The company already announced the construction of an additional production line with a capacity of 60,000 t/y (construction start and operation launch scheduled for July 2014 and September 2015, respectively) at the second plant. As a result, the total annual EPDM production capacity of the entire JSR Group, including 36,000 t/y at the JSR Kashima Plant, will reach 246,000 t/y, says the company. [image_0]"Although competition among EPDM manufacturers was becoming more and more intensified, I am confident that Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd., which had been exerting its originality and ingenuity for quality level improvement and cost reduction, would definitely survive the competition in the future and would make further progress toward becoming a world-leading EPDM manufacturer, said President Mitsunobu Koshiba of JSR in front of approximately 200 guests attending the completion ceremony, including Mayor Kim Chung Seog of Yeosu City. On the picture (f. l. t. r.): Lee Cheol Gyu, Senior Managing Director - Chief Director, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd. Moon Dong Joon, Vice President - Representative Director, Kumho P&B Chemicals, Inc. Kim Seong Chae, President - Representative Director, Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., and Director, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd. Koichi Kawasaki, Managing Officer, JSR Corporation Takashi Wakabayashi, Vice President, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd. Mitsunobu Koshiba, Representative Director & President, JSR Corporation Park Chan Koo, Chairman, Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., and Representative Director, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd. Kim Chung Seog, Mayor of Yeosu City Lee Chul Kyoon, President - Plant Business Director, Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. Jung Boo Koon, Labor Union Director, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd. Song Seok Geun, Vice President - Production Director, Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd. Ohn Yong Hyun, Vice President - Chief Director, Kumho Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Han Dong Hwa, Senior Managing Director - Planning Director, Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., and Director, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd.