A new production line at Songwon’s site in Suwon, South Korea for the manufacture and distillation of SongSorb® CS 400 UV stabiliser has become operational.
With a total capacity of about 1000t, it allows fully backward integrated in-house manufacture of SongSorb® CS 400 at all stages from intermediate to finished product.
Besides SongSorb® CS 400, other individual coatings additives as well as blends of UV absorbers and hindered amine light stabilisers are produced at the site.
“This production line, together with our recently established Technology Innovation Center in Maeam, demonstrates Songwon’s commitment to supporting coatings customers in developing new-generation solutions for light and heat stabilisation,” said Rosanna Telesca, Leader Market Center Coatings.
SsongSorb® CS 400 is a liquid hydroxyphenyl triazine (HPT) UV absorber designed to ensure high performance and durability in water- and solventborne as well as 100% solid automotive and industrial finishes.
It has very high thermal stability and outstanding resistance in coatings exposed to high bake cycles and/or extreme external conditions.
It is suitable for use in amine and metal catalysed coatings, substrates containing such catalysts and coatings applied on topcoats.
As part of its expansion strategy, Songwon is using its experience to further develop the technologies it offers and strengthen its focus on speciality chemicals for coatings, inks and adhesives, amongst other applications.
Backward integration of raw materials helps to ensure that Songwon’s finished products are readily available and of a consistently high quality.