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Kuraray Aquires U.S. Manufacturer of PVOH Film

8:33 AM MDT | July 25, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Kuraray says it today completed the previously announced acquisition of MonoSol (Merrillville, IN), a manufacturer of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film, for an undisclosed amount. Plans for the acquisition were first announced last May. MonoSol is a leading manufacturer of PVOH films for industrial applications such as packaging films for unit dose detergent products, agchems, and dyes, as well as mold-release films for synthetic marble, Kuraray says. MonoSol, which was established in 1953, has production facilities at Portage, IN; La Porte, IN; and...

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