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Kuraray America, Inc. Donates to Hurricane Sandy Efforts


Kuraray America, Inc. announced today it is donating $1,000 to assist in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York. The Chamber contributed $250,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City as well as an additional $250,000 to AmeriCares in order to provide support for the New Jersey and Long Island areas that have been affected.

Kuraray America, Inc. employs approximately 20 people in their Manhattan office, with many employees impacted directly by Hurricane Sandy.

George Avdey, President and CEO of Kuraray America, Inc., said on the tragedy, “As those affected by Hurricane Sandy continue to rebuild, Kuraray Americas, alongside the Japanese Chamber of Congress, wants to support organizations that will make a difference in the lives of those affected. With this donation, we hope to support the rebuilding efforts of not only the community but also our co-workers, customers and suppliers.”

About Kuraray

Kuraray Co., Ltd. is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional materials, delivering products and solutions to sectors ranging from the automotive industry to food packaging. Kuraray is committed to our customers and is driven to develop products that ensure quality and value while differentiating our customer from competition. Kuraray has offices located around the world with the corporate headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan. www.kuraray.com

For media inquiries please contact Deborah Kleinen: Deborah.kleinen@kuraray.com, 2625 Bay Area Blvd. Suite 600, Houston TX 77058, phone 713.495.7303.