In June of 2009, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. acquired Celanese’s PVOH (polyvinyl alcohol) business, taking control of facilities in Calvert City, KY; Pasadena, TX; one unit within a complex in Tarragona, Spain; as well as resources in the company’s Houston Technology Center. The Celanese acquisition resulted in Sekisui Specialty Chemicals establishing entities in the United States, Europe, and Mexico. Through these three entities, Sekisui Specialty Chemicals endeavors to expand on new applications for PVOH products, delivering consistent quality and service to our customers worldwide.
PVOH—polyvinyl alcohol products
Among other applications, PVOH is used for adhesives, paper, building and construction, textiles, films, ceramics, coatings, packaging, and oilfield cementing. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals produces and develops one of the world’s most comprehensive lines of PVOH products.
Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC is one of 14 subsidiaries of Sekisui America Corporation and one of the world’s leading global chemical companies with Sekisui Specialty Chemicals Europe, and Sekisui Specialty Chemicals Mexico. At Sekisui Chemical Group, we develop, import, manufacture, and sell a wide array of products for uses in a full spectrum of industries. We offer solutions to modern challenges faced by both businesses and individuals and endeavor to contribute to a better Quality of Life.
Corporate Social Responsibility for Sekisui is defined through our Group Vision: “Through prominence in technology and quality, Sekisui Chemical Group will contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the earth’s environment, by continuing to open up new frontiers in residential and social infrastructure creation and chemical solutions.” As part of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Sekisui Specialty Chemicals facilities in Calvert City, Pasadena and Tarragona are all ISO 14001 certified for their Environmental Management Systems.
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