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News Releases 2011

Price Revisions for Elastomer Products

January 27, 2011
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Kuraray has announced its decision to revise prices across the board for its elastomer-related products for shipments commencing February 14, 2011. Details of the revisions are given below.

Crude oil and naphtha prices, which have continued to increase since last year, are expected to climb even higher. The accompanying rapid rises in costs for both raw materials and utilities are far exceeding the Company's own cost reduction endeavors. Under these circumstances, to maintain a steady supply and to improve profitability, Kuraray has decided to implement the price revisions set out below.

1. Scope of revision All elastomer-related products
2. Effective date Shipments from February 14, 2011
3. Products affected and
price increases
Products Affected Price Increases
SEPTON, HYBRAR and
"TU polymer"hydrogenated styrene thermoplastic elastomers
JPY25/kg
Liquid rubber JPY30/kg
Trans-polyisoprene rubber JPY30/kg
ISOBAM isobutylene water-soluble resin JPY30/kg
KURAMILON thermoplastic polyurethane JPY30/kg