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Arkema to distribute Chang Chun Petrochemicals EVOH

Published on 2009-11-12. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema is joining forces with Taiwanese chemicals manufacturer Chang Chun Petrochemicals Co. Ltd to distribute its Evasin® EVOH copolymers. EVOH (Ethylene - Vinyl Alcohol) is a high barrier polymer used in multilayer film for food Packaging, Automotive and Construction applications. Evasin® is to be marketed alongside Arkema's Orevac® and Lotader® binders.

This worldwide agreement grants in particular Arkema as exclusive distributorship for Evasin® EVOH in Europe. EVOH is a specialty copolymer with very high barrier properties to gas (oxygen, carbon dioxide), aromatics and hydrocarbons. These characteristics, together with excellent transparency and good processability, have made this the reference product among barrier polymers, in particular for multilayer food packaging, automotive fuel tank and heating pipe markets. Chang Chun Petrochemicals is the world's 3rd largest EVOH producer.

Arkema features among the major players in functional polyolefins with its Orevac® and Lotader® brands. They are used in particular as binders for multilayer barrier structures. By providing a binder polymer/barrier polymer global package to food packaging manufacturers and film processors, Arkema offers a unique entry point for its customers, including enhanced technical and commercial support.

Chang Chun Petrochemicals Co.Ltd is one of the largest Taiwanese chemicals manufacturer (2008 sales: $4.5 billion) with a strong activity in intermediates, epoxys, aromatics, and particularly Vinyl Acetate (VAM), Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), and Ethylene - Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) copolymers. Chang Chun Group employs close to 7,000 staff in plant sites and offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and UK.$

A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema consists of three businesses: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Arkema reports sales of 5.6 billion euros. Arkema has 15,000 employees in over 40 countries and six research centers located in France, the United States and Japan. With internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.

Source: Arkema

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