Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Helps Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020 with Its Pink ToraPRO™ Foam for Flooring Underlayment

Toray also makes a financial donation to the Susan G. Komen organization.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (October 19, 2020)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., announces that its PEF Division has manufactured a pink version of its ToraPRO foam sheet to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual October event and the color pink, associated with the cause, are recognized worldwide. A Toray customer in the flooring industry purchased 800,000 square feet of the pink foam to be used as an underlayment with laminated and engineered hardwood flooring. It is for sale at select retail home improvement stores in the United States. In addition, Toray has donated $2,500 to the Susan G. Komen® organization to help further the effort to research, prevent, and cure breast cancer. A special fundraising program supported by Bank of America and Komen friends has tripled the value of Toray’s donation.

“Supporting important causes and giving back to local communities are part of Toray’s legacy,” says Jack White, Director of Sales, PEF Division, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “We are extremely pleased that our pink ToraPRO foam was chosen to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020 and that were able to make a financial contribution to the Susan G. Komen organization.”

White explains that homeowners and residential and commercial building contractors have selected ToraPRO foam for flooring applications for more than 13 years because of its quality and performance. The ToraPRO foam is precision-engineered, lies flat, retains crisp edges and corners, and delivers consistent thickness, density, and sound-dampening and moisture-barrier properties. The PEF Division’s state-of-the-art facility is located in Front Royal, Virginia.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films, and polypropylene and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative, launched in 2004, includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.

Toray Plastics (America) is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s products, contact Mary Osso at or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at


Caption: Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has manufactured 800,000 square feet of pink ToraPro foam sheet, which is used for flooring underlayment, to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Toray has also donated $2,500 to the Susan G. Komen organization. The contribution was tripled owing to a special fundraising program.

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