September 24, 2022

HOUSTON – Kuraray announces the decision to increase the prices of all EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer) products globally, Kuraray trademark: EVAL™, Standard and Specialty grades for shipments commencing October 1, 2022 as indicated below:

Region Price increase standard grades Price increase specialty grades
North America, South America US$ 0.40/kg US$ 0.40/kg


This price increase is in response to escalated utility costs and continued elevated raw materials. 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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