Products for environmental protection

Business and the environment are no longer diametrically opposed. A healthy environment and responsible use of natural resources are essential for stable long-term economic growth and the development of society. As a chemical company, we are committed to the principles of Responsible Care and aware of our responsibility for future generations. Besides, we develop products and technologies that play a role in improving the quality of life and protecting the environment.


Activated carbon

Activated carbon from Kuraray is used in many areas of daily life. The main applications are filters in commercial and public wastewater treatment facilities, water filters for private households and air filters, for example, in vehicles. Kuraray is Japan’s leading supplier of activated carbon and one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of this product.

Wastewater management

Kuraray Aqua Co., Ltd., which is based in Tokyo, is a joint venture with Nomura Micro Science operating in the field of wastewater management. This company provides technologies for the treatment and recycling of wastewater. Some of its technologies are based on hollow fibre membranes developed by Kuraray and PVOH gel. Another technology - Kuraray Micro Fade - is currently being prepared for market launch with the Tokyo-based company Kashiwa CO., LTD. This system has been developed specifically for economical and energy-efficient treatment of ballast water in ships.

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