Founded in 1926, the Kuraray Group is a global speciality chemicals company based in Tokyo, Japan.
The Kuraray group comprises a global network of subsidiaries : China, USA, Brazil, India, Thailand, Malaisia and Europe since 1991 (Germany, France, Italia).
With global sales of over EUR 3 billion, the group has 8,200 employees worldwide, with approximatively 800 in Europ.
It is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials.
Kuraray markets more than 50 different product ranges, as aroma chemicals, cosmetic ingredients or solvents.
Focused on growth, it aims to provide innovative products and improve the quality of life.
Developing new products and applications and moving into new areas of business have high priority at Kuraray. At the same time, the company regards itself as part of society and accepts its responsibility for fostering the general well-being of the community.
Product and plant safety and environmental protection are central to all the company’s operations, like using respectful technologies as waste water treatment systems based on PVA gel, microfade waste water treatment system, or developing products and technologies for solar power.
In one of the product ranges, for exemple, MMB, a fine chemical produced by Kuraray, is a great help for those who are concerned about the environmental issues and has received a great deal of attention in many industrial fields thanks to its low toxicity and good biodegradability.