SKC finishes construction at a U.S. chemical plantSKC Inc., a Korean industrial film maker, said yesterday that it had completed an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) plant in Georgia in the United States.
The plant will annually produce 12,000 tons of EVA, a key component in making solar cells, raising the company’s total annual capacity of EVA to 36,000 tons per year, SKC said in a statement. It has two EVA plants in Korea.
SKC said that it plans to build five additional overseas plants to produce 66,000 tons of the material annually by 2015.
That would make it the second-biggest EVA manufacturer in the world with a market share of 25 percent.
Its Georgia plant already has production lines for polyester and polyurethane, according to the company.
“Solar energy is the only alternative to replace fossil fuels and nuclear energy,” SKC Chief Executive Park Jang-seo was quoted as saying in the statement. “SKC will focus on developing materials for solar cells.”
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