News Releases 2007

Notice regarding the production of Linalool and its derivatives

December 25, 2007
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Kuraray has decided to cease production of the products listed below, which are produced in Kuraray's Niigata Plant, by the end of March 2008. These products have become unprofitable due to remarkable rises of raw material prices and the tough international competition. The company will continue the sales of these products with its stock for a while.

In principle, the workforce engaged in the production of the above products will be reallocated within the Kuraray Group.

Product Lists:

  • Linalool
  • Phytantriol
  • Linalyl Acetate
  • Prenyl Acetate
  • Tetrahydrolinalool
  • Dihydrolinalool
  • Ethyl Linalool
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • Methylheptenone
  • K-Irone
  • Nerolidol
  • Phytol
  • Farnesol
  • Phytyl Acetate
  • Citronellol
  • Farnesene
  • Geraniol
  • Phytone
  • Nerol
  • Prenyl Benzoate
  • SL (3,7-Dimethyl-1-octene-3-ol)
  • Methylheptadienone
  • Isophytol-P
  • 2-Phenylpropanal (Hydratropic Aldehyde)
  • Geranylacetone
  • 2-Phenylpropanol (Hydratropic Alcohol)
  • Linalool Oxide
  • Dimetol
  • MITD
  • Geranic Acid