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01-20-2016

Hyosung Chooses K.D. Feddersen as Distribution Partner

Within the Feddersen Group, the K.D. Feddersen Ueberseegesellschaft mbH, Hamburg, Germany, is specialized on the distribution and marketing of raw polymers, additives and technical products. Through its business unit “Polymers & Compounding Technology”, the company has since November 2015 become the official distributor for the product polyketone that is produced by the Korean Hyosung Corporation.

Since 2000, when the petrochemical company Shell discontinued its production of polyketone (PK) that was formerly known under the brand name Carilon, it has been quiet about this material. Until recently, many companies that used to process the material were not able to find an adequate alternative and had to stock up on remaining quantities that were still available. Nevertheless, efforts have been made in South Korea in recent years to bring back this interesting polymer. In 2011, the Hyosung Corporation made its first experiences with a pilot plant and later took a regular production line with a capacity of 50 kt / year into operation in Ulsan, Korea in mid-2015.

“We distribute these raw polymers in Europe and Latin America in the three standard types of high-flow, medium-flow and high-impact", according to Lukas Musial, Head of Polymers & Compounding Technology at K.D. Feddersen Ueberseegesellschaft. "The focus is clearly on the extrusion industry with an emphasis on compounding.”

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