Industrial fibers – Reliable products for high-performance applications

Commercialized by Kuraray, KURALON™ PVOH fiber was the first synthetic fiber made in Japan. High-quality KURALON™ fibers are based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and have been continually improved and adapted to customers’ requirements over the years. Since the launch of KURALON™, Kuraray has continued to develop unique high-performance fibers and materials. These are used in many industrial applications, ranging from construction and agriculture to automotive, aviation and aerospace. 

  • Industrial applications
  • Farming
  • Cement and concrete reinforcement
  • Plastic reinforcement
  • Functional paper, functional paper fiber
  • Fireproof protective clothing
  • Personal care products
  • Medical products
  • Automotive
  • Electronic devices
  • Clothes (Apparel, textile, yarn)
  • Sports equipment
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Melt-spun Fibers

Kuraray markets a wide range of polymer-based melt-spun fibers such as polyesterEVOH and specialty polyamide.Many different forms and functionalities are available, including Clacarbo™ for safe and comfortable protective workwear and protection against static electricity.

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Nonwoven Fabrics

Kuraray markets nonwoven fabrics such as KURAFLEX™ nonwoven (dry-laid technology) and KURAFLEX™ MB nonwoven (melt-blown technology). The latest innovations in this field are FELIBENDY™ nonwovens produced using the world’s first stream jet process.

VECRUS™ non-wovens have outstanding heat-resistance and low moisture absorbency. Thanks to its low weight, VECRUS™ can be used in the manufacture of heat resistant panels and ultra-lightweight fiber reinforced plastic sheets. Main applications include the electrical and electronics industry.

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Hook and loop fastener tapes in various colors.

Hook and Loop Fasteners

Kuraray offers a variety of hook and loop fasteners with different shapes. MAGICTAPE™ is a standard hook and loop fastener, while FREEMAGIC™ hook and loop fastener has hooks and loops that are piled alternately on the same surface. Both types are made of 100% polyester without solvent, resulting in flame-retardant, heat-resistant and a certification of Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

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