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Kumho Mitsui MDI Expansion

Kumho Mitsui Chemicals to invest W400b to expand chemicals production

By Yonhap Published : Apr 21, 2021 – 10:45       Updated : Apr 21, 2021 – 10:45

Park Chan-koo (C), chairman of South Korea's Kumho Petrochemical, and On Yong-hyun (R), CEO of Kumho Mitsui Chemicals, pose for a photo after approving a 400 billion-won ($358 million) investment plan to expand a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) factory in Yeosu, 455 kilometers southwest of Seoul, on Wednesday, in this photo provided by Kumho Petrochemicals. (Kumho Petrochemicals)
Park Chan-koo (C), chairman of South Korea’s Kumho Petrochemical, and On Yong-hyun (R), CEO of Kumho Mitsui Chemicals, pose for a photo after approving a 400 billion-won ($358 million) investment plan to expand a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) factory in Yeosu, 455 kilometers southwest of Seoul, on Wednesday, in this photo provided by Kumho Petrochemicals. (Kumho Petrochemicals)

Kumho Mitsui Chemicals Inc. said Wednesday it will invest about 400 billion won ($358.1 million) to expand its chemical manufacturing factory in South Korea’s southwestern region.

The joint venture between Korean synthetic rubber maker Kumho Petrochemical and Mitsui Chemicals of Japan said its shareholders approved the investment plan to scale up a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) factory in Yeosu, 455 kilometers southwest of Seoul.

MDI is a core material of polyurethane, which is used in various products, including refrigerators, building materials, car interior and exterior materials, and LNG vessels.

When the expansion is completed in 2024, Kumho Mitsui Chemicals’ annual MDI production capacity will rise from the current 400,000 tons to 610,000 tons and it is expected to raise over 1.5 trillion won in sales, it said. (Yonhap)

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