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.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
High performance resin with reinforced properties
PP (polypropylene) compounds are made by adding functional additives to PP (homo, random, or impact), aimed at enhancing certain mechanical performance compared to neat PP. GS Caltex’s PP compound is categorized into many different grades according to their purpose (high stiffness, electro-conductivity, heat resistance, etc). PP compounds are primarily used for automobile and home appliance components.