Korea Kumho investing in elastomers

ERJ staff report (DS)

Seoul, Korea – Korea Kumho PetroChemical has confirmed a series of expansions in its elastomers business.

The company says it has a total annual capacity of 1.045 million tonnes of elastomer – all in the butadiene and SBR families. In addition, its sister company Korea Polychem has capacity for 100,000 tonnes of EPDM, being expanded to 160 kt by the middle of next year (2013). Polychem also lists 7kt of TPV production.

KKPC says it has 591 kt of capacity for styrene-butadiene rubber…

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