|Traded as||TYO: 4023|
|Founded||June 21, 1944|
(President and CEO)
|Revenue||JPY 147.3 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 1.39 bllion) (FY 2017)|
|JPY 9.7 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 91.5 million) (FY 2017)|
Number of employees
|4,374 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2018)|
|Footnotes / references|
One of the company's long term investments is in polyglycolic acid (PGA). The company developed a mass scale manufacturing technique for the chemical, which has been a development project of the company since the early 90s. The company has stated a strategy of committing to invest in PGA for a long period, patiently waiting for market demand to develop. To manufacture PGA, the company invested 100 million in a manufacturing facility in Belle, West Virginia to be located nearby a Dupont plant that produces glycolic acid, a primary feedstock for PGA.
Kureha is the world's largest producer of polyphenylene sulfide, a heat-resistant polymer is used in industrial applications such as automotive electronics. The polymer its produced at the company's site in Iwaki, Japan and in Wilmington, United States by Fortron Industries, a joint venture of Kureha and Celanese.
- "Corporate Profile". Kureha Corporation. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- "About the company". Financial Times. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
- Umemura, Maki (March 2, 2011). The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges. Taylor & Francis. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-136-82825-6.
- McCoy, Michael (April 28, 2008). "Kureha's Gamble: Japanese firm goes to West Virginia to build novel chemical plant". Chemical & Engineering News. ISSN 0009-2347. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- "Business Roundup". 96 (15). Chemical & Engineering News. April 9, 2018. ISSN 0009-2347. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- "Celanese increases Fortron PPS productiont". Composites World. Gardner Business Media. August 16, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
Official global website (in English)
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