Kuraray showcases EVAL films for packaging at Plastivision

Kuraray has the technical centers in Houston, Antwerp and Singapore

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Fourth from left: Sachin Gangal, country head, Kuraray. Photo PSA

Addressing the need to avoid food waste post harvest, Gangal also discussed hermetic bags, which are basically special type of bags with tight seal and modified atmospheric gases. These bags contain EVAL layer, which acts as an oxygen barrier and helps reduce wastage due to insect infestation during storage of food grains and pulses. Kuraray is the first company in the world to produce and commercialize EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) copolymer, a high functionality resin which later came to be called EVAL. Today, Kuraray has technical centers in Houston (USA), Antwerp (Belgium) and Singapore.