Kuraray to Exhibit Numerous Product Lines at EXPO PACK

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kuraray’s EVAL™, KURARAY POVAL™, and MonoSol® technology businesses will
be exhibiting together at EXPO PACK Mexico 2018 in Mexico City, México,
June 5-8.

At the show, the company will highlight three main product lines:
Kuraray’s EVAL™ ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) for flexible and retort
packaging; the use of KURARAY POVAL™ polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) in the
food and beverage industry; and MonoSol® water-soluble film in the
cosmetics and personal care industry.

“We at Kuraray look forward to EXPO PACK Mexico every year. It is an
ideal setting providing direct access to a large number of players in
the Latin American packaging industry. At the show, visitors will see
how our portfolio of unique resins and films provide the barrier
properties in packaging that extend product shelf-life, preserve flavor
and nutritional value, as well as reduce overall waste. Kuraray’s
advances in new technology and application development offer new and
exciting opportunities to fuel growth,” said Juan Umaña, Manager, Latin
America Sales Manager for Kuraray’s EVAL™ EVOH Division.

On Thursday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. the Mexican Association of Packaging
will feature a presentation from Kuraray spotlighting EVAL™ EVOH resin.
Emilio Morales, technical service and development engineer, will give an
overview of market trends and the advances in retortable packaging in
the processed products industry. Retort packaging is a unique form of
SUP and pouches used for cook-in-a-bag meals and sides, such as soups,
rice, sauces, and pasta dishes.

EXPO PACK Mexico 2018 will be the largest packaging and processing show
in Mexico in 2018, highlighting the latest solutions in Packaging and
Processing Machinery, Materials, Containers and other related goods and
services. Attendees will include packaging and processing professionals
from a wide range of industries, including food, beverage,
pharmaceutical, personal care, and more.

To learn more about Kuraray’s product portfolio, visit Booth 832 during
the show or www.kuraray.us.com.

About Kuraray

Founded in 1926 in Kurashiki, Japan, Kuraray is a world leader in
performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies,
including resins, chemical, fibers, and textiles. The company operates
many subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc.,
headquartered in Houston. For more information, visit www.kuraray.us.com.


Jennifer Murphy, 936-328-7940