Market Share


World Market Share: Number 1 Share 65% *Kuraray estimate

This functional resin forms a film that is the most effective gas barrier of any plastic. Because it shuts out oxygen, protecting anything wrapped in it from deterioration, it is suitable as a packaging material for mayonnaise, ketchup, and a broad range of other foods. Demand is also expanding in other fields. EVAL is used to make plastic gasoline tanks, as it prevents leakage of evaporated hydrocarbons and contributes to the reduction of vehicle weight. In the field of construction, EVAL pipes are used as a substitute for metal pipes in floor heating systems.

Food packaging application:
Use of EVAL as an inner layer within plastic provides
the same gas barrier capability as glass or metal.

Automobile fuel tanks:
Prevents leakage of evaporated hydrocarbons
in automobile plastic fuel tanks.