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WACKER opens new dispersions plant in South Korea


Wacker Chemie AG officially launched its new production plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Ulsan site in South Korea. The additional 40,000 metric tons from the second reactor line increases the site’s VAE-dispersion capacity to a total of 90,000 tons per year. ...


Linde Korea officially opens new USD 180 million plant in Giheung


LindeKorea, a member of The Linde Group, held a ceremonial event to celebrate the completion of its second air separation plant in Giheung, which has a total investment value of USD 180 million (about KRW 206 billion / EUR 130 million). The ceremony was graced by Mr Hak-Kyu Kim, Mayor of Yongin, ...


Air Products to Expand NF3 Capacity at Ulsan, Korea Facility

New Capacity Expected Onstream in 2012


Air Products announced it is more than doubling its nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) capacity at its production facility in Ulsan, Korea. The new capacity is expected to be onstream in the second half of 2012. NF3 remains the chamber cleaning gas of choice for semiconductor, thin-film transistor ...


Songwon completes one of the world’s largest dedicated polymer antioxidant plants


Songwon Industrial Group announces that the expansion of its antioxidant capacity from 55.000 to 70.000 tons has been completed ahead of time. This is the result of the consolidation of Songnox® 1076 production into Songwon’s new fully backward integrated Maeam plant. In addition Songwon has ...


Songwon announces the expansion of its antioxidants capacity


Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. announces the expansion of its antioxidants capacity from 55.000 tons to 70.000 tons. The expanded capacity will be on stream from August 2011. The expansion is the result of the consolidation of the Songnox® 1076 production into Songwon’s new fully backwardintegrated ...


Songwon announces the expansion of its new isobutylene facility


Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. announced that its new isobutylene (IBL) production facility located at the Maeam site in South Korea, which just started production in May 2009 with a capacity of 30.000 tons has been successfully expanded to reach a total capacity of 40.000 tons. Jongho Park, ...


PolyMirae Starts up Operation of LyondellBasell’s Metocene Technology


PolyMirae (PMC), a joint venture between Daelim and LyondellBasell Industries, has successfully started the operation of LyondellBasell’s Metocene polypropylene technology. The company has installed this metallocene catalyst-based PP technology to one of its Spheripol lines in Yeochun, ...


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Songwon announces the start up of its new isobutylene facility


Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. announce that its new $20 Million isobutylene (IBL) production facility, located at the Maeam site in South Korea, has been successfully commissioned and is now fully in production. Jongho Park, Chairman and CEO of Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. commented; “It ...


Dow Corning Selects JinCheon, Korea as Site for Solar Solutions Application Center


Dow Corning Corp. has selected JinCheon, Korea as the site for further expansion of its solar business with the development of a second Solar Solutions Application Center. The facility will enable engineers and scientists to work with customers to develop, evaluate, and pilot materials solutions ...


BASF to change PolyTHF feedstock supply in Korea

Shutdown of local BDO and THF production


BASF plans to permanently close its production facility for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) in Ulsan, which has been temporarily shut down since August 2008, and the company will continue to supply related customers via its global network. BASF’s PolyTHF plant in Ulsan will ...


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