In a bid to offer improved service and support to customers in the fastest-growing market in the world- Asia, particularly in Korea - SABIC Innovative Plastics has commenced production of long glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites at Chung-Ju, Korea. The LNP Verton production line, which will begin operating this month, will run 20 grades of the composites in a variety of resin systems including Polypropylene, Poly Amide and PPA. The new line significantly expands the Chung-Ju facility, which was opened in 1989. The Chung-Ju plant houses a 40,000 ton high tech manufacturing system, material properties testing equipment, and color matching equipment to meet customer requirements.
The new line will produce LNP* Verton* with a range of applications in the used across the growing automotive, telecommunications and appliance industries, will offer a local source of innovative product solutions and technological expertise, as well as reduced delivery times. Local material production can help customers reduce time to market for a competitive advantage, especially in the fast-moving telecommunications and electronics sectors.