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News Releases 2018

Price Revisions for KURALON, KURALON K-Ⅱ and Polyester Staple Fibers

March 12, 2018
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Kuraray announces the decision to increase prices of its polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers KURALON and KURALON K-Ⅱ, as well as polyester staple fibers for shipments commencing April 1, 2018, as outlined below.

Increasing feedstock prices from second half of 2017 have increased the costs to produce these materials, and have brought deterioration in the Company’s earnings.

Under these circumstances, the Company decided to implement the following price revisions in order to improve profitability and maintain stable supply.

1. Scope of revisions All domestic and overseas shipments of KURALON and KURALON K-Ⅱ, as well as polyester staple fibers
2. Price increases 5%-10% of the current price
3. Effective date Shipments from April 1, 2018