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Kuraray to Exhibit at ProPak Asia 2018
— Asia’s Largest Processing and Packaging Trade Fair

June 6, 2018
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito) will exhibit at ProPak Asia 2018, being held from June 13 at the Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand. Kuraray’s materials used mainly as packaging solutions will be on display. They include EVAL, a high barrier copolymer, and PLANTIC film, a bio-based high barrier film.

1.Exhibits content

EVAL Resins

A functional resin with excellent barrier properties against the permeation of gasses-the highest level among existing plastics. The resin has a wide range of applications including food packaging materials, cosmetics, pharmaceutical containers and automotive gas tanks. EVAL resin extends the shelf life of fresh food as well as trims package weight.

EVAL Film

A monolayer barrier film composed of EVAL resins. In addition to outstanding barrier properties against the permeation of gasses, EVAL film is thermoformable, has heat-seal properties and can be used for anti-scalping and aroma preservation. Applications include barrier lamination of fresh food trays and prepared food containers, and barrier sealant for pharmaceutical packaging and aroma preservation.

PLANTIC film

A bio-based high barrier film primarily composed of a special source starch. PLANTIC offers enhanced oxygen impermeability and is used as packaging materials for fresh foods, such as meat and fish. Improved food freshness means reduced food loss and waste. PLANTIC contributes to both the food industry and environmental conservation.

Water-Soluble PVA Film

With its tensile strength and biodegradable and flushable properties, Kuraray's Water-Soluble PVA Film is used as individual packaging films for detergents, agrochemicals, and other applications.

2.Overview of the Trade Show and Exhibit

Artist's rendition of the Kuraray booth Artist's rendition of the Kuraray booth

Name ProPak Asia 2018
Dates June 13 (Wed.) to 16 (Sat.)
Location Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
Bangkok, Thailand
Booth number EG01, Hall 106

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