Kuraray Europe is the leading supplier of polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl butyral products in Europe. It has an annual production capacity of 70,000 tons of polyvinyl alcohol and 28,000 tons of polyvinyl butyral. The company also sells various Kuraray products such as imitation leather, dental products, functional chemicals, elastomers, industrial fibers and textile materials. Kuraray Europe is a subsidiary of Kuraray Co. Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan. The Kuraray Group generates about EUR 3.4 billion in annual sales with over 6,800 employees.