Kuralon PVA Fibers for Papermaking Applications

General Characteristics

‘KURALON’ is a synthetic fiber made from polyvinyl alcohol polymer, which is normally a water soluble polymer. By use of a special spinning technology, Kuraray is able to supply both water soluble and water insoluble KURALON fibers for paper industry. Water soluble types work as a binder in the paper making process, and water insoluble types work as subject material or the matrix of paper. Water soluble types can be provided over a range of dissolving temperatures. The general characteristics that make PVA useful in papermaking applications include:

Standard Types of KURALON PVA Fiber for Papermaking

TypeProduct
Number
DenierDiameter
(µm)
Dissolving T
in water (°C)
Cut length
(mm)
Subject fiberVPB0330.36>1002
VPB0530.572, 3
VPB1021.011993, 5
VPB1031.011>1003, 5
VPB2032.0156
VPB3033.0187, 9
Binder fiberVPB0410.46803
VPB0710.79
VPB1012.6174
VPB105-11.01170
VPB105-260

Typical Applications


All of the above products are produced at the Kuraray Tamashima plant, which is approved to ISO9002 quality certifications.

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