Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.
(Kuraray Group)

Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Satoshi Yamaguchi) has decided to expand the production capacity for ceramic dental materials at its Miyoshi Plant (Miyoshi City, Aichi Prefecture) to accelerate the expansion of its dental materials business.

Background of Capacity Enhancement

Kuraray Noritake Dental maintains two manufacturing bases, the Miyoshi Plant and Niigata Plant (Tainai City, Niigata Prefecture). The Miyoshi Plant produces ceramic dental materials, including zirconia products and porcelains.
The Miyoshi Plant is currently seeing the production of various products ramping up, and, to keep up with rising production going forward, Kuraray Noritake Dental has decided that facilities will be moved inside a building (total floor area: around 12,000m2) of the Miyoshi Plant and invest in capacity enhancement.

Overview of Capacity Enhancement

Location 300 Higashiyama, Miyoshi-cho, Miyoshi, Aichi
Capacity increase 60 tons/year (total post-expansion production capacity: 300 tons/year)
Note: The above figure for total production capacity reflects the increase after expansion. This could be expanded to a maximum of 490 tons/year through further future investment (250 tons/year more than current production capacity).
Schedule Expanded facilities to start operations in mid-2026
Capital investment Approx. ¥2.2 billion

Characteristics of the Company’s Ceramic Dental Materials

As for ceramic dental materials, the Company develops, manufactures, and markets zirconia products and porcelains as its mainstay products. The competitive advantages of these products lie in their high strength, high aesthetics, and high quality. In particular, in recent years, demand has been rising for zirconia block, which enables shorter medical treatment, and net sales have been expanding, especially in North America.


Overview of Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.

Company name Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.
Head Office Tokiwabashi Tower, 2-6-4, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004, Japan
Representative Satoshi Yamaguchi, President
Capital 300 million yen (66.7% by Kuraray Co., Ltd. and 33.3% by Noritake Company Limited)
Established October 1, 2001 (The company was established as Kuraray Medical Inc. in 2001 and the name was changed to the current name in 2012.)
Line of business Dental adhesives and filling materials, dental crown and bridge resin, dental ceramics, dental plaster, dental CAD/CAM devices and materials