Lightweight thermoplastic composite expansion gets green light in Korea


The Hanwha Azdel division (Fenton, MI) of Hanwha L&C Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) plans a major capacity expansion for its SuperLite lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite product line with a $20 million investment that will be used to construct a new plant in Bugang, South Korea.

Scheduled to come on stream in 2014, the facility will be located inside Hanwha L&C's existing Bugang Plant No. 2, home to the company's existing glass-mat thermoplastic (GMT) composite production plant. Both facilities will service global automotive, heavy-truck, recreational-vehicle, and industrial customers with production operations in Asia.