YEP-V (EPDM Plant) was a project to extend the annual ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber production volume by 60,000 tons at Kumho Polychem’s Yeosu Plant No. 2. Through project completion, Kumho Polychem secured a capacity to produce EPDM by 220,000 tons a year. POSCO E&C executed the turn-key project by delivering detailed design, procurement, installation, and commissioning support operations. EPDM is a highly functional synthetic rubber with excellent strength and weather resistance.
It is mainly used in automobile bumpers, weather strips, rubber tubes of washing machines, and cables for vessels. Through successful implementation of the project with construction completion on time, POSCO E&C gained invaluable experience in synthetic rubber production plants.