18 April 2012 09:58 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--SK Innovation plans to start building a facility at Ulsan in South Korea by the end of 2012 or early 2013 to produce polypropylene carbonate (PPC) resins, a company source said on Wednesday.
Using carbon dioxide (CO2) and propylene oxide (PO) as feedstock, PP carbonate resin will be more competitive in terms of cost and mechanical property compared with the commodity resins such as linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), the source said.
The producer aims to start commercial production at the new plant in 2015, but the exact timeline has not been fixed yet, he said at the sidelines of the four-day Chinaplas exhibition in Shanghai which ends on 21 April.
He declined to comment on the capacity of the new plant.
The producer is runing a pilot PPC plant at its research and development centre in Daejeon, he said.
PPC can be used in various applications including packaging, adhesives and synthetic leathers, the source added.
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