A new-age material to lessen environmental loads

Kureha's PGA (polyglycolic acid) resin Kuredux offers advanced characteristics including, high strength and biodegradability. Kureha technologies have allowed us to establish the world's first industrial manufacturing process for PGA, and make mass production possible. The exceptional properties of PGA have led to global market development in a wide range of fields, including shale oil and gas extraction and industrial processes.

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  • Biodegradable
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Solvent resistance
  • High strength
  • High toughness


  • Downhole Tools
  • Industrial components
Extruded bars
Machined ball used for shale oil, gas extraction
Machined ball used for shale oil, gas extraction

Kureha Degradable Plug (KDP)

KDP is a downhole tool made from Kuredux.
It is used in Hydraulic fracturing process for shale oil and gas rig.

Image Video of hydraulic fracturing process using KDP

The Kuredux Story



Kuredux has biodegradable properties comparable to cellulose, and degrades into CO2 and water in compost within one month through microbiological action. The safety of the resultant compost has also been proven. Kuredux satisfies the biodegradability protocols for ISO 14855, as well as ASTM D6400 and EN13432, and has been certified as a biodegradable plastic in Europe, the United States and Japan.

EU OK Compost
JAPAN Green Pla

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Contact for inquiries

PGA Department
TEL:03-3249-4650 / FAX:03-3249-4606