Polyketone which was developed and commercialized for the first time in the world by Hyosung is an environment-friendly new macromolecular material made from carbon monoxide (CO), a main culprit of air pollution, and olefin (ethylene, propylene). Compared to nylon, its impact strength is 2.3 times higher and chemical resistance is more than 30% higher while its abrasion resistance is more than 14 times higher compared to the currently highest level of polyacetal (POM). Its gas barrier is also in the equivalent level to ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) which has the highest gas barrier out of the currently available materials.
Keeping pace with the increasing demand of the world’s engineering plastic market which is consistently growing by 5% per year, Hyosung targets establishing a full-scale mass production system in 2015 to produce and sell the world’s highest level polyketone material.
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