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What’s Clarino?

Clarino is a high-end synthetic leather taking the world by storm. With our eye on the entire globe, we are expanding sales of this remarkable material.

What’s Clarino?
Synthetic leather that reproduces, chemically, the fine structure of natural leather

The Structure of Clarino
Clarino is based on a non-woven fabric composed of special synthetic fibers that are intertwined three-dimensionally. The material’s softness and suppleness arise from the structure of the non-woven fabric’s special fibers—a superfine fiber construction and tiny cavities.

Electron Microscope Cross-Section View
Cross-Section of Superfine Fibers


History of Clarino

November 1964 Kuraray Co., Ltd. establishes a pilot plant in Kurashiki for the production of their synthetic leather Clarino; plant capacity: 50,000 m2/month.
November 1966 Mass production begins inside their Okayama plant; plant capacity: 150,000 m2/month
March 1973 Production equipment at the Okayama Plant is increased. Clarino production capacity reaches 300,000 m2/month
October 1973 Production equipment at the Okayama Plant is increased. Clarino production capacity reaches 600,000 m2/month
January 1977 Begins sales of Carino F, soft-type synthetic leather; 10,000 m2/month.
January 1978 Begins sales of AMARA, a luxurious synthetic leather for clothing (suede type).
April 1980 Begins sales of SOFRINA, a luxurious synthetic leather for clothing (skin type); 50,000 m2/month.
April 1983 Begins sales of SOFRINA SHALL, a luxurious synthetic leather for clothing (nubuck type); 100,000 m2/month.
April 1985 Increases production capacity at the Okayama Plant to 750,000 m2/month
September 1990 Increases production capacity at the Okayama Plant to 830,000 m2/month (10 million m2/year)
September 1997 Increases production capacity at the Okayama Plant to 1.05 million m2/month (12.6 million m2/year)
September 1999 Increases production capacity at the Okayama Plant to 1.3 million m2/month (15.5 million m2/year)
October 2001 Begins sales of PARCASSIO, a luxurious tanned synthetic leather with silver


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