various molded products, conduit tubes, laminated products, SEPTON compounds and molded products.|