News and stories about MonoSol
2017 News
MonoSol PVA water-soluble film

Dissolvable Pods May Be the Future of Beauty Product Packaging

Single-dose shaving cream pods

These New Shaving Cream Pods Are Pretty Epic

Shaving cream water-soluble pod

One shave per pod convenience

Shaving cream water-soluble pod

Zero-waste shaving cream pods are convenient and travel friendly

NWI - welder

NWI companies innovate, whether revolutionizing laundry or working with Elon Musk

Clean the World packathon

MonoSol Hosts Clean the World Pack-a-Thon for Local Charities

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., February 21, 2017 – MonoSol, LLC, a Kuraray Division and the world leader in water-soluble film technology best known for its film used in detergent unit dose products, is helping clean the world in a different way. Partnering with Clean the World, a non-profit enterprise dedicated to saving lives by distributing recycled soaps […] Read more


Water-soluble pods get personal with shaving cream Minis

C. Herrmanns, Sr. Vice President

MonoSol Names New Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., February 14, 2017 – MonoSol, LLC, the water soluble film division of Kuraray, has promoted Christian Herrmanns to serve as senior vice president of marketing and sales. In this role, Herrmanns will report to P. Scott Bening, MonoSol’s president and CEO, and will lead the company’s global marketing and sales initiatives for water-soluble […] Read more

Single-dose shaving cream pods

MonoSol and Pacific Shaving Company Change the Face of Shaving with Water-Soluble Minis

New shaving cream Minis made with water-soluble film dissolve in water for a convenient shave SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and MERRILLVILLE, Ind., February 9, 2017 – The newest innovation in shaving cream, introduced by Pacific Shaving Company, is shaking up the wall of cans and tubes in the personal care aisle. The new Single-Use Shaving Cream […] Read more

MonoSol facility

MonoSol Adding Jobs

Clean the World packathon

MonoSol to hire 60 for jobs that pay up to $27.93 an hour

MonoSol team

MonoSol Named One of Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2016

January 24, 2017 – MonoSol, a division of Kuraray, has been named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the nation in 2016 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award recognizes organizations that represent best practices in human resources and strong commitments to […] Read more

2016 News
Water-soluble application

MonoSol Introduces New Water-Soluble Film Technology for Personal Care Products and Cosmetics

October 25, 2016 – MonoSol, Kuraray’s WS Film Division and the global technology and innovation leader in water-soluble (WS) delivery systems, introduces new water-soluble film technology for the personal care and cosmetic industries. This food grade, water-soluble film improves convenience by delivering personal care and cosmetic products in easy-to-use, pre-measured pouches. It also offers a […] Read more

Kuraray 90th anniversary

MonoSol Celebrates Parent-Company Kuraray’s 90th Anniversary

Top Left Junichi “Jack” Fujiwara, Vice President – Administration (on left) and P. Scott Bening, President & CEO – MonoSol, GM – Water Soluble Film Division (on right) – Portage, Indiana Facility Top Center Norihisa “Otis” Sato, Marketing and Sales Manager (on left) and Tim Boyle, Senior Vice President – Global Operations (on right) – […] Read more


MonoSol Rx and MonoSol LLC, a Kuraray Company, Announce IP License Agreement MonoSol RX Grants MonoSol LLC Access to Patents for Non-Pharmaceutical Uses

July 14, 2016 – MonoSol Rx LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging its PharmFilm® drug delivery technology to improve patient outcomes and address unmet needs, and MonoSol LLC, the Kuraray Company’s water-soluble film division, announce an agreement through which MonoSol LLC will receive a perpetual license to MonoSol Rx’s intellectual property (IP) for use in […] Read more

food grade ingredient applications

MonoSol Launches New Food Grade Film Application with Dicoisa

June 28, 2016 – MonoSol, the world leader in water-soluble films, announces its newest food grade film customer – Dicoisa. A supplier of color additives based in Mexico City, Dicoisa is using MonoSol’s Vivos® film to package and deliver food colors to processors in Latin America. MonoSol’s film enables operational optimization via portion control by […] Read more


MonoSol Expands Production Capacity with the Opening of DuneLand Facility in Portage, Indiana

April 19, 2016 – MonoSol, the world leader in water-soluble films, announces the opening of its new state-of-the-art production plant – the DuneLand Facility – in Portage, Indiana. The $95 million dollar investment will expand MonoSol’s manufacturing capacity by 15 percent to meet increasing global demand for water-soluble films and unit-dose packaging. “Our business is growing. […] Read more

MonoSol employees

MonoSol Partners with Clean the World to Help the Local Community

MonoSol employees from around the world came together to assemble hundreds of Clean the World hygiene kits, which were donated to local charities Download hi-res photo Joseph Shudick, Trustee of the Ross Township Food Pantry; Donna Smith, Investigator with the Ross Township Food Pantry; Kimberly Stiener, Global Sales Support Manager at MonoSol Kuraray WSF Division; […] Read more


January 29 at ACI: MonoSol Executive previews next big wave in water-soluble unit dose film packaging

Merrillville, Indiana – January 21, 2016 – Anyone familiar with the phenomenal success of unit dose water-soluble film-packaged products in the detergent industry, won’t want to miss the first-ever ACI Innovations & Technologies Showcase on Friday morning, January 29, 2016, during the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Convention at Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida. Specifically, the 7:30-9:00 […] Read more


MonoSol Introduces New Water-Soluble Films for Pool and Spa Chemicals

October 19, 2016 – MonoSol, Kuraray’s WS Film Division and the global technology and innovation leader in water-soluble (WS) delivery systems, introduces new water-soluble film technology for delivering pool and spa chemicals. This Toss n’ Go application achieves exact portion control for each product, eliminates measuring and protects users from harsh chemicals by providing a […] Read more