November 2, 2018

HOUSTON – Kuraray America, Inc.’s EVAL Business Unit announced today that it will raise the selling price of all commercial and XEP grades of EVAL™ EVOH resin by $0.26/kilogram effective December 1, 2018, or as contracts allow. Kuraray is implementing these price revisions globally.

About Kuraray
Founded in 1926, Japan-based Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, including resins, chemical, fibers, and textiles. It was the first entity in the world to bring ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) polymers to market. The company operates 19 subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, TX. The U.S. division is a world leader in barrier polymer material with products like EVAL™ EVOH and Plantic, a bio-based polymer with high barrier properties. For more information, visit

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