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Kuraray opens PVOH facility

Japanese firm Kuraray has set up its new PVOH (Polyvinyl Alcohol) resin production facility at its US subsidiary Kuraray America (a wholly owned subsidiary in Houston, Texas).

The establishment of this new facility is in line with the Kuraray’s global strategies for its core business of vinyl acetate and PVOH-related products. Following on business expansion in Japan, Singapore and Europe (Germany), this move will secure a fourth advantageously situated production base for the group, in this case, in the US where shale gas is easy to procure.

Based on proprietary Kuraray production techniques, the four production bases can sustainably offer products on a global scale. The new facility will be able to meet demands for markets in North America and burgeoning Central and South America.