The global market and the growing trend to just-in-time production are becoming more and more challenging for product development. In the plastics industry, that means rising demand for more individual products, produced in increasingly small quantities, with shorter lead times. Plastic compounds tailored precisely to the requirements of a particular product are therefore becoming more important. As a leading supplier of specialty polymers, Kuraray is a competent partner for the plastics industry.
We supply the Mowital® PVB resins brand of specialty polymers for thermoplastic processing. And MOWIFLEX™ is a new compound created specifically to meet the high demands of thermoplastic processing. It is suitable for all conventional plastics processing methods and has all the benefits of polyvinyl alcohol: MOWIFLEX™ is soluble in water and forms clear, glossy films with high tensile strength. MOWIFLEX™ can also be colored readily and has high pigment bonding capacity, so it extremely suitable for masterbatches.
EXCEVAL™ ethylene-modified polymers from Kuraray are completely soluble in water, like conventional PVOH, but have superior water resistance and better gas barrier properties in high relative humidity.
Kuraray supplies high-quality specialty chemicals for the production of PVC. KURARY POVAL™ L grades are low-viscosity polyvinyl alcohols with low hydrolysis for use as primary protective colloids in suspension polymerization of PVC. KURARY POVAL™ LM grades also have low hydrolysis. They are used as secondary protective colloids.