November 11, 2005
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasuaki Wakui) is holding a groundbreaking ceremony today at Kuraray Tamashima Co., Ltd. (Tamashimaotoshima, Kurashiki, Okayama) for new facilities for the manufacturing of KURARISTER, a transparent barrier film used in food packaging retorts.
This transparent barrier film for food packaging retorts, manufactured at Kuraray Tamashima Co., Ltd., features high gas-impermeability, durability under retort treatment and excellent secondary processability. The development of the new barrier film emerged from Kuraray's research and development in the field of nanotechnology, grounded in the world's most advanced barrier-material technology, which Kuraray developed in the pursuit of its EVAL(*) business. KURARISTER is a new polyester film coated with a special composite material developed by Kuraray using original technology.
|Location||Kuraray Tamashima Co., Ltd.
7471, Tamashimaotoshima, Kurashiki, Okayama
(President: Katsuhiko Nishiguchi; capital, ¥10 million, Kuraray 100%)
|Production capacity||50 million m² per year|
|Commencement of operations||July 2006|
|Total investment||Approximately ¥1.0 billion|