Building better barriers

Imagine a plastic wall that is 10 metres thick. Not very much is going to get through a barrier like that. Now imagine that the same protective function can be realised with only 1 mm. With EVAL™ EVOH it can. Normally an EVAL layer of just a few microns is enough to provide an amazingly effective gas and aroma barrier, to protect the quality of packaged goods. Like food or cosmetics or vitamins. Even the fuel in a car.

EVAL™'s barrier properties give more performance per thickness than any conventional polymer, and the barrier function works in both directions. Value, quality, flavour and CO2 are locked inside. Oxygen, odours and contamination like MOSH/MOAH are kept outside where they belong.

Kuraray is the world's first and largest producer of EVOH plastic raw materials, sold as granules for coextrusion and coinjection, or as monolayer films for lamination.

EVAL™ is a registered trademark of Kuraray Co., Ltd.


21 May 2018


HOUSTON – Officials with Kuraray America, Inc. confirm that a fire occurred at the company’s EVAL™ facility in Pasadena, Texas, at the corner of Choate Road and Bay Area Boulevard at approximately 10:22 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May more »

1 November 2017

EVAL™ EVOH resin price increase announcement

Effective December 1, 2017read more »

4 October 2017

Kuraray presents High Performance Plastics for efficient Processing

Specialty chemicals producer Kuraray is exhibiting its new polymer Septon Bio along with Hybrar, EVAL™ EVOH, GENESTAR™ PA9T and new Mowiflex at Fakuma, Booth B1-1221 in Hall more »