Finalizing the establishment of Poval Asia

Commercialized high-strength polyarylate fiber VECTRAN (Saijo).
Commercialized thermoplastic elastomer SEPTON (Kashima).

1991 Commercialized opto-screens (fresnel lens) (Nakajo).
Established Kuraray Europe GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Established Kyoudo Monomer Corp., a methyl methacrylate (MMA) manufacturing and sales firm, jointly with Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals, Inc.
Philanthropy and Ecology Committee established to strengthen our societal contribution and environmental preservation programs.
1992 Matching gift system "Kuraray Fureai Fund" commenced.
1st Chemistry Classes for Boys and Girls held.
Commercialized polyurethane fiber (Saijo: halted in 1999).

EVAL Eupore N.V.

Established the Kuraray Action Guidelines on the Global Environment.
President Hiroto Matsuo took office.

1994 Established Kuraray Techno Co., Ltd.
Established Tsukuba Research Laboratory (now the Tsukuba Research Laboratories, Optical Device R&D Center).
1995 Established Kuraray Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
1996 Established Kuraray America, Inc. as a holding company and to coordinate U.S. subsidiaries (company name changed to Kuraray Holdings U.S.A., Inc. in 2000).
Established poval manufacturing firm Poval Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore, jointly with The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
1997 Established poval sales firm Kuraray Specialities Asia Pte., Ltd. in Singapore.
Established Kuraray Finance & Accounting Co., Ltd. and Kurary Information Systems Center Co., Ltd. (merged to become Kuraray Business Service Co., Ltd. in 2001).
1998 Commercialized new PVA fiber KURALON K-Ⅱ (Okayama).

GENESTAR products

Poval Asia commenced poval manufacturing.
EVAL Europe commenced EVAL manufacturing.
Commercialized heat-resistant polyamide resin GENESTAR (Kashima, Saijo).