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.
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.