Today, SoarnoL™ represents yet another revolution in preserving food flavor and freshness, offering innovative food-packaging technology that shuts out oxygen to prevent spoilage while maintaining the fragrance and flavor of the food. SoarnoL™ also has excellent transparency, helping to ensure that the food is beautifully presented.

SoarnoL™ exhibits excellent barrier properties not only for oxygen but for a variety of other gases. It also has excellent chemical and oil resistance that enable it to be used for a wide variety of other non-food applications, such as the plastic fuel tanks for automobiles, that have come to be used in recent years. Since SoarnoL™ is composed primarily of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, it emits no toxic gases when burned, which has attracted a great deal of attention as an environmentally safe material.

Nippon Gohsei conducts research ceaselessly in an effort to explore the potential of SoarnoL™ in order to meet additional customer needs and provide the seeds for your future growth.

Printability
Fragrance Preservation
Antistatic Poperties
Oil Resistance
High Transparency
Solvent Resistance
Wheather-ability
Gas Barrier
Luster
Solvent Barrier
Environmental Preservation Performance

What Is Soarnol?

SoarnoL™ is the trade name of ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH), developed by Nippon Gohsei through years of research.
SoarnoL™ combines the gas barrier properties, oil resistance, and transparency of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) with the water resistance, extrudability, and other properties of ethylene components.

Quality

SoarnoL™ is manufactured by Noltex L.L.C. in the state of Texas in the United States, the Mizushima Site in Okayama, Japan and Nippon Gohsei UK Ltd. Each manufacturing plant has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the manufacture of SoarnoL™, and produces high quality resin that meets advancing and diversifying user needs.

Safety

In terms of molecular structure, SoarnoL™ is composed primarily of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, and when burned it emits primarily carbon dioxide and water vapor. It does not include harmful components that produce dioxins or other environmentally damaging substances. Furthermore, its combustion heat is only half that of polyethylene, helping to reduce the burden on incinerators and provide increased service life.

As a result of these features, SoarnoL™ can be looked upon as environmentally friendly.

Recommended Grades

Ethylene content
29 mol%

Density
1.21 g/cm3

Melting point *1
188 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
163 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
62 deg C

MFR *2
8 g/10 min

OTR *3
0.2 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 2 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Cast film / Extrusion Coating

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
29 mol%

Density
1.21 g/cm3

Melting point *1
188 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
163 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
62 deg C

MFR *2
8 g/10 min

OTR *3
0.2 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 2 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Blown Film / Bottle

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
32 mol%

Density
1.19 g/cm3

Melting point *1
183 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
160 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
61 deg C

MFR *2
12 g/10 min

OTR *3
0.3 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 3 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Cast Film / Add Extrusion Coating / Injection Molding

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
32 mol%

Density
1.19 g/cm3

Melting point *1
183 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
160 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
61 deg C

MFR *2
3.2 g/10 min

OTR *3
0.3 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 3 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Blown film / Sheet / Bottle

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
38 mol%

Density
1.17 g/cm3

Melting point *1
173 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
152 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
58 deg C

MFR *2
8 g/10 min

OTR *3
0.7 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 7 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Cast Film / Extrusion Coating

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
38 mol%

Density
1.17 g/cm3

Melting point *1
173 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
152 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
58 deg C

MFR *2
4.0 g/10 min

OTR *3
0.7 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 7 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Blown film /Sheet

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
44 mol%

Density
1.14 g/cm3

Melting point *1
164 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
144 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
55 deg C

MFR *2
12.0 g/10 min

OTR *3
1.5 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 15 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Cast Film / Extrusion Coating

TDS

SDS

Ethylene content
44 mol%

Density
1.14 g/cm3

Melting point *1
164 deg C

Crystalization temp. *1
144 deg C

Glass transition temp. *1
55 deg C

MFR *2
3.5 g/10 min

OTR *3
1.5 cc.20µm/m2.day.atm 15 cm3.20µm/m2.24hrs.MPa

Manufacturing process
Blown film /Sheet

TDS

SDS

The oxygen barrier properties of SoarnoL depend on ethylene content and humidity. The most suitable grade for a given purpose can be determined according to application and manufacturing process. Please contact us for suitable recommendations.

Processing

Information on processing technology of SoarnoL™ is shown in the following.




Regulatory

All SoarnoL™ grades do not contain heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, or any toxic substances.
SoarnoL™ standard grades comply with the following food law regulations:

Japan

Japan

Ministry of Health and Welfare Announcement No.370(Dec. 28, 1959)

Its Latest Amendment No.18(Jan. 31, 1994)

Self-Restrictive Requirements on Food-Contacting Articles

Made of Polyolefins and Certain Polymers

U.S.A.

USA

FDA 21 CFR 177.1360(a)(3) and 175.105

EU

EU

Commission Regulation(EU) No 10/2011
and its amendments

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