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12. March 2010

Arkema to distribute Chang Chun Petrochemicals' EVOH

Arkema is cooperating with Taiwanese chemicals manufacturer Chang Chun Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. to distribute its Evasin EVOH copolymers. Evasin will be marketed alongside Arkema’s Orevac and Lotader binders. The agreement grants Arkema an exclusive distributorship for Evasin EVOH in Europe.

EVOH (ethylene-vinyl alcohol) is a speciality copolymer with very high barrier properties to gas (oxygen, carbon dioxide), aromatics and hydrocarbons as well as very good transparency and processability. It is used for multilayer film for food packaging, automotive fuel tank and heating pipe markets.
Chang Chun Petrochemicals is one of the largest Taiwanese chemical manufacturers (2008 sales: USD4.5billion). The company employs close to 7,000 staff in plant sites and offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK.

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