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SKC Partners Uhde for Optical-grade PET Plant Used in Making Films

SpecialChem / Jun 8, 2011

SKC Co., Ltd. and Uhde Inventa-Fischer have signed a contract for the supply of a plant for the production of high-quality PET for the manufacture of films in Jincheon, Republic of Korea. The plant will have two lines with production capacities of 144,000 and 54,000 tonnes of resin a year. The commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012.

The plant will use Uhde Inventa-Fischer's efficient 2R technology, which is based on its patented reactors ESPREE® and DISCAGE® and ensures the constant high quality of the product at minimum consumptions of raw material and energy. The fact that the plant is designed to produce premium optical-grade PET, which is primarily used in the production of high-end films for consumer electronics, deserves special mentioning.

The Uhde Inventa-Fischer scope of supplies and services includes the provision of the 2R technology and the basic engineering as well as the supply of proprietary equipment.

About SKC Co., Ltd

SKC Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) is the parent company of SKC, Inc. (Covington, Georgia, USA). SKC Co., Ltd. began commercial production of polyester films in 1978. The company grew from its 1976 founding to become a global supplier of polyester films. In 1986, SKC established a sales and service branch in Mt. Olive, New Jersey, USA to further accommodate the American market. Recognizing the numerous benefits customers receive through local sourcing, SKC embarked on an ambitious plan to provide those benefits by building a state-of-the-art facility in Covington, Georgia, USA. The multi-year project created a new organization (SKC, Inc.), a new headquarters and a new plant.

About Uhde Inventa-Fischer

The core competence of Uhde Inventa-Fischer is the design and construction of state-of-the-art polymerization plants to produce polyesters and polyamides as well as polylactide (PLA). As a subsidiary of Uhde GmbH in Dortmund, Germany, and as part of ThyssenKrupp, they can offer comprehensive local support such as plant management and on-site engineering capacity.

Source: SKC Co., Ltd


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