Our world is changing faster than ever and sustainability has become significant for us all. Finding solutions to the global challenges of our age is becoming increasingly urgent. Products and technologies should help make life better for people today. At the same time, they need to take account of generations to come.
A big effort is no longer required to find volunteers for the Malteser Social Day. For the eighth consecutive year, many KEG staff were willing to roll up their sleeves and demonstrate the importance of community work for people in the Kuraray Group. This year, staff from Hattersheim took on a project to facilitate outdoor lessons at the Hostato school.In Troisdorf, the “Heidepänz” and “Burgpänz” childcare facilities benefited from the hard work of Trosifol staff.
Safety has top priority at Kuraray. We want to make sure that all employees take safety seriously. To ensure we put this safety culture of into practice, we have introduced many measures as part of the KURASAFE programme.
The vitality of the soil, temperature and rain have an enormous influence on yields of cereal crops, fruit and vegetables. The KURARAY POVAL™ brand of polyvinyl alcohols (PVOH) helps reduce dependence on these external influences. The polymers are used as seed coatings, soil conditioners, and binders and additives for fertilisers and agrochemicals. They enhance plant growth, improve yields and help reduce the amount of agrochemicals used – before sowing and right up to harvesting.
Building global bridges
As an Expat in the Japanese Headquarters
Kuraray is constantly setting new standards in the chemical sector with its high-performance materials, technologies and applications. Now this speciality chemicals producer, which has its European headquarters in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt am Main, has been awarded the distinction of ranking among Germany’s innovation leaders in an evaluation undertaken by the daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), in collaboration with the IMWF institute for management and economic research and the Prognos market research institute.
On January 23rd this year the first SentryGlas® rolls came off the newly constructed line at Kuraray’s production site in the Czech Republic. Built in just one year, the new facility passed factory acceptance testing in October 2018.
A portfolio of unique products that combine performance and sustainability
Demand for food is growing rapidly. According to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, agricultural yields must be increased by up to two thirds over the next 30 years in order to meet global demand. Food is a valuable commodity. Nevertheless, the United Nations estimates that 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away every year. Modern plastics already protect seeds in the field and help to improve crop yields. As packaging, they keep food such as, cheese and meat fresh for longer – and also improve food safety.
Solvents play a big role in manufacturing industry. Kuraray’s 4-methyltetrahydropyran (MTHP) offers clear benefits compared with other solvents. It makes a contribution to sustainable chemical production because it simplifies production processes, reduces waste water and emissions, and can also be recycled.