Lighter is better: engines, fuel tanks and batteries
The excellent barrier properties of our EVAL™ EVOH resins enable the production of lightweight fuel tanks or fuel lines with very low evaporative emissions that meet high international standards.
GENESTAR™ is a high-performance polyamide resin with excellent heat stability and chemical resistance yet low water absorption. It is therefore suitable for the production of a wide range of components and assemblies for engines, gears and fuel tanks.
KURARAY POVAL™ is our brand name for polyvinyl alcohols. These can be used, for example, as temporary binders for the ceramic parts of spark plugs. Moreover, impregnating the separator paper used in batteries with a special KURARAY POVAL™ polyvinyl alcohol increases the chemical resistance of the battery and extends its lifetime.
The right sound: acoustic parts
High-density nonwoven fabrics from Kuraray ensure high sound absorption coupled with significant weight reduction.
Clean air: air filters
Cleaner air inside vehicles is essential for frequent travellers and tough, commercial use. Clean air is a matter of course with Kuraray activated carbon sheets: they are lightweight, dust-free, easy to process and absorb impurities quickly. Activated carbon also prevents vapors from fuel tanks and carburettors polluting the atmosphere.
Tightly sealed: cables, hoses, grommets and gaskets
SEPTON™ has excellent heat stability and chemical resistance, so it ideal for all parts where safety and a long service life are important - from fuel hoses to grommets and electrical cables to suction hoses.
Everything under control: instrument panels
SEPTON™ and HYBRAR™ are specialty polymers that change shape for a short time but then regain their original shape. These elastomers offer unlimited possibilities for the design and enhancement of instrument panels and controls. Parapet® acrylic molding material has far better transparency than other plastics and high surface hardness. It is widely used as a substitute for glass as a cover for tachographs.
Attractive, comfortable and durable: seats and interior parts
Kuraray's hook & loop fasteners for the assembly of interior parts increase design flexibility, increase productivity and reduce weight. Our polyols make automotive seats more attractive: A polyol coating increases their softness and durability.
The right touch: parking brake grip
Our K-LR rubbers are the ideal alternative to vulcanized rubber and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in automotive interiors: they are durable and easy to process.
Looking upward: roof liners
Want to increase productivity in the assembly of roof liners? Heat-resistant, moldable nonwovens from Kuraray are the answer. Used as separators in the molding of roof liners, they prevent sticking and therefore speed up assembly work.
Guaranteed traction: tires and brake hoses
Kuraray Liquid Rubber (K-LR) improves tire performance: it ensures that grip, fuel efficiency and wear resistance can be controlled. KURALON™ man-made fibers can be used to reinforce hydraulic hoses in vehicle braking systems.
Perfect sight: automotive glazing
Trosifol® glazing solutions increase comfort, safety and durability, reduce vehicle weight and raise fuel efficiency. This member of the Kuraray Group is the leading producer of PVB and ionplast interlayers (SentryGlas®) for laminated safety glass and the ideal partner for all glazing requirements, especially windshields, side windows and sunroofs. For example, Trosifol® The Wedge™ interlayers ensure particularly high-quality head-up displays. And that increases safety because drivers can keep their eyes on the road yet view critical vehicle data. The sound-insulating properties of Trosifol® Acoustic and SentryGlas® Acoustic™ cut out many of the frequencies and ambient noise that occur in moving vehicles.
Durable safety: adhesives and sealants
Kuraray Liquid Rubber (K-LR) has good heat stability and resistance to chemicals and weather. It also provides good electrical insulation. Together with the SEPTON™ range of sealants, K-LR is used to produce seals with high oil resistance and smooth surfaces.
Looking good: eliminating defects and damage to paintwork
Mowital® polyvinyl butyral resins provide excellent UV protection for stoving finishes, primers and anti-corrosion coatings. They also ensure reliable adhesion, making them them the ideal basis for automotive repair coatings.
Good visibility: lighting and signs
Kurarary Parapet® acrylic molding materials have excellent weattherability. Thanks to their gloss and transparency, they can be used for a range of automotive applications from tail lights to number plates. Mowital® is the right choice for retroreflective films for number plates.
Electrode material for super capacitors
Super capacitors speed up charging and discharging of batteries and extend their lifetime. Super capacitors are used to store energy in racing cars and for regenerative braking in buses and trains. Activated carbon contributes to the good charging/discharge performance and high reliability of super capacitors. Kuraray offers two different types of activated carbon kits: YP-50F and YP-80F. Both are designed specifically for use with super capacitors and have a large surface area and high purity.
Car shampoos and air fresheners
MMB (3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol) is a specialty solvent suitable for a wide range of applications. MMB is used in air fresheners, car shampoos, and cleaners for car exteriors and interiors. It has many different features: it helps stabilize formulations, has very good stability at extremely high and low pHs and allows the incorporation of various amounts of custom-tailored surfactants. Moreover, it is soluble in water and oil. MMB is environmentally friendly: it has a good toxicological profile and is readily biodegradable
(OECD 301 F). Its high flash point optimizes safety and it has a comparatively mild odor.
MMB is the ingredient of choice to help you achieve an unmatched performance with innovative car-care products.