08 October 2012 04:23 [Source: ICIS news]
By Tahir Ikram
The plants will each have an average capacity of 7,500 tonne/year, Butti said at the sidelines of the 46th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting.
Depending on the specifications of the additives, production at the plants can either exceed or fall below the average capacity, Butti said.
The plants will produce dust-free polymer additive packages, known as one-pack systems (OPS).
A joint venture firm called Songwon Additive Technologies was formed under a memorandum of understanding signed between Songwon and its Middle East partners – Pan Gulf Holding of
The South Korean company is pursuing expansion in spite of the slowdown in the global economy.
“We are growing despite the economic situation, which everyone says is bad. We really do not see a decrease in demand,” Butti said.
“We had a very good year in 2012, both in terms of sale and in terms of profitability,” Butti said but declined to provide precise figures citing regulatory requirements.
As part of its growth plan, the company has just signed a long-term distribution agreement with Italian chemical company Sabo for the sale of its products, he said.
The distribution agreement came into effect on 1 September 2012 and covers all regions outside of
The annual EPCA meeting runs from 6-10 October.
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