News and stories about MonoSol
2018 News
01.17.18

Laundry packets are made to clean clothes. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance.

2017 News
12.22.17

Local employers named some of ‘Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’

MonoSol, the Merrillville-based company that makes the dissolvable film for Tide Pods, and area employers Aldi and Arby’s were recognized as one of the National Association for Business Resources’s “Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.”

12.20.17
MonoSol Employees

MonoSol Among Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2017

Marks second consecutive year company has earned honor MERRILLVILLE, Ind., December 20, 2017 – MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, has been named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the nation in 2017 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This is the second consecutive year the company has applied for and earned […] Read more

12.13.17
MonoSol Water-Soluble Packaging - Protein

MonoSol Water-Soluble Film Manufacturing Plant Earns NSF Certification

“Achieving this rigorous certification is a testament to our ongoing commitment to manufacturing excellence and, more specifically, our dedication to those customers who require that their supply chain for food products meet NSF Guideline 229,” said P. Scott Bening, president and chief executive officer, MonoSol LLC. “Our customers choose pre-portioned packets made with dissolvable films, […] Read more

12.11.17
MonoSol Water-Soluble Packaging - Protein

MonoSol Water-Soluble Film Manufacturing Plant Earns NSF Certification

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., December 11, 2017 – MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, is pleased to announce its water-soluble film manufacturing plant in Portage, Indiana, has been awarded NSF International Certification Guideline 229, Functional Foods. This certification verifies the facility operates in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that are consistent with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) […] Read more

12.06.17

Sustainable Concepts

MonoSol’s water-soluble film is used to make unit-dose pods of shaving cream that dissolve with water. Created with Pacific Shaving Company, this packaging evolution replaces bulky cans and tubes and leaves no waste.

11.17.17

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, introduced products in single doses enveloped by water-soluble film. Personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, toothpaste, shaving gels and other products are available in small pouches. These, the company says, eliminate product waste and recycling costs. Similarly, the company featured premeasured, sealed packages for cooking. The entire […] Read more

11.08.17
Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Mini's

MonoSol Team Recognised for Innovative Use of Water-Soluble Film in Personal Care Market

MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, is proud to announce its New Business and Innovations team was inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana on October 26, 2017. The team was recognized for helping bring transformational innovation to the personal care market with water-soluble film used to make unit-dose pods of shaving cream that dissolve […] Read more

10.30.17

New members inducted into Society of Innovators

The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana inducted 40 new members during the 13th annual Innovators Induction Ceremony at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on Thursday.

10.30.17
MonoSol New Ventures Team

MonoSol Team Inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana

MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, is proud to announce its New Business and Innovations team was inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana during its 13th Annual Innovators Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 26.

10.27.17
MonoSol New Ventures Team

MonoSol Team Inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., October 27, 2017 – MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, is proud to announce its New Business and Innovations team was inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana during its 13th Annual Innovators Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 26. “Our New Business and Innovations team is a small, yet creative group of individuals […] Read more

10.06.17

Water-soluble Film Changes Shaving

Single Use Shaving Cream Minis deliver shaving cream in a pod that dissolves with water in your palm to provide a moisturizing lather. Innovation from Pacific Shaving, San Francisco, California, is shaking up the wall of cans and tubes in the personal care aisle of Target stores nationwide.

10.05.17
Hobart Middle School Students, MonoSol, Manufacturing Day 2017

MonoSol Welcomes Hobart Middle School Students for Manufacturing Day

MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, welcomed more than 30 students and staff from Hobart Middle School to its state-of-the-art production plant – the DuneLand facility – in Portage, Indiana, on October 3, to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, an initiative organized by the National Association of Manufacturers to connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure the […] Read more

10.04.17
Hobart Middle School Students Tour MonoSol for Manufacturing Day

MonoSol Welcomes Hobart Middle School Students for Manufacturing Day

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., October 4, 2017 – MonoSol, a Kuraray Division, welcomed more than 30 students and staff from Hobart Middle School to its state-of-the-art production plant – the DuneLand facility – in Portage, Indiana, on October 3, to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, an initiative organized by the National Association of Manufacturers to connect with future generations […] Read more

09.18.17
MonoSol CEO P. Scott Bening with the band MonoSoul at the company's annual picnic in downtown Valparaiso.

MonoSol installing new manufacturing lines, hiring 100 workers

09.14.17

MonoSol’s Employee Appreciation Picnic

07.20.17
MonoSol PVA water-soluble film

Dissolvable Pods May Be the Future of Beauty Product Packaging

06.28.17
Single-dose shaving cream pods

These New Shaving Cream Pods Are Pretty Epic

03.24.17
Shaving cream water-soluble pod

One shave per pod convenience

03.17.17
Shaving cream water-soluble pod

Zero-waste shaving cream pods are convenient and travel friendly

03.13.17
NWI - welder

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

02.21.17
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

02.13.17

Water-soluble pods get personal with shaving cream Minis

02.13.17
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

02.09.17
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

01.31.17
MonoSol facility

MonoSol Adding Jobs

01.30.17
Clean the World packathon

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

01.24.17
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
10.25.16
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

09.21.16
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

07.14.16

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

06.28.16
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

04.19.16

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

02.09.16
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

01.21.16

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

01.19.16

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

2012 News
02.13.12
Hot chocolate, drink stick, and oatmeal. | Photo by Thomas Liggett

MonoSol Creates Innovative Dissolvable Packaging To Combat Waste

Single-serve drink mixes and individually wrapped foods are a boon for landfill enthusiasts. Dissolvable-packaging maker MonoSol has a fix. Can you stomach it?