SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS was formed on July 1, 2009, when the Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) Chemical business from Celanese was acquired. Our mission is to produce and sell high quality Selvol™ PVOH resin and Advasol™ water soluble film while surpassing customer quality specifications and offering efficient global technical support.

Our company produces Selvol™, one of the most comprehensive lines of polyvinyl alcohol polymers and copolymers in the world. Selvol™ has been a trusted additive for adhesives and paper manufacturers for decades now. Selvol™ is also used in a variety of industries and applications, including emulsions, packaging films, oil field, textiles, construction, personal care, and many other specialty applications. Keeping in mind our mission to surpass customer expectations, SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS formulates application specific products for many of these industries.

Advasol™ water soluble film is a patented series of films that are compatible with a variety of chemicals and products previously thought to be too aggressive for this form of packaging. The new line serves applications ranging from pool and spa to general household, and industrial/institutional to agricultural applications. Launched in March 2016, SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS is currently building the customer base for this novel packaging product.


The 9th European KAIZEN convention

Innovative projects aiming at the continuous improvement of SEKISUI. This is what KAIZEN is about. On November 19th, representatives from different European companies met in Vlodrop near Roemond, the Netherlands, and competed against each other at the 9th European KAIZEN convention. The event allowed six European teams to present their improvement activities to reinforce company structure and business performance.

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Bet for a good cause!

SEKISUI employees from all offices have the possibility to participate in this year’s European Football Tournament by betting on one team for a charitable purpose (for free). The prize money will go to a local non-profit organization of the winner’s choice.

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“Two heads are better than one”. Insights into the daily working life of Elena Llorens Domenjó

Elena Llorens Domenjó has been working for SEKISUI for more than five years by now. After a first working experience as student in 2010, she joined Sekisui Specialty Chemicals Europe (SSCE) as Laboratory Chemist in January 2014 – not only enjoying her daily job but also the different opportunities like KAIZEN activities until today. We talked to Elena and gathered some insights into her day-to-day work, her engagement in KAIZEN and her personal life.

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SEKISUI Companies in Europe: Interview with Mike George (Vice President Sekisui Specialty Chemicals)

As a group of companies, SEKISUI in Europe provides a vast array of innovative products and services, engages around 1,000 employees and combines the strength of various great companies. One of these companies is Sekisui Specialty Chemicals – with its Vice President Mike George. We met him for a personal interview and talked with him about the company’s business as well as its role within the SEKISUI group in Europe.

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Welcome back: Nergis Guzelocak

Nergis Guzelocak is Market Development Manager at SEKISUI Specialty Chemicals Europe (SSCE). And mother of a one-year old girl. After her maternity leave, she returned to her position at the beginning of this year. We talked to her and learned what it feels like to be back at the company.

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European Environmental Managers Meeting 2019

At the beginning of February, the time had come again: The QESH manager of all SEKISUI companies met to talk about current environment activities in Europe and learn about the current environmental plans and how to implement them from Japanese colleagues. This year, the event was hosted by SEKISUI Diagnostics in the UK. Together with the Environmental Management Group the company prepared an interesting and diverse two-day program at their site in Kent.

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The Global KAIZEN Convention 2019

For the 53rd time, the Global KAIZEN Convention took place in Kyoto, Japan. At the end of January, representatives from all over the world met and presented their KAIZEN project. Among them: Pedro Soler from SEKISUI Specialty Chemicals, who won the European KAIZEN Convention in 2018.

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The 8th European KAIZEN convention

Innovative projects aiming at the continuous improvement of SEKISUI. This is the focus of KAIZEN. On November 21st, representatives from different European companies met in Tarragona, Spain, and competed against each other at the 8th European KAIZEN convention. Successfully hosted by SEKISUI Specialty Chemicals, the event allowed eight European teams to present their improvement activities to reinforce company structure and business performance.

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SEKISUI Environment Week: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals, SEKISUI Chemical GmbH and SEKISUI Europe walked out in nature

At SEKISUI Environment Week, employees and families contribute to environmental causes around their plant. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals in Tarragona, Spain, combined the local activity with an environment training for all participants. SEKISUI Chemical GmbH and SEKISUI Europe supported the “World Cleanup Day” and collected litter at the Rhein riverside.

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SEKISUI Europe B.V.: The team

SEKISUI Europe B.V. (SEBV), European headquarters of the SEKISUI Chemical Group, was formed in April 2017. But what faces are actually behind this name and what is the European headquarters’ aim?  Today, we would like to present to you the six-person team*.

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