Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH)

Discovered in 1924 by a Nobel Laureate, polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) resin was  developed and commercialized three decades later by Japanese chemical manufacturer, Kuraray. It first gained notoriety in 1989 when PVOH film was used to package pesticides in unit-dose, water-soluble pouches that protected farmers from accidental chemical exposure. This concept then revolutionized the cleaning industry, where single-use laundry and dishwasher detergent packets and tablets  offered consumers significantly improved convenience, safety and sustainability.

Apr, 16, 2020

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