Product Information

Water-soluble thermoplastic material

Plastics/Polymers Vinyl Acetate Derivatives

MOWIFLEX™

General name
Polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer compound for thermoplastic processing
Examples

MOWIFLEX™ is Kuraray’s polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer compound for thermoplastic processing. MOWIFLEX™ is a nontoxic, biodegradable, water-soluble resin that forms clear, glossy films. It has high tensile strength and can be processed using conventional thermoplastic technologies (blown film extrusion, injection molding, 3D printing, etc.).

Applications

Barrier film

Food packaging/casings

Water-soluble film/packaging

Injection molding

3D printing (water-soluble support material)

Characteristics

Soluble

Biodegradable

Excellent film strength

Thermoplastically processable

Standard grades and properties

MOWIFLEX™ – MOWIFLEX™ series

Grade Solubility MFI (g/10 min.) Tg (ºC) (a) Tm (ºC) (a) Hygroscopicity (%) Density (g/cm3)
C 17 25ºC/3-6min 14-20(b) 50-60 165-175 4 1.25
C 30 25ºC/3-6min 20-40(b) 25 170 7
C 500T 25ºC/<3min 6-10(c) 41 164 5 1.3

a) The glass transition temperature (Tg) and melting point (Tm) are the second measured values when a 10℃/minute temperature increase is done twice as measured by DSC.
b) 190 ºC, 21.6 kg
c) 190 ºC, 2.16 kg

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Poval Resin Sales Management Department,
Poval Resin Division
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Ote Center Building, 1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan
Tel.: +81-3-6701-1451
Fax.: +81-3-6701-1460