Kuraray Co. Ltd. has announced plans to increase the production capacity of ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, EVAL,within its subsidiary, Kuraray America Inc. The plant, located in Pasadena, Texas, reportedly will increase their capacity by 11,000 tons per year with planned operations to commence in the summer of 2018.

“In addition to expanding EVAL production within the U.S., this announcement also represents a $75 million investment towards the Bayport community,” said Robert Armstrong, plant manager. “With the recent opening of the Kuraray Poval plant and the consideration of enhancing current VAM production, Kuraray continues to further their commitment to southeast Texas.”

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