Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito; "Kuraray") announces that KURALON has been recognized by The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) as a "Chemical Heritage" material. Developed by Kuraray in 1950, KURALON is the first domestically produced synthetic fiber to be successfully commercialized worldwide.
The CSJ has previously recognized a total of ten items as "Chemical Heritage" materials, six in its first selection and four in the second. KURALON is included among seven additional materials being recognized in the third selection held during the current fiscal year.
The CSJ will hold a ceremony to present certificates of recognition for these materials at the Hiyoshi Campus of Keio University on March 26, 2012.
The CSJ recognizes as "Chemical Heritage" materials those items that have particular value in the history of Japan's chemical and technological development.
News release: Domestically Produced KURALON Synthetic Fiber Is Registered by the National Museum of Nature and Science as a Technological Legacy for the Future /news/2010/101005_2/
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