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K 2019 - The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Our Global Sales & Marketing and Technical Team will be available in OA Hall 4 / 04.1 under the name of Mitsubishi Chemical and will be pleased to discuss many of our products.

Mitsubishi Chemical to Boost U.S. Production of SoarnoL™ EVOH Resin

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) today announced that it has decided to increase the annual production capacity of SoarnoL™ ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) resin by 3,000 tons to 41,000 tons at its consolidated subsidiary Noltex L.LC. (Noltex; Head office: Texas, the U.S., President: Kuniyoshi Asano). The production increase is slated to take effect in the Summer of 2020.

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Nichigo G-Polymer™

Amorphous vinyl alcohol resin    

Nichigo G-Polymer™, which can be used to freely control crystallinity and the cohesive power of the noncrystalline part, is the next generation of vinyl alcohol resins.
In addition to outstanding transparency and solvent resistance, through the combination of "low crystallinity" with "high hydrogen bonding strength", which are traits that are ordinarily in conflict, this new material realizes functions that had not been possible with conventional PVOH. These include low melting points, high stretching characteristics and high gas barrier performance, as well as low foaming, aqueous solution stability and emulsification performance.

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Nichigo G-Polymer™ Main Use

  • Barrier material (oxygen, hydrogen, helium, etc.)
  • Extrusion process (film, bottle, pipe, tank, etc.)
  • Polymer alloy, textiles (nonwoven fabric, bicomponent fiber, filter, etc.)
  • Emulsion
  • Suspension agent, inorganic substance
  • Dispersant
  • Resin additives
  • Paper processing
  • Flat panel display (FPD) application
  • Bio-compostable*
    • Barrier capsule for beverage application
    • Flexible barrier film for agricultural & food application
    • Barrier sheet & tray for food application

*AMI 18-20 Nov 2013