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Notification of SoarnoL and Soarlite Price Increase

Tuesday 15th March 2022

The recent geopolitical events have caused a substantial hike in costs especially on energy and fuel. These additional charges are impacting the manufacturing costs of SoarnoL™ EVOH.

Notification of SoarnoL™, Soarlite™ and Soaresin™ Price Increase

Tuesday 1st February 2022

Effective March 1, 2022 Mitsubishi Chemical UK Ltd will increase the selling price for all grades of SoarnoL™, Soarlite™ and Soaresin™ in EMEA.

Capacity Expansion of Hi-Selon™ (Water-Soluble PVA Film)

NIPPON GOHSEI is pleased to confirm it will be expanding the production of Hi-Selon™, a water-soluble plastic film made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH or PVA).

Hi-Selon™ is used mainly for laundry and dishwash (ADW) capsules and tablets, agricultural chemicals, medical services and water pressure transfer printing.

Currently, the Hi-Selon™ production facility is located in our Ogaki plant in Gifu prefecture, Japan. However, we have determined that it is necessary to increase our production capacity in order to meet the growing market demand for our film, and decided to build a new production facility in our Kumamoto plant located in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

Overview of additional facility


The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (NIPPON GOHSEI) Kumamoto Plant. 221, Tsuigome-machi, Uto, Kumamoto 869-0408, Japan.

Scheduled for completion:

Fourth quarter of 2015.

Scheduled for starting production:

First quarter of 2016.

Click here for more information about Hi-Selon™.