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Kuraray Completes Construction of Acrylic Thermoplastic Elastomer Plant in Japan

2:07 AM MST | November 14, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Kuraray says it has completed construction of the previously announced 5,000-m.t./year acrylic thermoplastic elastomer plant at the company’s Tainai, Niigata Prefecture, Japan site. The elastomer produced at the plant and sold under the brand name Kurarity, a block copolymer of methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate, has been developed using Kuraray’s proprietary technology. The new plat involved an investment of about ¥5 billion ($65 million). Kuraray says it is accelerating the market development of...

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