SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Chemicals Co., said Tuesday that it will commercialize a new eco-friendly polyol material made from corn.
The company will break ground within the site of its Ulsan plant this year on a facility a new material called polyoxytrimethylene glycol (PO3G), which is highly resilient.
SK Chemicals’ PO3G is based on raw materials made by fermenting corn.
Using 100 percent eco-friendly bio-materials, greenhouse gases emissions are reduced by 40 percent in the pre-production process compared to conventional polyols.
PO3G will be used for sneakers and furniture, but it is softer, more resilient and more wearable than conventional products.
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