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K 2019 - The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Our Global Sales & Marketing and Technical Team will be available in OA Hall 4 / 04.1 under the name of Mitsubishi Chemical and will be pleased to discuss many of our products.

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.


GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is the brand name of NIPPON GOHSEI's Polyvinyl alcohol. It is a water soluble synthetic resin with excellent adhesive strength, film formability and chemical stability.

Since its foundation in 1927, The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co Ltd, or Nippon Gohsei, has been committed to developing a diverse range of special brand products through its unique know-how in research and process technologies. As a result, GOHSENOL™ products are now highly respected and used in a wide range of application areas, providing indispensable support to the technologies of the future. GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is manufactured under a strict quality management system conforming to the ISO 9001 standard in order to meet  the needs and requirements of our customers.



GOHSENOL™ EG (PVOH/PVA) Pharmaceutical - Pills GOHSENOL™ EG (PVOH/PVA) Pharmaceutical - Eyedropper GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) Applications

GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) EG series are used as excipients such as granulation binders, binding agents and coatings thanks to the following unique properties.

  • High purity
  • Excellent film forming & film strength
  • High moisture & gas barrier
  • Binding capability
  • Chemical stability


GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) EG series complies with the excipient of

  • European Pharmacopoeia (EP)
  • United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)
  • Japanese Pharmaceutical Excipients (JPE)
  • US Drug master file: No. 26119

Our production facilities, manufacturing process, and quality system are managed in compliance with our self-imposed-standard conforming GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). 



Adhesives & Emulsions

GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) Adhesives and Emulsions

GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is widely used as a paper surface treating resin. Coatings formulated with GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) enhance a paper's glossiness,  printability and resistance to solvents and oils. 

Our specialty PVOH/PVA, GOHSENX™ Z series can also provide water resistance thanks to it's ability to be cross-link. Our GOHSENX™ L series, which has superb dispersability, is also widely used as a colour developer for thermal recording paper and as a pigment dispersant.

GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is widely used as a binder and thickener for adhesives thanks to it's excellent physical and chemical characteristics. In addition, GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA), thanks to it's excellent surface activity and protective colloid, is also used as an emulsifying and dispersing agent for acrylic and vinyl acetate monomers, as well as an inorganic pigment stabiliser.


GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) PVC Suspension agent



GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is widely used as a dispersing stabiliser for the suspension polymerization of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM). The surface active performance in relation to Vinyl monomers can be optimised by selecting the appropriate grade of GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) characterized by its polymerisation and saponification degree.

GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is used widely in the cosmetics industry, for example, as a film forming agent for peel off packs, and as an emulsifier and thickener for lotions. NIPPON GOHSEI, can also offer for other products for cosmetics applications. For example, our newly developed  amorphous PVOH/PVA, Nichigo G-Polymer™, can provide excellent retention properties for hair styling formulations.


GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) Agriculture



Agriculture is another typical application for GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA). For example, fertiliser sticks for flowers and foliage plants are produced using GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) as a binder.

In addition, GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) can be used for the aggregation of field and horticultural soils, protecting sloping grounds from erosion and supporting the growth of lawn grass.

GOHSENOL™(PVOH/PVA) has a wide range of other applications including:

  • Textiles: Warp sizing (Spun & filament yarn), Finishing agent
  • Water soluble products: Automotive, Electronic & Toy Industries, Detergent films
  • Glass: Raw material of derivatives (PVB)
  • Coatings: Gas barrier films and Coatings for Food Packaging, Paper and Industrial films