Kuraray America, Inc.

2625 Bay Area Blvd
Ste 600
Houston, TX 77058 US

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Kuraray America Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Advances
Developments include new EVOH and Plantic bio-based plastic.

Alpine Piled on the Layers At K 2016
A record for film blowing at a show: 11 layers.

Kuraray Celebrates 90th Birthday
Planting trees and a trip to the ballpark just part of the celebration.

Kuraray Expands Into Biobased Barrier Materials Through Plantic Acquisition
Japan's Kuraray has acquired Australia's Plantic Technologies and now enters the biobased barrier food packaging market sector.

Nano Technology Moving Fast Into Blown, Flat Film
New technology to process nano blown films unveiled by Dow at Antec. Nano cast film, sheet advances too.

Four Key Markets Drive Material Advances At K 2010
Last fall’s K 2010 fair in Germany drew dozens of materials suppliers to show off hundreds of new products, aimed especially at packaging,medical, automotive, and electrical/electronics.

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Novel High-Temperature Nylon Debuts
A new class of semi-aromatic, high-temperature nylons is being introduced to the U.S. by Kuraray America in N.Y.C.

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NPE News Wrap-Up: Materials
New materials at NPE 2003 target automotive, appliance, and packaging sectors. Engineering thermoplasticsdominate the news, but there were also severalnew TPEs and a few polypropylene introductions.

Product Categories of Kuraray America, Inc.

Acrylic Copolymers
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing/Prototyping Materials)
Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)
Liquid Crystal Polymers
Plasticizers
Plastics Trade Shows/Conferences
Polyamide-imide
R&D, Training Institutes
Starch-based Polymers
Surface Treatment Chemicals, Dispersion Aids (for Fillers, Pigments, Reinforcements)
Surfactants
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type

Trade Names

ELVANOL™ PVOH resin
EVAL™ EVOH resin
EXCEVAL™ PVOH resin
GENESTAR™ PA9T polyamide
HYBRAR™ thermoplastic elastomer
KURARAY LIQUID RUBBER
KURARAY POVAL™ PVOH resin
KURARITY™ acrylic block copolymer
MOWIFLEX™ PVOH thermoplastic
PLANTIC™ bio-based resin
SEPTON™ thermoplastic elastomer
VECTRAN™ liquid crystal polymer