Kureha Corporation manufactures and sells functional materials, specialty chemicals, and plastics in Japan and internationally. It operates through four segments: Advanced Materials, Specialty Chemicals, Specialty Plastics, Construction, and Other Operations. The Advanced Materials segment offers polyphenylene sulfide, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), processed polyglycolic acid products, carbon fibers, and bead-shaped activated carbon products. The Specialty Chemicals segment provides therapeutic agents for chronic renal failure, agricultural and horticultural fungicides, chlorine, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite, monochlorobenzene, para-dichlorobenzene, trichlorobenzene, and ortho-dichlorobenzene. The Specialty Plastics segment offers household products, including household plastic wrap, storage containers, cooking sheets, food storage bags, strainable garbage bags, garbage deodorizing sheets; antibacterial dishcloths, range hood filters, and plastic bag clips; PVDF fishing lines; polyvinylidene chloride films; heat-shrink multilayer films; and machinery for auto-seal food packaging. The Construction segment provides construction, civil engineering, housing, factory-related services, and plant engineering and maintenance services. The Other Operations segment offers industrial waste management services and environmental related treatment facilities; real estate, building management, travel agency, insurance, and staffing services; medical care services; transport and storage services; and trades in chemical products. The company was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.