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Songwon ups DOTO capacity; stops production of tin agchem materials

10:48 AM MDT | October 8, 2012 | —Deepti Ramesh

Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) says it will expand the production capacity for di- n -octyltin oxide (DOTO) by 60% at its Ulsan manufacturing facility, expected online by mid-2013. The new DOTO capacity will come at the expense of a reduction in di- n -butyltin oxide (DBTO) capacity, Songwon says. Songwon is also planning additional undisclosed DOTO capacity, the company says. DBTO and DOTO are used as raw materials for organotin stabilizers and as catalysts of polyurethane, car paint, and esterification reaction. The movement to replace butyltin compounds is...

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