Kuraray America Inc. recently announced the opening of a $300 million, 81-acre, greenfield Kuraray Poval plant in Pasadena, Texas.

The new plant reportedly will produce 40,000 metric tons of PVOH annually and employ nearly 100 employees: 54 Kuraray employees and 40 contract personnel.

“With the opening of our new Kuraray Poval plant, we are providing additional, needed supply to our customers around the world,” said George Avdey, president and CEO. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication to safety of our Kuraray employees in opening this plant, we can offer product from around the world, further enhancing our global resources and supply.”

For more information, visit www.kuraray-poval.com