South Korea’s Kolon to build hydrocarbon resins plant in Daesan

25 April 2013 12:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Kolon Industries Inc said on Thursday it plans to invest won (W) 150bn ($134m) in a facility that will produce 30,000 tonnes/year of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins in Daesan, South Korea.

The plant, which will be constructed at the Daesan Petrochemical complex in the southwestern part of the country, is expected to be completed by December, with full-scale production due next year, the South Korean firm said in a statement.

The new plant will increase the company's hydrocarbon resins capacity to 150,000 tonnes/year, making Kolon Industries the world’s third largest maker of the product, with annual sales exceeding W1,000bn, it said.

Hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins are mainly used in hygiene products such as nappies and sanitary napkins.

($1 = W1,117)


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