UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES WITH POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
ELVANOL™ T-SERIES FOR TEXTILE SIZING
ELVANOL™ T-Series of polyvinyl alcohol are unique copolymers developed especially for use as warp sizes for polyester/cotton blends and other spun yarns. Alone or in combination with starch and additives, ELVANOL™ T-Series are being used successfully on practically every type of spun yarn now on the market, including acetate, acrylic, cotton, rayon, wool, nylon, and polyester spuns and such blends as polyester/cotton, polyester/wool, polyester/rayon, Nomex(r) polyamide, and glass fibers.
ELVANOL™ IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY
ELVANOL™ IN THE PAPER INDUSTRY
Because of its outstanding film strength, barrier properties and binding capacity, ELVANOL™ polyvinyl alcohol enjoys wide use in the manufacture of paper and paperboard. Kuraray manufacture ELVANOL™ PVOH in a number of specialized grades offering a range of useful performance features and convenient processing characteristics. Reviewed inside are some of the most common uses for ELVANOL™ in this industry, as well as frequently used product grades and typical application methods.
BARRIER COATINGS FOR PACKAGING
There is a pull from the market to develop sustainable, novel and convenient packaging for extended shelf-life foods. At the same time there is an industry drive to increase the functionality of the produced paper and board and through that adding the commercial value. This is an opportunity for aqueous barrier coatings on paper and board.