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EVAL™ pipe grades: 1st EVOH to comply with Long Thermal Heat Stability requirements according to DIN 4726:2017 obtained at KIWA Netherlands BV

14 December 2018

Kuraray EVAL Europe NV, worldwide market leader for development and sales of EVOH (Ethylene and Vinyl Alcohol copolymer), is the first EVOH supplier in the market to comply with Thermal Heat Stability requirements according to DIN4726: 2017.

KWD-globalpipe announced on 14 Dec 2018 that the Thermal stability of all commercial EVAL™ pipe grade resins are complying with the DIN4726:2017 (clause 4.1.1) by having a thermal stability (as determined via Annex B of DIN4726) for heating applications up to 50 years of lifetime at elevated temperatures conform the temperature profile classes of ISO 10508 : classes 4+5.

Kuraray EVAL Europe NV is offering a broad range of EVAL™ pipe grade. Kuraray worked together with KIWA Netherlands BV in Apeldoorn (NL) which is an independent and certified accredited lab appointed by DINCERTCO to make the test and declare the conformity according DIN 4726:2017.

DIN4726:2017 (clause 4.1.1 – Thermal stability of Oxygen barrier layer materials) standard is describing the testing method and evaluation method for Warm Water Surface heating system and radiator connecting system – plastic piping system and multilayer pipe systems.

Declaration of conformities are available by contacting the team of EVAL™ EVOH specialists that assist product and market development with support from our European Technical Centre near Antwerp, Belgium.

About Kuraray

Founded in 1926, Kuraray Co., Ltd is a world leader in specialty chemicals, polymers, fibers and textiles. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Kuraray has over 9,000 employees worldwide.

Kuraray has been manufacturing and marketing ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymers (EVOH) under the name EVAL™ since 1972, and remains the world leader in EVOH production and market development. EVAL™ is one of Kuraray's core businesses and is produced globally in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. The sales and technical development of EVAL™ is supported by specialised local teams in each region.

In Europe Kuraray operates the region's largest EVOH production site, with a capacity of 35,000 tons per year in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp), Belgium.