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Miwon Specialty Chemical Locates New Operations In Richland

Jan 21, 2019 12:29PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials and subsidiary of Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., announced plans to locate new production operations in Richland County. The company's $19.5 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs.
Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., based in South Korea, is a global company with manufacturing plants in South Korea and Spain, as well as research and development centers in Austria, China, South Korea, and the United States. Miwon began serving the ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB) markets in 1983. The company produces and supplies raw materials for eco-friendly UV/EB curing systems that are utilized in a variety of applications, including in high-quality inks for food packaging; in special coatings for wood, plastic and metal; and in adhesives for DVD/Blu-ray discs and mobile phones.
Miwon Specialty Chemical's new, 65,000-square-foot production facility will be located at 1700 Longwood Road in Columbia and is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2020.
"As the leader in energy curing raw materials, Miwon demonstrates its commitment to enhancing its global presence by supporting the U.S. market with local production," said H.W. Kim, chairman. "This new plant is Miwon's first manufacturing facility in the United States that is designated to support the growth of domestic customers, many of whom are located in the southeastern part of the country. We are proud to locate in South Carolina, and particularly in Richland County, which offers a business-friendly atmosphere and strong workforce with positive attitudes that are the core of a healthy business."