Kuraray was founded in Japan in 1926. Today it is a global speciality chemicals company. In Europe, Kuraray is one of the leading producers of polyvi-nyl alcohol (PVA), polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and PVB films. Our product portfolio also includes chemi-cal specialities, activated carbon, thermoplastic elastomers, synthetic fibres, manmade leather and dental products. We supply products that make life safer and more pleasant.