Songwon and HPL have inked a deal to form a joint venture for polymer stabilizers. HPL will transfer all its business and assets related to polymer stabilizers to the new entity which will be owned 40% by HPL and 60% by Songwon. The parties expect the new company to be operational by Q2 2011, subject to completion of all necessary formalities. The new company will capitalize on Songwon’s and HPL’s respective strengths to serve the global market.
Jongho Park, Chairman and CEO of Songwon Group, commented: "The JV will allow the integration of production capabilities in India with Songwon’s world scale production capabilities in Korea. Together, we will elevate our current offering to the market by adding HPL’s existing product range to Songwon’s and leveraging Songwon’s global network for sales, technical support, logistic, customer service and first class regulatory and EH&S expertise. In addition Songwon and HPL share a common vision to establish a local presence in the fastest growing region, the Middle East.”