News Releases 2017

Kuraray to Exhibit at Chinaplas – Asia's Largest Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair
Showcasing EVAL, elastomers, and other high-performance products

May 12, 2017
Kuraray (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Kuraray Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
(The Kuraray Group)

Kuraray (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shanghai, China; President: Yasuhiro Hashimoto) and Kuraray Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shanghai, China; President: Takeshi Yamada) will exhibit jointly at Chinaplas 2017, Asia's largest plastics and rubber industry trade fair to be held in Guangzhou, China, from May 16 to 19, 2017. Showcased will be various high-performance Kuraray products.

1. Exhibits content

EVAL - ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymer (EVOH) resin

EVAL provides outstanding gas barrier properties and is employed for a variety of applications including food packaging materials, automotive fuel tanks, and pipes for floor heating systems.

GENESTAR - proprietary heat-resistant polyamide resin

GENESTAR is a new polyamide engineering plastic developed by Kuraray from a unique C9 monomer (PA9T). With low water absorption, high heat resistance, high chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, and dimensional precision, GENESTAR is used in a growing range of applications including plastic automotive, electrical, and electronic components.

SEPTON and HYBRAR - hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers

SEPTON and HYBRAR are a series of styrenic-based thermoplastic rubbers. HYBRAR especially exhibits high vibration damping and shock absorption properties. SEPTON and HYBRAR have a variety of applications ranging from adhesives, to personal care products and the automotive industry.

Water-Soluble PVA Film

With its tensile strength and biodegradable and flushable properties, Kuraray's Water-Soluble PVA Film is used as individual packaging films for detergents, agrochemicals, and other applications.

PARAPET - methacryl resin molding material

With characteristics such as excellent transparency, weather resistance, surface gloss, and abrasion resistance, PARAPET is widely used in parts for automobiles and home electrical appliances, optical components, and many other applications.

2. Overview of the Trade Show and Exhibit

Artist's rendition of the Kuraray Chinaplas booth

Name Chinaplas 2017
(Kuraray's 16th time exhibiting)
Dates May 16 to 19, 2017
Location China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou
Booth number 11.2D01

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