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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.

Soarnol Price Increase Announcement - 1st January 2019

Monday 12th November 2018

At Nippon Gohsei, we take pride in providing our customers with highly advanced SoarnoL™ products along with intensive technical support and service.

Capacity Expansion of Hi-Selon™ (Water-Soluble PVA Film)

NIPPON GOHSEI is pleased to confirm it will be expanding the production of Hi-Selon™, a water-soluble plastic film made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH or PVA).

Hi-Selon™ is used mainly for laundry and dishwash (ADW) capsules and tablets, agricultural chemicals, medical services and water pressure transfer printing.

Currently, the Hi-Selon™ production facility is located in our Ogaki plant in Gifu prefecture, Japan. However, we have determined that it is necessary to increase our production capacity in order to meet the growing market demand for our film, and decided to build a new production facility in our Kumamoto plant located in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

Overview of additional facility


The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (NIPPON GOHSEI) Kumamoto Plant. 221, Tsuigome-machi, Uto, Kumamoto 869-0408, Japan.

Scheduled for completion:

Fourth quarter of 2015.

Scheduled for starting production:

First quarter of 2016.

Click here for more information about Hi-Selon™.