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14.03.2018

Kuraray Completes Acquisition of Calgon Carbon

Kuraray Completes Acquisition of Calgon Carbon

Kuraray Co., Ltd. announced it has completed its acquisition of Calgon Carbon Corporation.

As a separate subsidiary, Calgon Carbon will be reported as part of the Functional Materials Company of Kuraray, along with Kuraray’s Carbon Material Business Division. The Functional Materials Company includes the Methacrylate Division and Medical Division.

Kuraray and Calgon Carbon have complementary products and services, and the combined organization will continue to focus on the highest quality activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment, and services. The combination will strengthen Kuraray’s focus on contributing to human health and the sustainability of the environment through innovative and high quality products around the world.

As a pioneer of Vinyl Acetate related business, Kuraray has a global presence in the business area of PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) resin, PVB (polyvinyl butyral) resin and film, PVA film that is used for LCD and detergent unit packing, EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) resin (trademarked as EVAL) used for food packaging and gasoline tanks, and PVA fiber (vinylon) that is used for a substitute of asbestos and a reinforcing material of cement. Kuraray has overseas subsidiaries in 28 countries and regions outside Japan, as a global specialty chemical company.

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