About Kuraray polyvinyl alcohol

Kuraray is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional materials. Kuraray transforms materials for the future and for the ever-changing world. We are committed to developing materials that deliver quality and value while helping our customers differentiate themselves from their competition.

Kuraray has offices located around the world with production facilities in Germany, Singapore, Japan and two facilities in the United States.



Kuraray pioneered development of polyvinyl alcohol (KURARAY POVAL™) in the early 1950s in a small plant in Japan. View the milestones in the company's history of KURARAY POVAL™ here.


Meet the KURARAY POVAL™ experts at conferences or exhibitions around the world. Please find here our news & event calendar.


Kuraray is committed to being a safety leader in our industry, a good corporate citizen, and a great employer.