Korea Engineering Plastics

KOREA ENGINEERING PLASTICS CO.,LTD. (KEP) was founded in March 1987 as a joint venture of Tongyang Nylon Co.,Ltd. (Hyosung Corp. since 1998), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation in Korea.

KEP was the first company to produce polyacetal resin in Korea with the first commercial production in 1988 under the brand name “KEPITAL®”.

KEP’s total production capacity for acetal is 145,000 mt/year. They hold a significant position of strength within the global acetal market.

KEPITAL® materials offer well balanced physical and mechanical properties with a powerful combination of highly crystalline and thermally stable structures. KEPITAL® provides excellent resistance to various chemicals and has a wide processing window with low mould deposits compared to competitor materials.

Injection & Extrusion Product Portfolio:

  • Standard
  • High strength
  • UV resistant
  • Conductive
  • Anti-Static
  • Impact Modified
  • Reinforced & filled
  • Friction & Wear
  • Low Emission (LOF)
  • Homopolymer

Product feature – KEPITAL LOF & M LOF Grades

KEP is a quality leader in the field of low emission (LOF) Acetal grades for automotive interior applications. Unfilled LOF grades are controlled with VDA275 values of <2ppm.

Using innovative technologies, KEP have now achieved a new low formaldehyde emission POM copolymer “ M LOF series” that meets food contact requirements under FDA 21 CFR 177.2470 and EU 10/2011. This development provides a new solution to cosmetic packaging and food industry applications.