New Delhi - Japan's Kuraray will start marketing flexible foam polyols in India this year. It plans to enter enter the specialty foam market in India.
Tokyo-headquartered Kuraray can make 13 kT/year polyols at its site in Kashima-Japan.
An executive at Kuraray's India office said: 'We will start catering the specialty foam market from this year.' He was talking at the at the recent Auto Expo 2020 in New Delhi. The company used the event to showcase its product range, and their application in various industrial sectors.
Kuraray produces polyester-based polyols. Thesee speciality products account for between 20-30% of the Indian market, he said. Polyether polyols make up the rest.
'Kuraray started promoting methyl pentanediol (MPD) based polyols about a year ago in the ink & adhesive markets,' he added. 'Marketing in the specialty foam side will start this year.'
Kuraray entered India in 2008. It has grown the business by about 10% a year since then. It now has representative offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.