KEP was the first company producing polyacetal resin in Korea. The first commercial production began in 1988 under the brand name “KEPITAL”. Ever since, KEP has been one of the growth engines in the Korean engineering plastic industry.
In 1989 the Polymer Technology Research Center (PTRC) was established in order to develop new products and to further improve their quality. Technical services are provided worldwide and a wide range of research work is undertaken in Gunpo, Korea.
After two successful expansions, KEP increased its POM annual production capability of 35,000 MT per year in 1995. KEP has leveraged its advanced technologies and marketing skills to quickly gain the majority of the Korean market to become a leader in the Korean engineering plastics industry.
The TÜV Rheinland of North America Inc. approved our ISO 9001/QS-9000 quality management system in 1997 marking a major milestone for our global expansion.
By 1998 our close partnership with customers and high quality products enabled us to increase our market position and raise our domestic market share to more than 65%.
In 1999 Celanese entered the joint venture by obtaining 50% of KEP’s share from Hyosung.
In 2000, our continued focus on quality management enabled us to obtain ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001, QS 9000, ISO 14000 approvals.
Our world scale polyacetal production capacity is 145,000 MT/yr exhibiting our strong position within the global polyacetal market.
KEP is now recognized worldwide for its quality management system and superior product quality. We have a number of certifications which include: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, NSF 14&61, 51, FDA, UL, CSA, USP 23 and BS 6920 marking us one of the most certified producers in the world. Also, our laboratory accreditation by KOLAS under ISO 17025 has enabled us to provide reliable testing and analytical services for customers.
Having a mission of “Exceeding Customer Expectations”, we make continuous efforts to provide quality technical services focusing on customer specific needs. As a technology partner we strive to provide the best quality technical services to the industry. Meeting The needs of our customers with high-quality products and services has always been a key element to KEP’s fundamental values.
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