January 22, 2021

HOUSTON – Kuraray America, Inc.’s EVAL Business Unit announced today that it will increase the selling price of all grades of EVAL™ EVOH, advanced technology grades (XEP), and service products (ETC and GF), beginning with shipments on, and after, February 22, 2021, or as contracts allow. Kuraray is implementing equivalent price increases 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 www.evalevoh.com.

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