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Nippon Gohsei to launch NC EVOH

News International-French

19 Mar 2012

Nippon Gohsei of Japan to announce the commercial launch of the first ever EVOH/clay composite, made using Nanobiomatter’s O2Block Barrier clay additive

The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Nippon Gohsei) announced that it will officially launch the first of a series of EVOH/specialty clay composites.  Late last year it was announced that Nippon Gohsei had entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement with the Spanish company Nanobiomatters Industries S.L. for the exclusive use of its O2Block Barrier additive in EVOH composites. O2Block Barrier is Nanobiomatter’s proprietary clay-based additive designed to dramatically improve the barrier properties of various polymers such as EVOH. 
Nippon Gohsei is marketing their EVOH clay composite products using O2Block Barrier under the “SoarnoL NC” series trade name.  The first commercial grade of this series to be officially launched is SoarnoLTM NC7003, a fully formulated grade based on 29 ethylene content EVOH.  Data showing the notable improvement in barrier over conventional EVOH, especially at high humidities.  Nippon Gohsei plans to introduce additional grades based on different ethylene content EVOH later this year.
Nanobiomatters has also developp other product ranges, most importantly being the unique silver-based BactiBlock products suitable for antimicrobial surface protection of a wide range of polymers.
About Nippon Gohsei:
Nippon Gohsei, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a specialty resin and fine chemical manufacturer.  Their specialty resin product line includes SoarnoL EVOH, Gohsenol, PVOH, and Shikoh UV curable resins. SoarnoL resins are marketed in the Americas by Soarus L.L.C., headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, and in Europe by Nippon Gohsei Europe, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany.
About Nanobiomatters:
Nanobiomatters, headquartered in Valencia, Spain is a materials science company that specializes in engineered clay based additives.  In addition to O2Block Barrier, their product line includes other specialty additives such as Bactiblock Antimicrobial and O2Block Scavenger.


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