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Kuraray Co., Ltd. (KURRF)

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Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Tokiwabashi Tower
2-6-4, Otemachi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0004
81 3 6701 1000

Sector(s)Basic Materials
Full-time employees11,906

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Masaaki ItoExecutive ChairmanN/AN/A1957
Mr. Hitoshi KawaharaPresident & Representative DirectorN/AN/A1962
Akira OmuraManaging Executive OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Shinichi TakizawaSenior Manager of Corporate Communications DepartmentN/AN/AN/A
Satoru FujinamiManaging Exe. Officer and GM of General Affairs & HR DivisionN/AN/AN/A
Dr. Matthias GutweilerManaging Executive Officer & DirectorN/AN/A1958
Mr. Yoshimasa SanoSenior Managing Executive Officer & DirectorN/AN/A1956
Mr. Nobuhiko TakaiManaging Executive Officer & DirectorN/AN/A1960
Toshihiro OmatsuManaging Executive OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Keiji TagaSenior Managing Executive Officer & Representative DirectorN/AN/A1961
Amounts are as of , and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Kuraray Co., Ltd. engages in the production and sale of resins, chemicals, fibers, activated carbon, and high-performance membranes and systems worldwide. The Vinyl Acetate segment manufactures and markets functional resins and films, including PVA, PVB and EVAL. The Isoprene segment engages in the manufacture and marketing of SEPTON thermoplastic elastomer, isoprene-related products, and GENESTAR. The Functional Materials segment manufactures and markets methacrylic resin, medical products, and carbon materials. The Fibers and Textiles segment manufactures and sells synthetic fibers and textiles, CLARINO manmade leather, non-woven fabrics, and other products. The Trading segment mainly processes and sells synthetic fibers and manmade leathers. It is also involved in the engineering business; design and construction of various plants; outsourcing of logistics services; temporary staffing/introduction business; design, manufacture, construction, and sale of water treatment equipment; travel and insurance agency business; golf course management; management of accommodation facilities and restaurants; manufacture and sale of hook-and loop fasteners and related products; manufacture and sale of dental materials; warehousing and logistics; and manufacturing and sales of methacrylic resin sheets, as well as provides consulting services. The company was incorporated in 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Corporate governance

Kuraray Co., Ltd.’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 29 May 2024 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 8; Shareholder rights: 4; Compensation: 5.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.