Songwon commissions second TPU production line
Songwon announced that it has commissioned a second thermoplastic polyurethane production line at its site in Suwon, South Korea, extending the plant's production capacity from 7,000 t/y to 12,000 t/y.
With more than 35 years’ business and manufacturing experience in the field of urethanes, Songwon says it is a market leader in South Korea, specialising in TPUs, ink binders and adhesives for flexible packaging laminates. The company has established sales organisations in Asia, Europe and North America, and now plans to expand its global business by offering a broad portfolio of technically advanced, customised urethane products. According to Songwon, the new production line will allow the manufacture of an extended range of TPU extrusion grades for wire and cable as well as film and sheet applications.
“Songwon is strongly committed to continuous innovation,” said Kyuyeol Lee, Leader of the Performance Polymers business. “We are making use of our extensive R+D capabilities, industry knowledge and manufacturing experience to develop and produce new, groundbreaking TPUs. The second production line in Suwon will enable us to meet the demand for these products and help our customers worldwide to fulfill their end-use requirements.”
Having exhibited its TPU solutions at the K 2016, Songwon says it has been working on further developments and recently introduced Songstomer P-8185 AI, a TPU resin with good anti-blocking properties. Blown films produced using the material are said to have exceptional strength as well as good resistance to abrasion, oil, fuel, solvents and high temperature. These properties make the TPU suitable for demanding applications such as automotive car seat systems, says Songwon.