ULSAN, South Korea – Polymer stabilizers provider SONGWON Industrial Group is strengthening its commitment to the coatings industry with the start-up of its Technical Service Coating Lab at its manufacturing facility in South Korea. SONGWON now has all the necessary devices, tools and stations for both powder and liquid coating applications. Locating the lab next to SONGWON’s R&D headquarters and global application community means that the organization can take advantage of innovation synergy. With several newly added weathering devices, SONGWON is fully equipped to help customers develop and find solutions to formulation issues relating to UV and temperature stabilization, as well as UV curing.

SONGWON’s new Technical Service Laboratory has the benefit of testing the new molecules the R&D team is developing and screening their performance based on the different binders and formulation types that customers in specific industries are using. SONGWON also has a team of highly committed chemists and technicians fully dedicated to rapidly finding solutions to the stabilization challenges customers in the industry are facing.

“Since this summer, we have already started working with several of our key customers to find the best packages to fit their needs and their applications,” said Rosanna Telesca, leader of the Market Center Coatings. “Our new Technical Service Laboratory will also be helping us to create value for our customers by boosting the technical developments of a new molecule, a new blend or even a new physical form for an existing product.”

Customers across the globe, and in Asia, also benefit from SONGWON’s blending facilities in Suwon, South Korea, which has started producing multiple ingredient blends using the organization’s best performing UVAs and HALS. SONGWON offers both standard and customized stabilization packages from its Suwon facility. By decreasing the complexity and the number of steps required in formulation and preparation, customers also benefit from an immediate ready-for-use solutions such as the SONGSORB® CS B Blends.

To strengthen its commitment to the Chinese coatings industry, SONGWON recently appointed a new expert, Hu Zhengyu, Sales Manager, BU Specialty Chemicals, in China who will join Songwon Chemical Co. Ltd.