March 18, 2022

HOUSTON – Kuraray announces the decision to increase the prices of all EVOH products in the Americas (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer) Kuraray trademark: EVAL™ and service products (ETC & GF) by $0.60/kg for shipments commencing April 1, 2022, or as contracts allow.

This price increase is in response to continued escalations in global supply chain costs including raw materials and utilities.

Customers will be contacted directly and provided with specific price details by their account managers.

Kuraray sincerely appreciates your continued support and partnership.

About Kuraray

Founded in 1926, Japan-based Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, including resins, chemical, fibers, and textiles. It was the first entity in the world to bring ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) polymers to market. The company operates 19 subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, TX. The U.S. division is a world leader in barrier polymer material with products like EVAL™ EVOH and Plantic™, a bio-based polymer with high barrier properties. For more information, visit

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