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Mitsubishi Rayon to Begin Production of 2HEMA at Honam Plant in South Korea

Published on 2011-09-21. Author : SpecialChem

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (MRC) has decided to launch production of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (2HEMA), a raw material for paints and adhesives, at Daesan MMA Corp. of South Korea (Head office: Jeollanam-do, Co-representative and President: Lee Ahn Ki; hereafter "Daesan MMA"), a joint venture set up with Honam Petrochemical Corp. (Head office: Seoul, South Korea, President: Chong Bum Shick, hereafter "Honam").

Overview of facilities

The estimated capacity of the product 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, is 11,000 tons/year. The production is scheduled to be launched by April 2013. The location is Honam Petrochemical plant, in Daesan-eup, Seosan-City, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.

Reasons for building the new facility

Currently, MRC only produces 2HEMA in Japan. In light of expected strong global growth in the Asian automotive sector and in America and Europe in demand for paint, the main application of 2HEMA, we have decided to launch production at Daesan MMA. This move will enable more competitive 2HEMA production, as the plant already makes its base materials methacrylic acid (MAA) monomer and ethylene oxide (EO).

About Daesan MMA

Established in August 2006 as 50-50% joint venture with Honam, Daesan MMA produces MMA and MAA monomer and MMA chain acrylic resin pellets. With additional facilities for MMA monomer and acrylic resin pellets scheduled to be built between November 2012 and January 2013, the launch of 2HEMA production will strengthen the MMA chain.

About Mitsubishi Rayon

The Mitsubishi Rayon Group started life in 1933 as Japan's first manufacturer of rayon staple fibers. It was during the 1940's that the methyl methacrylate (MMA) business was launched.

The Mitsubishi Rayon Group is one of the world's largest methyl methacrylate (MMA) producer and the only one employing all three major manufacturing methods. With products ranging from monomers to polymers, the Group takes a comprehensive approach to business on a global scale. Currently, the Group is accelerating operations in acrylonitrile (AN)-used in acrylic fiber and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin-and AN derivatives.

Source: Mitsubishi Rayon

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