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EVAL™ global price increase

20 August 2021

Melsele, 20 August, 2021 - Kuraray announces the decision to increase the prices of its EVOH products globally (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer; Kuraray trademark: EVAL) for shipments commencing September 1, 2021.

The base selling price of all Standard grades of EVAL™ EVOH, Specialty high performance grades and service products (ETC & GF) will increase by as mentioned below.

Region Price Increase
Standard Grades
Price Increase
Specialty Grades
Japan ¥ 50/kg ¥ 70/kg
Asia-Pacific US$ 0.5/kg US$ 0.70/kg
North America, South America US$ 0.5/kg US$ 0.70/kg
EMEA € 0.42/kg € 0.60/kg

This price increase is in response to continued elevated raw material, utilities and logistics costs.

Kuraray will continue to optimize global productivity, inventory management and costs to support the EVAL™ product line during this difficult time of supply disruptions.

Customers will be contacted and provided specific price details from their account managers directly. Kuraray sincerely appreciates your continued support and partnership.

About Kuraray

Founded in 1926, Kuraray Co., Ltd is a world leader in specialty chemicals, polymers, fibers and textiles. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Kuraray has over 10,000 employees worldwide.

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

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