Kuraray Poval™ is the brand name of Kuraray’s globally produced polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH). Kuraray Poval™ features an extremely wide-ranging field of applications. Kuraray Poval™ LV grades are specially developed for the cosmetics industry and are used for peel off masks, mascara, sunscreen or shampoos. Thanks to their particularly low methanol (MeOH) content below 0,3% ex Germany and even below 0.1% ex Japan, they are particularly environmentally friendly and safe to use.


  • Film former
  • Adhesion promoter
  • Encapsulator
  • Emulsifier
  • Lubricant
  • Viscosity controller

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