WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nippon Gohsei of Japan has signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Nanobiomatters Industries S.L. of Spain for the exclusive use of Nanobiomatters’ O2Block Barrier nanoclay additive in EVOH compounds.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nippon Gohsei of Japan has signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Nanobiomatters Industries S.L. of Spain for the exclusive use of Nanobiomatters’ O2Block Barrier nanoclay additive in EVOH compounds. These compounds, trade named SoaranoL NC, are in the sampling stage and should be ready for full commercial sales sometime in 2012. The nanoclay platelets with a food-contact approved surface modification enhance the existing barrier properties of EVOH by adding a maze-like “tortuous path” to further slow migration of gas, moisture, or oil molecules through the polymer matrix. SoaranoL is marketed here by Soarus LLC, Arlington Heights, Ill. Nanobiomatters North America is in Boston.