Volume 90 Issue 22 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 28, 2012

Kuraray To Acquire Films Maker MonoSol

Department: Business
Keywords: polyvinyl alcohol, detergents, films
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MonoSol recently added film capacity at its plant in Indiana.
Credit: MonoSol
Photo of polyvinyl alcohol film production.
 
MonoSol recently added film capacity at its plant in Indiana.
Credit: MonoSol

Japan’s Kuraray has agreed to acquire MonoSol, a Merrillville, Ind.-based manufacturer of water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol films. MonoSol, the only significant U.S. producer of such films, has benefited from the cleaning product industry’s promotion of single-dose laundry and dishwasher detergents packaged in water-soluble filmsC&EN, Jan. 23, page 15) (. Kuraray is one of the world’s leading producers of polyvinyl alcohol resin and also makes films for use in liquid-crystal displays. It plans to build its first U.S. polyvinyl alcohol resin plant in La Porte, Texas.

 
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