Kuraray constructs acrylic thermoplastic elastomer plant in Japan

Kuraray constructs acrylic thermoplastic elastomer plant in Japan

2:20 AM, 14th November 2011
Kuraray constructs acrylic thermoplastic elastomer plant in Japan
New Kurarity production plant in Tainai City, Japan.

TOKYO, JAPAN: Kuraray Co Ltd held a ceremony at Niigata Plant in Tainai City, Niigata Prefecture, on November 9, 2011 to mark the completion of a new Kurarity production facility. The facility is capable of mass producing 5,000 tonne of this acrylic thermoplastic elastomer annually. The capital investment of Kuraray in the new plant is approximately ¥5 billion.

Owing to its qualities, Kurarity is used and expected to expand in optical and moulding material fields. Following the construction of a pilot plant at the Kashima plant in 2004 and in light of progress it made in terms of market development and manufacturing technologies, Kuraray decided to establish mass-production facilities at Niigata Plant in 2010. Kuraray is accelerating market development of Kurarity and this development is being spearheaded in line with one of the key management issues (ie promoting creation and expansion of new businesses).

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