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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.

The impact of the recent earthquake in Kumamoto

The confirmed situation as of 09:00 April 18, 2016.

We have a PVOH plant in Uto city, Kumamoto prefecture.

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

This plant has been under annual shutdown maintenance since March.

We regret having to inform you the plant was damaged by the earthquake on April 16, but as yet we cannot confirm the exact damage. We are not able to approach the site to investigate yet due to ongoing aftershocks. We are also facing logistics difficulties at this time.

We will publish further updates once more information becomes available.

The affected products are Gohsenol, Gohsenx, and Nichigo G-Polymer.

Nippon Gohsei apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.