Songwon strengthens regulatory support for its Benzotriazole stabilizers

Ulsan, Korea – June 13, 2016 – In recent years, the regulatory aspects of UV-absorbers and specifically benzotriazoles have posed new challenges for Songwon’s customers dealing with the light stabilization of plastics and coatings. In particular, the upcoming REACH registration has generated many questions and concerns among customers.

As the 2nd largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers and major supplier of UV-absorbers and benzotriazoles, Songwon has focused its attention on these challenges for some time. In order to help its UV-absorber customers cope with the challenges, as well as understand the upcoming regulatory issues for individual benzotriazoles and the selection of the appropriate technical solutions, the company has decided to further strengthen its regulatory support.

Commenting, Elena Scaltritti, Business Unit Leader Polymer Stabilizers said: “We are pleased to announce that we are offering this additional service to our valued customers in line with our ongoing strategy to offer our customers global regulatory support. Now Songwon’s dedicated and experienced Regulatory Affairs team will also offer customers the in-depth support they require for UV–absorbers, while ensuring that they choose exactly the right stabilizers to also reduce the lengthy approval times.”

In addition to its in-house regulatory expertise, Songwon is professionally supported by Chemservice, a leading service provider which assists Songwon to prepare for and comply with international and national chemical control legislations.

“The action mode for some polymer additives has been designed in a way that might stipulate further scientific scrutiny,” says Dr. Dieter Drohmann, Managing Director Chemservice. “However, toxicological profiles and undesirable properties must be made on a substance base and not on a chemical category.” Such regulatory aspects are challenging and complex for customers which is why the service Songwon offers, together with Chemservice is so valuable.

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About Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. is the 2nd largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world with an almost 50 year history of breakthrough solutions. A leader in the development and production of additives and specialty chemicals, Songwon provides added-value products and innovative solutions to the plastics industry.

The company’s extensive product portfolio includes polymer stabilizers, alkyl phenols and alkyl cresols, PVC stabilizers, plasticizers, tin intermediates, polyurethanes, SAP and flocculants.

With headquarters in Ulsan, Korea, the Songwon Industrial Group comprises 16 companies including 2 joint ventures and 2 representative offices, located in 10 different countries on 3 continents. Songwon's products are manufactured across the globe in 9 manufacturing facilities: 3 are located in Korea and the others in Germany, USA, India and UAE plus 2 JV plants in China, one currently under construction and due for completion in 2016. The company also has a worldwide network sales and customer service offices, logistics hubs and warehouses.

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