KURARAY POVAL™

KURARAY POVAL™ is the brand name of Kuraray’s globally produced polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH). KURARAY POVAL™ features an extremely wide-ranging field of applications.
      

The main uses are in the paper, adhesive, textile and construction industries, as well as in ceramics, packaging and electronics.
    
The physical and chemical properties make PVOH very versatile. It features water-solubility, excellent film forming characteristics, high tensile strength and elasticity, as well as resistance against organic solvents and dispersing power.

Reactivity of numerous hydroxyl groups with substances such as aldehydes and other reactive compounds expand the range even wider.
      

KURARAY POVAL™ – champion in versatility


KURARAY POVAL™ meets all requirements – from low to high viscosity, partially to fully saponified.

With more than 70 years of experience and extensive production and application expertise, we can tailor the properties of our polymers precisely to our customers specification.

PROPERTIES

  • Excellent film formation
  • High bonding power
  • Good barrier properties
  • Can be combined with many reactants
  • Water-soluble
  • Biodegradable and recyclable
  • No health hazards

APPLICATIONS

  • Abrasives
  • Adhesive
  • Building materials
  • Ceramics
  • Cosmetics
  • Protective colloid in emulsion polymerization
  • Food packaging
  • Paper
  • PVC production an compounding
  • Textiles
  • Thermoplastic processing
  • Oil field cementing
  • Glass fiber