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Kuraray agreed to acquire MonoSol

May 23/2012

(kuraray) -- Kuraray Co., ( Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) has agreed to acquire MonoSol, LLC., a U.S. based manufacturer of polyvinyl alcohol  film, in support of Kuraray's strategy to expand its "Vinyl Acetate Chemical Chains Business" which is one of the core businesses of Kuraray, and has reached an agreement with MonoSol Holdco, LLC, the parent company of MonoSol, regarding this transaction.

MonoSol is a leading manufacturer of poval films for various industrial applications such as packaging films for unit dose detergent products as well as agrochemicals and dyes, mold-release films for synthetic marble and so on.

Through this acquisition, Kuraray will expand its product offering of poval films into a wider range of industrial applications. Kuraray currently supplies poval film for optical-uses including a polarizing film, which is an essential component of liquid crystal displays. MonoSol manufactures complementary film products.

Kuraray will accelerate the expansion and development of its global "Vinyl Acetate Chemical Chains Business" through organic collaboration among Japan, U.S., Europe and Asia. The transaction is subject to formal approval by the regulatory authorities.

 


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, packaging.
Category:General News
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