KURARAY POVAL™ – A strong PVOH from the champion of versatility

KURARAY POVAL™ polyvinyl alcohols (PVOH/PVA) are key starting products in many industries – from the production of specialty papers, PVC, plastics, food packaging, textiles, cosmetics and ceramics to construction materials, emulsions and adhesives. Their unique properties improve product quality and performance as well as production efficiency. Moreover, their very good environmental compatibility and health profile facilitate the development of sustainable solutions. Benefit from Kuraray's versatility champions in your PVA applications:

Excellent crosslinking for paper, textiles and adhesives

KURARAY POVAL™ K grades have very good crosslinking properties and excellent solubility in water – for applications in the paper, packaging and textile industries and in emulsions for adhesives [more]

Excellent bonding power for high-performance coatings

Integrated silanol groups give KURARAY POVAL™ R grades outstanding bonding power – so coatings have excellent adhesion to inorganic materials such as glass, aluminum and steel [more]

Low methanol content for well-tolerated cosmetics

Thanks to their low methanol content, KURARAY POVAL™ LV grades have no adverse health impacts and a good environmental profile – for cosmetics and personal-care products that are kinder to the skin [more

Low viscosity and water-soluble for higher quality PVC

KURARAY POVAL™ L grades have low hydrolysis and are completely soluble in water. The unique viscosity of these PVOH polymers makes them ideal as protective colloids in PVC suspension polymerization. [more]

In addition, Kuraray markets low-hydrolyzed KURARAY POVAL™ LM grades. Their low glass transition temperature and excellent dispersing properties make them ideal as strong secondary protective colloids for PVC production. [more]

Benefit from the wide range of high-performance materials from Kuraray, a world-leading PVA producer, that meet the highest standards for your individual applications.


  • Improve product performance, quality
  • Improve production efficiency 
  • Help to launch eco-friendly materials, products 

  • Paper, including specialty papers
  • Textiles
  • Adhesives
  • Construction industry
  • PVC production and compounding
  • Emulsions 
  • Food packaging / barrier films
  • Cosmetics
  • Ceramics industry
  • Dispersion adhesives and emulsion paints
  • Polymerization
  • Wood primers 
  • Cleaning agents
  • Production of polyvinyl butyral (PVB)
  • Thermoplastic processing 

  • Excellent film formation
  • High bonding power
  • Very good barrier properties
  • Soluble in water
  • No health hazards
  • Biodegradable and recyclable
Contact Kuraray

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Phone: +49 69 305 85 343