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New high-strength, water-soluble PVA fiber

Fibers and Textiles/Man-Made Leather/Nonwoven Fabrics/Hook-and-Loop Fasteners Vinyl Acetate Derivatives


General name
New PVA fiber
Sales format
Short-cut fiber, filament, spun yarn, nonwoven fabric, fabric

KURALON K-II™ is a new type of synthetic fiber made of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) based on a new spinning process developed by Kuraray. KURALON K-II™ is available in an insoluble type and a water-soluble type. It has a high strength, low elongation, alkali resistance, and is used as a special cement reinforcing agent, as a reinforcing material in the spinning of natural fibers, and in water-soluble nonwoven fabrics.


High-strength types

  • Fiber-reinforced cement building material
  • Engineered cementitious composite
  • Reinforced plastics
  • High-strength spun yarn and fabric
  • Rope
  • Cut resistant gloves, etc.

Water-soluble types

  • Embroidery lace base fabric
  • Socks separator
  • Spun yarn reinforcing agent (mixed yarn), etc.


High-strength types

  • High strength
  • Low elongation
  • High elastic modulus
  • Good alkali resistance
  • Good adhesive for rubber and cement
  • Excellent weather resistance
  • Environmentally friendly (Only H2O and CO2 are generated during combustion of PVA. No harmful substances are produced.)

Water-soluble types

  • Various water-soluble types are available to suit intended use, from dissolution at low temperatures to boiling point.
  • Excellent stability against tensile strength and humidity, and improves processability for yarns, nonwovens, etc.

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Planning and Administration Department, Fibers and Textiles Company
Osaka Office
Osaka Umeda Twin Towers North, 8-1, Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan
Tel.: +81-6-7635-1167