Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Manufactures Pink ToraPRO™ Foam for Flooring Underlayment to Help Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021


The company has also made a financial donation to the Susan G. Komen organization.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (October 19, 2021)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., announces that it is helping bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 with the manufacture of a pink version of its ToraPRO foam sheet. The pink foam sheet is produced by the company’s PEF Division, a state-of-the-art facility located in Front Royal, Virginia. The 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 Home Depot stores in the United States. In addition, Toray has donated $2,500 to the Susan G. Komen® organization to assist in furthering the effort to research, prevent, and cure breast cancer. A special fundraising program supported by Telemundo has quadrupled the value of Toray’s donation.

“We are pleased to mark our second year of helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our pink ToraPRO foam and making a financial contribution to the Susan G. Komen organization,” says Jack White, Director of Sales, PEF Division, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “We are living in a very challenging time, and it’s important to Toray that it continue to support meaningful causes and help make a difference in people’s lives.”

White notes that homeowners and residential and commercial building contractors have selected the high-quality ToraPRO foam for flooring applications for more than 14 years. 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.

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 two 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., is helping bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 with the manufacture of pink ToraPRO foam sheet, which is used for flooring underlayment. Toray has also donated $2,500 to the Susan G. Komen organization. The contribution was quadrupled owing to a special fundraising program.

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