Polyvinyl alcohol for 1001 applications

KURARAY POVAL (Mowiol®) and Kuraray Poval® are the brand names for Kuraray’s polyvinyl alcohols (PVOH). Their physical and chemical properties mean they can be used for an extremely wide range of applications. As the world’s leading producer of PVOH, Kuraray markets a broad spectrum of standard and speciality products. Thanks to our long-standing production and applications expertise, we are able to tailor the properties and performance of these polymers exactly to the needs of our customers.


  • Excellent film formation
  • High bonding power
  • Very good barrier properties
  • Soluble in water
  • No health hazards
  • Biodegradable and recyclable
  • Can be combined with many reactants
  • Paper, including speciality papers
  • Textiles
  • Adhesives
  • Construction industry
  • Dispersion adhesives and emulsion paints
  • Polymerisation
  • Wood primers
  • Cleaning agents
  • PVC production and compounding
  • Emulsions
  • Food packaging / barrier films
  • Cosmetics
  • Ceramics industry
  • Production of polyvinyl butyral (PVB)
  • Thermoplastic processing

Kuraray Poval/Exceval:
"Polyvinyl alcohol specialities for paper applications"

Kuraray Poval/Exceval:
"PVC suspending agents – specialities for polymerization processes"

Kuraray Poval/Exceval:
"Specialities for emulsion polymerization and adhesives"