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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.


MELFIL™ Water-soluble filament for the fused deposition modeling (FDM)


NIPPON GOHSEI has developed a new water-soluble filament, MELFIL™, for fused deposition modeling (FDM), leveraging the expertise of our company’s highly specialised polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH) technology.

MELFIL™ is used as the support material for the dual extruder/dual head type of 3D printer. MELFIL™ can easily be removed in cold water with no need to use any harmful solvents. In addition to stable printability and excellent adhesion to ABS, PLA, PET-G, Nylon etc, MELFIL™ also has very low shrink properties.



  • Excellent stability while printing
  • Outstanding heat stability and lower shrinkage
  • Exceptional adhesion to ABS, PLA, PET-G. Nylon etc
  • Easily removed by cold water

Printing condition

  • Product Name: MELFIL™
  • Color: Slightly yellow
  • Diameter: 1.75±0.07mm, 2.85mm (provisional grade)
  • Compatible Resin: PLA, ABS, PET-G and Nylon
  • Made in JAPAN


Click here to download the English MELFIL Brochure 2016