Kureha at a glance

Kureha Group is a technology-driven, diverse specialty chemicals and plastics manufacturer that delivers original quality products in the fields of advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and functional packaging products. Kureha Group operates in 9 countries with more than 4000 employees worldwide.

Kureha Group’s products and operations are managed and reported in five reporting segments; Advanced materials, Specialty chemicals, Specialty plastics, Construction and Other operations. In fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2018, the Group reported annual revenue of ¥147.3 billion and operating income of ¥13.0 billion.

Advanced Materials

Key products & services
- Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
- Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
- Polyglycolic acid (PGA)
- Microspheres
- Piezo ferroelectric film
- Carbon products
- Battery materials
Key markets
- Automotive
- Electrical/Electronics
- Gas and oil extraction
(Billions of yen)
  FY2017 FY2018
Segment revenue 41.6 45.7
Operating income 1.7 4.6

Specialty Chemicals

Key products & services
- Organic chemicals
- Inorganic chemicals
- Agricultural fungicides
- Pharmaceuticals products
Key markets
- Paper
- Electrical/Electronics
- Plastics
- Production agriculture
- Medical
(Billions of yen)
  FY2017 FY2018
Segment revenue 26.2 27.3
Operating income 3.4 3.3

Specialty Plastics

Key products & services
- Food packaging film
- Squeezable bottles
- Household wrap film
- Fishing lines
- Food packaging machinery
Key markets
- Food packaging
- Consumer goods
- Fiber
(Billions of yen)
  FY2017 FY2018
Segment revenue 45.4 45.1
Operating income 6.9 6.7

Construction

Key products & services
- Engineering and construction
- Civil engineering
- Facility maintenance and management
(Billions of yen)
  FY2017 FY2018
Segment revenue 17.4 12.4
Operating income 1.0 0.7

Other operations

Key products & services
- Environmental engineering
- Industrial waste treatment services
- Environmental and physiochemical testing and analysis
- Transportation and logistics
- Real estate
- Personnel services
(Billions of yen)
  FY2017 FY2018
Segment revenue 16.8 17.6
Operating income 1.8 2.1