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Kuraray Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells chemicals, resins, fibers, textiles, high performance materials, medical products, and others in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Its products comprise poval (PVA) resins for paper/fiber processing agents and adhesives; optical-use poval films for LCD televisions and mobile phone screens; water-soluble PVA films for water soluble delivery system and others; PVB films for laminated safety glass and photovoltaic module encapsulation; EVAL resins and films for food packaging, automobile tanks, and insulation panels; methacrylic resins/methacrylic sheets for LCDs, automobile light covers, signboards, and construction material; and isoprene chemicals for pharmaceutical and agrichemical intermediates, as well as ingredients for fragrances and cosmetics. The company’s products also include thermoplastic elastomers as a substitute for rubber, automobile parts, electronic parts, stationary, toys, and sporting goods; heat-resistant polyamide resins for mobile phones, personal computers, digital cameras, LCDs, and LED reflectors application; dental materials for treating cavities; PVA fibers that are used as reinforcing material for cement and concrete; man made leather products; and non-woven fabrics for everyday goods and industrial products. In addition, it offers hook and loop fasteners for clothing, sporting goods, and industrial materials; polyarylate fibers for rope, fishing nets, and other industrial products; polyester filament materials for non-woven fabrics and industrial materials/woven and knitted textiles, tents, and sheets; activated carbon for water purification facilities, gas separators, and capacitor materials; and aqua systems for water purification, waste water treatment, and ballast water management. Further, the company is involved in importing, exporting, and wholesaling fibers and textiles products, such as filament and chemicals. Kuraray Co., Ltd. was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

7,332 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/21/13
Founded in 1926

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Amyris and Kuraray Expand Collaboration in Farnesene-Based Polymers

Amyris and Kuraray Co. Ltd. announced the expansion and extension of their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene®, Amyris's brand of renewable farnesene. Under the transaction agreements, the parties have extended the duration of the research and development portion of their collaboration for at least two more years. The parties also reaffirmed their commercialization goals by expanding types of, and fields of use for, Kuraray polymer products containing Biofene. As detailed in the agreement, Amyris will receive an undisclosed amount of collaboration funding over the next two years, and Kuraray will purchase approximately $4 million of Amyris's common stock in April of this year.

Kuraray Co. Ltd. Announces Appointment of Directors

Kuraray Co. Ltd. appointed Kazuhiko Kugawa and Masaaki Ito as director and senior executive officer. Kugawa is Vice President of Vinyl Acetate Company and General Manager of EVAL Division, Vinyl Acetate Company. Ito is Vice President of Funtional Material Company and General Manager, Methacrylate Dividend, Functional Material Company. The company appointed Yukiatsu Komiya and Hiroaya Hayase promoted Senior Executive Officers. The company appointed Yukinori Yamane, Akira Omura and Tsugunori Kashimura as Executive Officers.

Kuraray Co. Ltd. Announces Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2014

Kuraray Co. Ltd. announced earnings results for the nine months ended December 31, 2013. For the period, the company reported net income was JPY 22.15 billion, or JPY 63.11 per diluted share, compared to JPY 21.40 billion, or JPY 61.34 per diluted share, for the same period ended December 31, 2012. Net sales were JPY 301.97 billion, compared to JPY 272.04 billion for the same period ended December 31, 2012. Operating income was JPY 36.67 billion, compared to JPY 36.39 billion for the same period ended December 31, 2012. Ordinary income was JPY 36.93 billion, compared to JPY 35.65 billion for the same period ended December 31, 2012. For the year ending March 31, 2014, the company expects net sales to be JPY 410 billion, and net income to be JPY 29 billion, or JPY 82.79 per share.


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