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Cultivating Water Treatment Markets in Southeast Asia
Kuraray Chemical to Exhibit at INDO WATER 2015 Expo & Forum
Indonesia’s Largest Water Treatment Event

May 19, 2015
Kuraray Chemical Co., Ltd.
(The Kuraray Group)

Kuraray Chemical Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Osaka City; President: Yasuhiro Yamamoto) will exhibit in the Japan pavilion (sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization) at INDO WATER 2015, Indonesia’s largest water treatment event, held in Jakarta from May 27 to 29, 2015.

1. Purpose and Context of the Exhibit

As Indonesia’s economic development continues, the importance of water treatment technology, including industrial wastewater treatment, water supply and sewage systems, is growing. INDO WATER, now in its 11th year, is Indonesia’s largest water treatment-related event. This year, 550 corporations and organizations from 33 countries will participate. The Kuraray Group regards the creation and expansion of new businesses related to water and the environment as an important management priority and is making Groupwide efforts to grow its aqua business. Through this event, Kuraray will work to cultivate markets in Southeast Asia by presenting its water treatment technologies employing activated carbon.

2. Main Content of the Exhibit

The exhibit will present Kuraray’s activated carbon and other products in an easy-to-understand format, with samples, panels and demo units (activated carbon water filters).

KURARAY COAL® activated carbon

Using technologies developed as a comprehensive manufacturer of activated carbon with a top-class domestic brand, Kuraray provides activated carbon with precisely controlled pore size and granularity to offer optimal solutions for customers.

Wet molding carbon filters (water purifying filters)

Made by molding and combining fibrous activated carbon and silver-impregnated antibacterial activated carbon, these water cleaning filters are excellent at removing soluble lead, trihalomethane and free chlorine as well as mold and other odorous substances from water.

3. Outline of the Event

Name INDO WATER 2015 Expo & Forum
Dates May 27 to 29, 2015
Location Jakarta, Indonesia
Venue Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)
Booth number: BW49

4. Company Outline

Name Kuraray Chemical Co., Ltd.
Established 1940
Headquarters 39F, Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower, 8-1, Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan
Representative Yasuhiro Yamamoto
Capital ¥600 million (wholly owned consolidated subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd.)
Number of employees 339 (as of December 31, 2014)
Principal businesses Activated carbon, functional activated carbon, equipment manufacturing, etc.

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