BASF build new plant in Korea production polyethersulfone

BASF to build a new plant in Korea for production of polyethersulfone

10:14 PM, 1st December 2011
BASF to build a new plant in Korea for production of polyethersulfone

Yeosu, Korea: BASF will build a new plant to produce Ultrason® polyethersulfone (PESU), one of BASF’s high-performance thermoplastics, at the company’s site in Yeosu Korea.  The annual capacity of the new plant is 6,000 metric tons. Construction of this specialty plastics plant will start in early 2012.

Ultrason is the trade name for the BASF product range of polyethersulfone (Ultrason® E), polysulfone (Ultrason® S), and polyphenylsulfone (Ultrason® P). The product can withstand temperatures up to 220 degrees centigrade without altering its properties and possesses outstanding chemical stability.

Ultrason is sold to customers in the electronics industry, as well as the automotive and aerospace industries for the production of heat-resistant light weight components and to the water treatment industry for manufacturing of water treatment membranes.

The Yeosu site was selected because of its highly trained and qualified workforce. Further, as it is a well-established, major BASF production site, the necessary infrastructure for the complex production structure of an Ultrason plant is already in place.

In addition to its use in the electronics, automotive and aerospace industry, other Ultrason applications include membranes for medical devices, hot water and food contact parts for example in microwave-proof dishes or baby bottles. Ultrason is also used in the production of carbon fiber composite materials.

 The Korean electronics industry is a major target market for Ultrason. The location also benefits from the proximity to other major markets such as China and Japan.


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