News Releases 2015

Exhibiting Materials at Two Events in China
Kuraray to Exhibit at Chinaplas and China Glass
May 20 to 23 in Guangzhou and Beijing

May 15, 2015
Kuraray (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
(The Kuraray Group)

Kuraray (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Shanghai, China; President: Noriaki Furuhashi ) will exhibit at Chinaplas 2015, Asia’s largest plastics and rubber industry trade fair, and at China Glass 2015, a glass production technology, materials and facility exhibition, held in Guangzhou and Beijing, respectively, from May 20 to 23, 2015.

1. Purpose of the Exhibits

Under GS-STEP, Kuraray’s medium-term management plan for fiscal 2015 to 2017, the Company is seeking to expand overseas businesses and raise the ratio of overseas sales to net sales from 55% in fiscal 2013 to 68% in fiscal 2017. To this end, sales expansion in the Chinese market is essential. While China’s economy is said to be settling into slower growth , its annual target GDP growth rate remains relatively high at approximately 7%. By participating in these exhibitions, Kuraray will exhibit its various high-performance products to help grow sales, with the aim of expanding its businesses related to China to the ¥100 billion level into the future.

2. Overview of the Trade Shows and Exhibits

1) Chinaplas 2015 (Kuraray’s 14th time exhibiting)

Illustration of the Chinaplas booth

Dates: May 20 to 23, 2015
Location: China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou
Booth number: 11.2k01
Main exhibit content: Information about the plastic and elastomer products listed below as well as the current state of the Kuraray Group and its businesses in China

  • EVAL, a functional resin that displays the highest level of gas impermeability among plastics.
  • GENESTAR, a proprietary heat-resistant polyamide resin developed by Kuraray. It is used in a wide range of applications including broad use in electronics connectors as well as auto parts.
  • PARAPET, a methacryl resin molding material featuring excellent transparency, weather resistance, surface gloss and abrasion resistance. It is used in auto parts, optical components, light electronic appliances and many other applications.
  • Elastomer products, mainly SEPTON and HYBRAR hydrogenated styrene elastomers.

2) CHINA GLASS 2015 (Kuraray’s eighth time exhibiting)

Illustration of the China Glass booth

Dates: May 20 to 23, 2015
Location: New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC), Beijing
Booth number: E1-206
Main exhibit content: Information about PVB film and ionomer sheet which are used in China and around the world

  • Kuraray’s PVB film features excellent transparency, adhesiveness with glass and toughness. It is used in such applications as laminated safety glass for architectural use, automobile windshields and the encapsulation of solar panel.
  • Kuraray’s ionomer sheet is five times stronger and 100 times stiffer than PVB film. It is used in laminated safety glass for architectural use.

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