Advanced Materials

Advanced materials created with Kureha technologies help support a wide range of pioneering industries.

Advanced materials supporting pioneering industries

Advanced plastics play a key role in making everyday products such as computers, mobile devices and automobile parts smaller and lighter every year. Such plastics include Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), an engineering plastic used as an alternative to metal, and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), used as a binder for lithium-ion batteries.
Other advanced materials are used as specialty products to meet the needs of high-tech industries that are essential to modern life. These materials include polyglycolic acid(PGA ) used for shale gas and oil extraction, as well as carbon products used to purify water and air, anode material for lithium ion batteries, and industrial insulation materials.

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)

Kureha's linear PPS offers exceptional mechanical strength, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and flame resistance.

  • Fortron KPS
    Main Uses
    • Bag filter
    • Engine room parts
    • Food processer
    • Rice cooker
    • Bidet-toilet
    • Electronic parts
    • Water mixer taps

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)

PVDF is an engineering plastic with an excellent balance of chemical resistance and moldability, used in such fields as electronic materials and water treatment membranes.

  • KF Polymer
    Main Uses
    • Lithium ion battery
    • Filter
    • Guitar string
    • Chemical valve
    • Stationary net
  • KF Piezo
    Main Uses
    • Sensor
    • Violin pickup
    • Speaker

Carbon Products

Carbon products made from petroleum pitch have a wide variety of characteristics, and are offered in a number of different forms, including thread, felt, sheets, cylinders and beads.

Polyglycolic acid (PGA)

Kureha is the first in the world to successfully develop an industrial manufacturing process for PGA. Its unique combination of properties, such as biodegradability, high mechanical strength and high gas barrier, are developing globally in a wide range, including shale gas & oil downhole tools.

KUREHA Microsphere

KUREHA Microsphere are heat-expandable microcapsules, used in special automobile paints, footwear soles and foaming ink.