Kei Hirata

Kuraray Co., Ltd
Elastomer Development & Marketing Department
1-1-3 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo Japan 100-8115

Biographical Sketch:
Mr. Hirata is the Elastomer Development & Marketing Leader of KURARAY Co., Ltd, a manufacture of Liquid rubber and Styrenic Elastomer. He received his Masters Degree in Organic Synthetic Chemistry from Osaka University in 2001. He immediately joined KURARAY as a chemical researcher and worked on development of liquid rubbers for tire application. He has contributed to development of a new bio-based liquid rubber since 2011.

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