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Kuredux® Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Resin
Kuredux
A New-Age Material to Lessen Environmental Loads

Kureha was the first in the world to successfully develop an industrial manufacturing process for PGA. Its unique combination of qualities, such as biodegradability, high mechanical strength and high gas barrier properties, are attracting interest from markets globally.

Kureha's PGA (polyglycolic acid) resin Kuredux offers advanced characteristics including excellent gas barrier properties, high strength and biodegradability. Kureha technologies have allowed us to establish the world's first industrial manufacturing process for PGA, and make mass production possible. The exceptional properties of PGA have led to global market development in a wide range of fields, including shale gas extraction and industrial processes, as well as packaging materials.

Characteristics
  • Biodegradable
  • Abrasion resistance
  • High gas barrier properties
  • Solvent resistance
  • High strength
  • Adsorption and breakdown of malodorous substances
  • High toughness
Uses/Applications
  • Shale gas extraction material
  • Industrial films and components
  • Filters
  • Civil engineering and agricultural material
  • Beverage/toiletry bottles
The Kuredux Story - Biodegradability

Kuredux has biodegradable properties comparable to cellulose, and degrades into CO2 and water in compost within one month through microbiological action. The safety of the resultant compost has also been proven. Kuredux satisfies the biodegradability protocols for ISO 14855, as well as ASTM D6400 and EN13432, and has been certified as a biodegradable plastic in Europe, the United States and Japan.

PGA ProductS & Contacts
Kureha America - Houston Office
1700 Post Oak Blvd. 2 Blvd. Pl.
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77056
713-963-3670
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