Kuraray Company Ltd. was established in 1926 in Kurashiki, Japan, for the industrial manufacture of chemical fibres. Since then, the company has fully capitalised on its technological strengths in polymerisation and synthetics.  Today, the Kuraray Group consists of about 80 companies, employing around 9,000 people worldwide.

Kuraray Co. Ltd. became known as a leader in gas barrier technology with EVAL™ EVOH.
EVAL™ resins and films used in food packaging to preserve product flavour and aroma, and to prolong freshness and shelf life.  

KURARISTER™ is a new transparent barrier film for lamination. KURARISTER™ is not an EVAL™ EVOH barrier product, but rather uses Kuraray's proprietary barrier wet coating technology.