Kuraray Co., Ltd. today announces that Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.-a Kuraray subsidiary in Singapore functioning as an Asia-Pacific hub to oversee the Kuraray Group's regional activities-has expanded its sales office to strengthen business functions.

The Odeon Towers building that houses Kuraray Asia Pacific's sales office

Profile of Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

  • Kuraray Asia Pacific was established in July 2008 through the integration of POVAL ASIA PTE LTD., a manufacturer of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resin (brand name: KURARAY POVAL), and Kuraray Specialities Asia Pte., Ltd., a PVA resin sales and marketing company.
  • In addition to its PVA resin manufacturing and sales functions, Kuraray Asia Pacific has expanded its sales function for polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin; EVAL gas barrier resin; SEPTON thermoplastic elastomer; KURALON synthetic fiber (used in many industrial applications, including as an asbestos alternative); and VECTRAN high-strength polyarylate fiber.
  • Kuraray Asia Pacific is currently serving as a hub to oversee the Kuraray Group's activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Background of Office Expansion

  • Kuraray aims to expand its vinyl acetate business in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region. (In addition to its established PVA resin business in the region, Kuraray has put in place expatriate employees dedicated to EVAL sales activities.)
  • Kuraray is promoting the development of its water treatment business in Singapore-a country that is becoming a center for the accumulation and dissemination of information relating to this business-through such means as the dispatch of expatriates.
  • Kuraray Asia Pacific is planning to develop the PVB film business and business for other products that it has not yet handled.

Overview of Sales Office

  • The office is located on the 18th floor of Odeon Towers in a city area of Singapore.
  • Kuraray Asia Pacific began operation in the expanded sales office in April 2010.
    Floor area before extension: Approx. 1,800 square feet
    Floor area after extension: Approx. 3,000 square feet
Overview of Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Company name Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Capital US$27,775,000 (Kuraray 100%)
President Shinzo Takemura
Head Office 10 Sakra Avenue Singapore 627887
Sales Office 331 North Bridge Road, #18-02 Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720
Businesses Production of PVA resin
Sale of PVA resin and other Kuraray Group products in the Asia Pacific Region
Production facilities PVA resin production facilities: 40,000 tons/year
Employees 77

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