EVAL™ EVOH by Kuraray

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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™ is one of Kuraray's core businesses and is produced globally in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. The sales and technical development of EVAL™ is supported by specialised local teams in each region.

EVAL™ is commercially available in two forms: resins (plastic granules for coextrusion) and films (for lamination). The EVAL™ product line provides the world's widest available grade range of EVOH resins and films. These unique high barrier polymers are particularly suited for preserving quality and avoiding waste in food, medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial packaging.  They also help use energy more efficiently and reduce environmental impact in automotive fuel systems, building and construction materials and agricultural films.

In Europe Kuraray operates the region's largest EVOH production site, with a capacity of 35,000 tons per year in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp), Belgium.

In Asia Kuraray Co. Ltd. set up the world's first EVOH production facility with a capacity of 10,000 tons per year in Okayama, Japan.

The United States of America is the home of the largest EVOH facility in the world, with an impressive capacity of 47,000 tons per year, in Pasadena (Houston), Texas (58,000 T/year in mid 2018)