K 2013: Songwon Launches SONGXTEND(TM) Product Line, a New and Innovative Stabilization Package for Polymers

• SONGXTEND™ stabilizers, a new product family that offers benefits along the entire value chain from polymer production to end-use

• SONGXTEND™ stabilizers enable more robust and efficient processing as well as outstanding performance in line with todays requirements of the polyolefin industry

Ulsan, Korea –  Songwon Industrial Group (www.songwon.com), the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, today launches its SONGXTEND™ product line at K 2013 in Düsseldorf. The SONGXTEND™ product family offers innovative stabilization packages that solve a number of key issues encountered during processing, conversion and the end-use life cycle of polyolefins. SONGXTEND™ products are commercially available today and the product range will be expanded continuously to meet emerging customer needs.

SONGXTEND™ 1101 and SONGXTEND™ 1102 general purpose stabilization packages allow polypropylene producers and processors to maintain high temperature manufacturing while safeguarding the desired properties of the polymer. At the same time SONGXTEND™ stabilizers will assist in avoiding degradation and discoloration under severe processing conditions. Stability is assured from reactor to extruder where high heat and shear are often encountered. The stabilization package continues to be effective during conversion and end-use applications. As such, molders and converters can maintain efficient processing speeds and elevated temperatures.

SONGXTEND™ 2121, SONGXTEND™ 2122 and SONGXTEND™ 2123 stabilization packages are designed for the automotive industry and are tailored to address fogging and odor issues in car interiors. SONGXTEND™ stabilizers reduce VOC emissions and improve organoleptic properties by either eliminating or reducing undesirable odors that negatively impact car interiors.

• SONGXTEND™ 2121 stabilizer reduces sulphur by 60% 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 by reducing sulphur by 30% 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, stated: “In line with our promise to continue extending our product portfolio and to push the boundaries of stabilization to meet specific industry needs, we are pleased to announce the introduction of SONGXTEND™ stabilizers. This new product development has been driven by our understanding of customer needs. SONGXTEND™ stabilization packages perform beyond classic state-of-the-art systems. SONGXTEND™ stabilizers now open the processing window to encompass a wider range of conditions and settings as well as meeting critical targets related to fogging and odor. Innovation is a key component of Songwon’s strategy. Our solutions are designed to be much more effective than common stabilizer concepts which allow reduced concentrations of additives in the resin or compound.”

Songwon will be exhibiting at K 2013 in Hall 6, Booth C79. If you have a question on the new SONGXTEND™ product family or require more information on Songwon in general and would like to discuss this with a company representative, please visit us at the K or contact: Doris Peters at doris.peters@songwon.com.

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.

Salient in Additives

Salient from the Latin Verb ‘salire’ to leap or leaping. As an adjective, meaning the most noticeable, prominent or important. Salient Songwon, leaping ahead in the world of Polymers; a prominent global supplier of chemical additives.

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Songwon Industrial Group

Doris Peters

Director Marketing and Communications

Walzmühlestrasse 48

CH-8500 Frauenfeld


Tel: +41 52 635 0027

Fax: +41 52 635 0001

E-mail: doris.peters@songwon.com

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