Welcome to Kuraray Europe GmbH

Established in 1991, Kuraray Europe GmbH is based in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2016 the company generated annual sales of over EUR 600 million. It has 660 employees in Germany at its sites in Hattersheim, Frankfurt and Troisdorf. Kuraray is a global speciality chemicals company and one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres for many sectors of industry. Examples are KURARAY POVAL™, Mowital®, Trosifol® and CLEARFIL™. Kuraray Europe also has 180 employees at six other European sites. They are also working on the development and application of innovative high-performance materials for a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, paper, glass and packaging industries, as well as for architects and dentists.
Kuraray Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Kuraray Group, which is based in Tokyo, Japan, and has around 10,000 employees worldwide and sales of over EUR 4 billion.

Did you know that the Kuraray Group has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and global sales of more than EUR 4 billion? Click here for some key facts and figures on Kuraray.


Kuraray was founded in 1926. Its name is derived from Kurashiki, the Japanese city where it was established, and rayon fibre, which was the first product it manufactured. Click here to view milestones in the company’s history in Europe.


Kuraray is driving its global growth while contributing to the well-being of the society. Read more about Kuraray's business principles and social activities.


Kuraray is committed to entering new fields of business through the use of pioneering technologies that help protect the environment and improve the quality of life. Click here to find out more. 


Proximity to customers is important for us. That’s why the Kuraray group comprises a global network of subsidiaries. Our locations can be found here.



We have used our unique technical strengths to create products that the world had never seen before. Our worldwide number-one businesses can be found here.


Our commitment to creativity has generated a long line of completely new and unique products by harnessing the power of chemistry. Many of our products have become an integral part of people's lives.
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