News Blog

Our corporate blog contains interesting reports on the World of Kuraray and how we make the world a little better.
It is a colourful mixture of employee reports and up-to-date news items. Regular visits are worthwhile:
there is plenty to discover!

           

"No, I did not have to make coffee."

An internship can be a lot - with Kuraray you get an insight into the tasks in the respective department and can also try to deal with topics filled with responsibility. Admittedly, cleaning up storage can also come with the territory. But let’s ask someone who just finished an internship here: Moritz Ehlert has completed a 6-week internship in Business Development & Communications.…
   
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“Kuraray Welcome Day”, because not every beginning has to be hard…

During their onboarding, new KEG staff members are able to build up a colleague network beyond their departmental duties and get an idea of what the company is all about at the annual" Kuraray Welcome Day"…
   
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Intercultural differences or what does it mean when Japanese nod?

Despite training, not only our Japanese colleagues experience cultural differences. Also our German colleagues stationed e.g. at our European headquarter in Hattersheim (KEG) need to reflect when working with Japanese colleagues. Our colleague, Anna Fokerman, from the Clarino division, has made her experiences: "For example, I initially thought that when Japanese colleagues nodded it was because they understood me. But instead it meant they were listening!" She could then deepen this knowledge in an intercultural seminar as part of KEG's performance management…
   
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Intercultural differences or how is it really to work with us Germans?

The Kuraray Group is a globally operating Japanese specialty chemicals company. At all sites worldwide, Japanese colleagues, so-called expats, work together with their local colleagues. The idea behind this – in addition to talent development – is the promotion of a common understanding as well as an intensive exchange of experiences. We asked some Japanese colleagues what differences they think exist between the Germans and Japanese – at work and at play…
   
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In almost all LCD screens around the world there’s a little bit of Kuraray!

"I did not think that I was actually surrounded Kuraray products almost everywhere," is a typical statement from our applicants. However, one of our products is probably in your hands or in front of your eyes every day: KURARAY POVAL® film is a basic element in the polarization films of all popular LCD screens. This makes Kuraray the world's largest supplier of polyvinyl alcohol for optical applications…
   
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„Together we…“ − our new employer branding campaign

“Together we - make the world a little better” is the new claim that Kuraray is using to attract prospective employees in Europe. “The aim of our new campaign is to highlight our focus on employees, which is very important at KEG,” explains Karl-Heinz Michel, who is in charge of Human Resources. “And in case you're wondering - it’s not a typing error! We deliberately chose an incomplete sentence as our headline to attract interest in what we have to offer.” And Kuraray has plenty to offer!
   
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Is you car “winterproof” already?

Winter is approaching – including slick and icy road conditions. Now reliable high-quality winter tyres are in demand. Tyres with Kuraray Liquid Rubber make the winter a little safer as adding Kuraray Liquid Rubber to the rubber blend greatly reduces braking distance and improves grip on wet roads. How does this work?
   
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