Korea Engineering Plastics raises POM plant capacity by a third

12 November 2013 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP) has increased the capacity of its polyoxymethylene (POM) or polyacetal plant in Ulsan by a third to 140,000 tonnes/year early this month, a company source said on Tuesday.

This was achieved through a debottlenecking process at the plant, which had a 105,000 tonne/year capacity previously, the source said without providing the current run rate of the unit.

POM has applications in automotive, electric and electronic components.

KEP is a joint venture of US-based Celanese and Japan's Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Mitsubishi Corp.

By: Heng Hui
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