Kuraray EVAL Europe NV

Keetberglaan 1B-Haven 1087, B-9120 Melsele
Telephone +32 3 2509733
Fax +32 3 2509704

This company is co-exhibitor of
Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH

Hall map

interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 10): stand D63

Fairground map

interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 10


William Reay

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.08  Composite packaging materials based on
  •  Composite material made of plastics

Our products

Product category: Composite material made of plastics

Safe food with EVAL™ EVOH resins and monolayer film by Kuraray

Kuraray's EVAL™ EVOH  at Interpack 2017
A proven barrier against MOSH/MOAH mineral oil migration into food

EVAL™ EVOH provides exceptional protection against the migration of MOSH/MOAH mineral oils and other dangerous substances that can migrate into packaged food, notably from recycled carton board.   EVAL™ offers a proven effective barrier against MOSH and MOAH with a layer thickness of just 4µm in a multilayer structure.  This functional barrier also works against oxygen and gas migration, extending food shelf life and avoiding waste, even as it protects the food from outside contamination.

EVAL™ barrier blocks mineral oil migration from ALL sources – from recycled carton board primary packaging but also from the carton boxes (and any other possible sources) used during shipment and storage.

Recycling multilayer structures – wider opportunities for the use of post-consumer PP waste with EVAL™ EVOH.

Our Hall 10 stand D63 will also highlight recycling of post-consumer PP waste. New trials have again confirmed that multilayer barrier structures with EVAL™ will not disrupt PP recycling streams. In fact, thanks to their use as a functional barrier (as well as an oxygen and aroma barrier), EVAL™ offers new opportunities for the safe use of post-consumer PP-based waste.

Please visit the complete range of Kuraray barrier plastics in the "Save Food" Innovation Park betweens Hall 2 and Hall 3:         
OA South, Stand IPP10

These include:

- EXCEVAL™ water soluble EVOH for solution coating - reliable processing and barrier performance for metallised films.

- PLANTIC™ barrier biopolymer - reduce your packaging footprint even further with compostable renewably sourced packaging.

- KURARISTER™ transparent high barrier retortable films - a clear alternative to AlOx, SiOx and even Al foil.


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About us

Company details

Kuraray Co., Ltd has been manufacturing and marketing ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymers (EVOH) under the name EVAL™ since 1972, and remains the world leader in EVOH production and market development.  Fully-owned Kuraray subsidiary EVAL Europe N.V. near Antwerp, Belgium serves the EMEA market concerning both EVAL™ production and market development.

EVAL™ is one of Kuraray's core businesses and is produced globally in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. The sales and technical development of EVAL™ is supported by specialised local teams in each region.

EVAL™ is commercially available in two forms: resins (plastic granules for coextrusion and coinjection) and monolayer filme (for lamination). The EVAL™ product line provides the world's widest available grade range of EVOH resins and films, preserving quality and avoiding waste in food, medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial packaging. They also help use energy more efficiently and reduce environmental impact in automotive fuel systems, building and construction materials and agricultural films.

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Company data

Sales volume

> 500 Mio US $

Number of employees

> 5000



Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)