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April 11, 2014 - SONGXTEND™ 2121, 2122, and 2123 support automotive manufacturers' use of polyolefin materials to conserve weight, improve recyclability, and lower CO2 emissions. In addition to helping meet thermal stability requirements, stabilizer solutions address fogging and odor issues in car interiors. Products promote reduction of VOC emissions and improve organoleptic properties by eliminating or reducing undesirable odors. SONGXTEND™ 2123 stabilizer is 100% sulfur free.

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.

737-2 Yochon-dong, Nam-Gu, Ulsan 680090, Korea (north)

Original Press Release

Songwon Presents New Trendsetting-Stabilizers at VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress 2014

Press release date: April 2, 2014

• New SONGXTEND™ stabilizer solutions for automotive applications with anti-fogging (anti-FOG) and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) properties
• Supporting trend towards plastic materials to reduce vehicle weight, improve recyclability and lower CO2 emissions

Ulsan, Korea – Songwon Industrial Group (www.songwon.com), the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, will introduce its SONGXTEND™ stabilizer solutions tailored to the needs of the automotive industry at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress in Mannheim, Germany (April 2-3, 2014).

The SONGXTEND™ stabilizer solutions offer benefits to support automotive manufacturers in their use of polyolefin materials in order to save weight and enhance their green credentials. In particular, the stabilizers SONGXTEND™ 2121, SONGXTEND™ 2122 and SONGXTEND™ 2123 meet thermal stability requirements while addressing fogging and odor issues in car interiors. They reduce VOC emissions and improve organoleptic properties by eliminating or reducing undesirable odors:
• SONGXTEND™ 2121 stabilizer contains 60% less sulphur while still maintaining high thermal stability, meeting or exceeding current targets provided by state of the art stabilization packages
• SONGXTEND™ 2122 stabilizer offers an optimized cost/performance balance while having 30% less sulphur content as well as maintaining the thermal stability levels of SONGXTEND™ 2121
• SONGXTEND™ 2123 stabilizer is 100% sulphur free to reduce possible odor distraction in car interiors to the absolute minimum combined with a heat stability performance that meets the targets of car manufacturers

Thomas Schmutz, Songwon’s Global Technical Service Director, states: “The new SONGXTEND™ stabilizer solutions for automotive applications overcome the performance limitations of classic stabilization systems. In doing so they enable manufacturers and OEMs to respond successfully to the increasingly stringent industry standards regarding VOC- and FOG-related deposits on interior windscreens. Their introduction demonstrates our on-going commitment to working closely with our customers to understand their needs and support them in meeting critical targets. We are pleased to be at the VDI once again, to share this innovation along with further automotive-related developments with the industry.”

Songwon offers an extensive portfolio of stabilizers adding strength and durability to polymers used in the automotive industry. These include SONGNOX® Antioxidants and SONGNOX® One Pack Systems for easier dosage and handling.

Songwon’s partnership with Sabo S.p.A., the world’s second biggest supplier of monomeric and polymeric hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS), will bring additional light stabilizer solutions to the market.

VDI visitors can find out more about Songwon’s tailor-made solutions for the automotive segment at the Congress Center Rosengarten, Rosengartenplatz 2, 68161 Mannheim at Booth 89a.

About Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.
Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading producer and seller of SONGNOX® Antioxidants, SONGNOX® One Pack Systems, SABO®STAB Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers, SONGSORB® Ultraviolet Light Absorbers, SONGXTEND™ Stabilizer Solutions, SONGSTAB™ Acid Scavengers, SONGSTAB™ PVC Stabilizers, SONGCAT™ Tin Intermediates, SONGCIZER™ Plasticizers for the plastics industry, as well as lubricants, surface coating agents, polyurethane, alkyl phenols, flocculants and other chemicals. The Songwon Group of Companies includes Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd., Songwon Holdings AG, Songwon International AG, Songwon International – Japan K.K., Songwon China Ltd., Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. Representative Office Bahrain, Songwon Additive Technologies AG, Songwon Additive Technologies-Americas Inc., Songwon ATG GmbH, Songwon International – Americas Inc., Songwon International – India Pvt. Ltd., Songwon Trading Co. Ltd, Songwon Chemicals Co. Ltd. and Songwon Baifu Chemicals (Tangshan) Co., Ltd., Songwon Additive Technologies - Middle East FZE, Polysys Additive Technologies – Middle East LLC and Chemservice Asia Co. Ltd.

SONGNOX and SONGSORB are registered trade marks of Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.
SONGCAT, SONGCIZER, SONGSTAB and SONGXTEND are trade marks of Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.
SABOSTAB is a registered trade mark of Sabo S.p.A.

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For further information, please contact:
Songwon Industrial Group
Doris Peters
Director Marketing and Communications
Walzmühlestrasse 48
CH-8500 Frauenfeld
Switzerland
Tel: +41 52 635 0027
Fax: +41 52 635 0001
E-mail: marketing@songwon.com

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