GS Caltex began producing polypropylene (PP) in 1988. With steady facility expansion, we have secured capacity to produce 180,000 tons annually. Propylene (feedstock) is also produced in-house, leading to enhanced cost and quality competitiveness. Through ongoing R&D, we are working to develop and commercialize high performance materials. Our R&D efforts are contributing to industry-wide technological advancement.
New entry into the polyethylene market
GS Caltex produces 500,000 tons of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) annually by adopting CPChem's latest technology, the ADL process. GS Caltex's polyethylene has successfully entered new markets by maximizing synergy with the existing polypropylene business based on cost competitiveness through its own production of ethylene (feedstock), and is sold worldwide.Link to Production Process
PP Compound Business Going Global
In 2008, GS Caltex started its first overseas PP compound plant in Langfang, China (capacity: 51,000 TPA), followed by GS Caltex (Suzhou) Plastics (58,000 TPA) in 2010. In 2011, we became the first Korea-based PP compound to enter the European market by establishing GS Caltex Czech, s.r.o. (60,000 TPA) in 2011. GS Caltex again made strides in 2016 by establishing a plant in Mexico (20,000 TPA). Our extensive global network enables us to supply materials to many global manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Honda.Click here for details
HI-PRENE, eco-friendly PP
Polypropylene (PP) is a material made through polymerization of propylene. It is an eco-friendly material that has a high degree of crystallinity and outstanding mechanical and thermal properties. GS Caltex produces homo PP, random PP and impact PP that can satisfy the various needs of a wide range of customers.