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Nippon Gohsei Europe GmbH - A Group Company of Mitsubishi Chemical

Merowingerplatz 1a Life Science Center, 40225 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49 211 3854880
Fax +49 211 38548829

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interpack hall map (Hall 9): stand E14

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interpack fairground map: Hall 9

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 packaging materials based on Plastics

Composite packaging materials based on Plastics

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.02  Packagings
  • 02.02.11  Packagings / Plastic
  •  Packagings / Plastic / Foils

Our products

Product category: Packagings / Plastic / Foils

SoarnoL™ (EVOH)

Ancient wisdom for modern times
Since ancient times people have devised various techniques to preserve freshness and flavour to maintain the natural taste in foods, "wrapping" is one of those techniques. In ancient Japan, bamboo leaves and bark were commonly used to wrap foods. The invention of cans and bottles in the mid-19th century significantly prolonged food life. Today, SoarnoL™ (EVOH) offers innovative food-packaging technology by shutting out oxygen to prevent decomposition and the growth of mold, while maintaining transparency.

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Product category: Packagings / Plastic / Foils

Nichigo G-Polymer™

Amorphous vinyl alcohol resin    

Nichigo G-Polymer™, which can be used to freely control crystallinity and the cohesive power of the noncrystalline part, is the next generation of vinyl alcohol resins.
In addition to outstanding transparency and solvent resistance, through the combination of "low crystallinity" with "high hydrogen bonding strength", which are traits that are ordinarily in conflict, this new material realizes functions that had not been possible with conventional PVOH. These include low melting points, high stretching characteristics and high gas barrier performance, as well as low foaming, aqueous solution stability and emulsification performance.

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Product category: Packagings / Plastic / Foils


GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is the brand name of NIPPON GOHSEI's Polyvinyl alcohol. It is a water soluble synthetic resin with excellent adhesive strength, film formability and chemical stability.

Since its foundation in 1927, The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co Ltd, or Nippon Gohsei, has been committed to developing a diverse range of special brand products through its unique know-how in research and process technologies. As a result, GOHSENOL™ products are now highly respected and used in a wide range of application areas, providing indispensable support to the technologies of the future. GOHSENOL™ (PVOH/PVA) is manufactured under a strict quality management system conforming to the ISO 9001 standard in order to meet  the needs and requirements of our customers.

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Product category: Packagings / Plastic / Foils


GOHSENX™ is a range of advanced polyvinyl alcohol resins which have been modified with a variety of special functions. Examples of such functionality include resistance to water and superior dispersability, enabling the use of GOHSENX™ in demanding applications where the properties of conventional PVOH/PVA resins may not be sufficient. 

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Product category: Packagings / Plastic / Foils

Hi-Selon™: Water-Soluble Film

Water-soluble plastic films developed by a specialist in chemical materials.

Hi-Selon™ is a water-soluble plastic film made from Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH or PVA). It is biodegradable and free from halogens such as chlorine. When disposed of, thanks to its chemical composition, Hi-Selon is broken down into harmless components resulting in much less impact on the environment than ordinary plastic films.

This innovative plastic film can enhance safety and convenience in several working environments, from detergents for laundry and dishwash (ADW) capsules and tablets, agricultural chemicals, medical services and water pressure transfer printing.

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About us

Company portrait

1926 Established a production technology for the industrialization of acetic acid with acetylene, through joint research by four wood-vinegar-manufacturing companies.

1927 Established Nippon Gohsei Kagaku Kenkyusho through the tie-up of the four manufacturing companies. Started construction on the Ogaki Plant in Ogaki city, Gifu Prefecture.

1928 Changed the company's name to the Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., succeeded in industrialization of the first organic composition acetic acid in Japan, and in the following year, started construction on a hydration tower to greatly reinforce the capabilities of the company.

1939 Decided on a production base of acetone butanol (by consistency from carbide) in Uto city, Kumamoto Prefecture, and started construction of the Kumamoto Plant.

1958 Invested in Taisei Kayaku Co., Ltd.

1960 Started production of glyoxal and ketene derivatives at the Ogaki Plant. Established Ogaki Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Ogaki Plant Motoima) under joint management, mainly for the manufacturing of downstream products.

1963 Cooperated with Mitsubishi Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation) for material conversion of petrochemicals and decided on proceeding to the Mizushima lndustrial Complex in Okayama Prefecture, established Mizushima Gohsei Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Mizushima Plant.) under joint management, and in the following year, started the production of acetic acid and ethyl acetate with acetaldehyde. Consigned the production of Hi-Selon (water-soluble PVOH film) to Kansai Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.

1965 Decided on financial participation in Kansai Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.

1971 Merged with Mizushima Gohsei Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. Relocated the Central Research Laboratory to Ibaraki city, Osaka.

1972 Established Tokai Resin Co., Ltd. (currently Ogaki Plant Kamiya), and in the following year, started production of Hi-Selon.

1987 Established the U.S. sales office NIPPON GOHSEI (U.S.A.) Co., Ltd.

1994 Planned the U.S. business development for SOARNOL and purchased a plant in Houston, Texas from E.I. DuPont Nemours & Company. Established NOLTEX L.L.C. under joint management.

1996 Established the North American sales company SOARUS L.L.C. for SOARNOL under joint management. Establish NIPPON GOHSEI Europe GmbH, Sales and Technical Centre Europe, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2001 Established NIPPON GOHSEI UK Ltd. for manufacturing SoarnoL™.

2004 Started production of SoarnoL™ in the U.K. Acquired all shares in Clariant Polymer Co., Ltd. (Nichigo-Mowinyl Co., Ltd.) and made it a subsidiary.

2005 Merged with Ogaki Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. Founded Functional Film Development Center at Ogaki.

2006 Established NIPPON GOHSEI Shanghai Office in China and it became affiliated company in 2010

2009 Merged with Nichigo-Mowinyl Co., Ltd.

2010 Established NIPPON GOHSEI (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Bangkok, Thailand.

Company data

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