Water soluble film is a heat-sealed, biodegradable, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA or PVOH) film that dissolves quickly upon contact with water. It is non-toxic and has good gas barrier properties, making it a popular choice for specific unit dose packaging of detergents, agrochemicals, laundry bags, embroidery and water transfer printing applications.
A new type of water soluble film has also been developed to help improve seed germination in soil, increasing crop yields and improving food security for people around the world. This is by embedding or encasing seeds in the film before planting, which prevents them from being blown away, contaminated or eaten by animals during transport or in storage. The encasing or embedding process also helps to retain moisture in the soil, ensuring that the seed is supplied with all the necessary nutrients it needs for a successful germination rate.
Our range of water soluble films can be supplied in reel form slit to the required width or as pre-formed water soluble bags. The films are made from natural, high-quality raw materials with low levels of additives. The films are non-toxic, compostable and when disposed of break down into harmless components with no negative impact on the environment.
Kuraray’s Advasol water-soluble film can safely package many harsh chemicals used in pools, spas and saunas including chlorines, bromines, some biocides and flocculants. The material can also be used for the packaging of cleaning products, detergents, degreasers, concrete additives, pigments and agricultural chemicals. water soluble film