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 70 companies, employing around 7,000 people
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 film for
lamination, developed to extend these properties into flexible
barrier retort packaging. KURARISTER™ is
not an EVAL™ EVOH barrier product, but
rather uses Kuraray's proprietary organic/inorganic hybrid