Kuraray Poval™ – champion in versatility

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™ 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.

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. 

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.

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

  • 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

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