The factory, which took seven months to complete, is capable of producing 200,9 tpa of PU raw material for the manufacture of car seats and insulation for housing and cold storage facilities, according to the Seoul-based group.
The new unit is intended to supply primarily South Korean automotive and Russian and European home appliance manufacturers in the region. The facility will also act as a base for SKC exports of chemicals to Europe from its plant in Ulsan, South Korea.
Its Polish operation is the third PU systems house it has established outside South Korea. Earlier this year, the group completed work on a new PU unit in Georgia, USA.
SKC now plans to establish three other plants in India and South East Asia before 2013 with the intention of increasing its capacity to 100,000tpa of PU.
Two years ago, SKC Haas, a joint venture between the Korean group and US specialty chemicals producer Rohm & Haas, launched a $23m plant in Dzierzoniów to make optical polyester films and foil for liquid crystal displays (LCD). The partners had plans at the time to construct additional plants in the area.