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 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 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 technology.