Kuraray

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Kuraray Co., Ltd.
株式会社クラレ
Public K.K.
Traded as TYO: 3405
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Chemicals
Founded Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan (June 24, 1926; 90 years ago (1926-06-24))
Founder Magosaburō Ōhara
Torajiro Kojima
Headquarters Ote Center Building,1-1-3, Ōtemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan
(Tokyo head office)
Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower, 8-1, Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan
(Osaka head office)
Key people
Fumio Ito
(President and CEO)
Products
Revenue

Increase$ 4.01 billion USD (FY 2013)

(¥ 413.48 billion JPY) (FY 2013)
Profit

Increase$ 285 million USD (FY 2013)

(¥ 29.39 billion JPY) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
7,550 (consolidated as of March 31, 2014)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

Kuraray Co., Ltd (株式会社クラレ Kabushiki-gaisha Kurare?) is a Japanese manufacturer of chemicals, fibers and other materials. Their main manufacturing facilities are located in Kurashiki, Okayama. The company's Tokyo administrative offices are located in Otemachi, Chiyoda in the Ote Center Building and its Osaka offices are located in the Umeda Hankyu Building).[3][4] As of June 2007, Kuraray was the sole worldwide producer of Vectran liquid crystal polymer (LCP) fibre.[5]

The company is listed in the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a member of the Nikkei 225[6] stock market index.

Kuraray is a member of the Mizuho keiretsu.

Product Offerings[edit]

  • Clarino
  • EVAL
  • Genestar
  • MOWIOL
  • MOWITAL / PIOLOFORM
  • KURARAY POVAL
  • Septon
  • Vectran
  • Butacite® / TROSIFOL brand polyvinyl butyral
  • Liquid farnesene rubber (LFR)

Gallery[edit]

Kuraray's Osaka head office in the Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower 
The company's Tokyo head office in the Ote Center Building 
High performance rope with cover made from Vectran 
Kuraray's Septon 4055 under atomic force microscope 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview". Kuraray. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Company Snapshot". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kuraray: about us". Kuraray. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Company Overview". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kuraray Expands VECTRAN Superfiber Manufacturing" (Press release). Kuraray. June 22, 2007. Retrieved March 4, 2010 – via K-Online.de. 
  6. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 

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