Polymers

Kuraray resins and specialty plastics play a key part in almost every facet of life. From food packaging to glass film, Kuraray plastics help make the world work better.


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EVAL™

Kuraray has been manufacturing and marketing ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymers (EVOH) under the name EVAL™ since 1972, and remains the world leader in EVOH production and market development. EVAL™ helps food producers and distributors make...

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EXCEVAL™

EXCEVAL™ is the brand name for Kuraray’s hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol especially designed for the requirements of “high water resistance.” Although EXCEVAL™ is readily water-soluble like any fully hydrolyzed KURARAY...

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Genestar™

Genestar is a polyamide engineering plastic developed from a unique C9 monomer. Genestar properties include low water absorption, heat resistance, high chemical resistance, and dimensional precision. Its applications range from electrical to...

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Innovations in Agriculture

From planting to cultivation to harvest and storage, our innovative technologies are making agriculture and food production safer, simpler, and more sustainable. These products are even helping farmers meet increasing food production demands and...

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KURARAY POVAL™ and ELVANOL™

Kuraray’s polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) resins, KURARAY POVAL™ and Elvanol™, are diverse in their applications as well as processing. Known for their excellent film formation, emulsifying power, and adhesion to substrates, Kuraray PVOH resins can...

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Mowiflex™

MOWIFLEX™ is Kuraray’s polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer compound for thermoplastic processing. MOWIFLEX™ is a non-toxic, biodegradable, water-soluble resin that forms clear, glossy films. It has a high tensile strength and can be processed...

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Mowital®

Mowital® (polyvinyl butyral) is a building block for specialty coatings and films, including Trosifol®, polyvinyl butyral film. Kuraray produces polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resins with properties that are characterized by the presence of butyral...

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