Kuraray America, Inc.

Our technologies improve the environment and enhance the quality of life throughout the world.

Kuraray America, Inc.

The people of Kuraray are committed to the future of our company, our customers, and the people they serve. Continual investments in plant expansion, new technology, and our elite workforce ensure that we stay ahead of our competitors. We offer an opportunity to work in a diverse environment where we place a premium on personal and professional growth. It is our firm belief that all employees play an integral part in the success and expansion of Kuraray.


Kuraray America, Inc. is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber, resin, and film production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities located in the United States and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray is perfectly positioned to deliver superior quality and value to our customers.


Kuraray continues to develop new materials, explore new applications, improve safety, support our community, and lead our industry confidently into the future. We work with companies throughout our product’s life cycle and our true value lies in the ways customers use our products to change the lives of consumers.

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) recognized Kuraray as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the nation last year as well as in the Houston area for five years in a row. The NABR bases their assessment on communication, work-life balance, employee education, and diversity, among other criteria.

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Top Products

  • EVOH: Polymer used to preserve quality & avoid waste.
  • PLANTIC: Barrier film made with high-amylose cornstarch.
  • PVOH: Polymer used in specialty paper, adhesive, & glue.
  • PVB: Tough, resilient interlayer in laminated glass.
  • SEPTON: Hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer.
  • VAM: Monomer building block for copolymers.
  • VECTRAN: High-performance multifilament yarn spun from LCP.

Social Impact

We believe that leveraging our financial contributions with the volunteer talents of our employees leads to stronger, more vibrant relationships in our surrounding communities. Through donations to charities and educational institutions that contribute to the well-being of communities and individuals, Kuraray assumes a global stance as a generous and engaged corporate citizen. Focus areas for giving are Education with a focus on STEM, HSE&S Initiatives, and Japanese Cultural Initiatives.

•Kuraray America, Inc.
2625 Bay Area Blvd
STE 600
Houston, TX 77058
11500 Bay Area Blvd
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