Hanwha Worldwide News: May-2018
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- Hanwha Total Petrochemical Trading (Shanghai) Hanwha Total Petrochemical Shanghai Hosts Technical Seminar Ahead of CHINAPLAS 2018
On April 24, Hanwha Total Petrochemical hosted a technical seminar for 100 attendees during CHINAPLAS 2018, the leading international plastics and rubber trade fair, in Shanghai. The seminar was part of the company's ongoing efforts to educate and support key customers that attend the annual exhibition. At the session, Hanwha Total Petrochemical introduced its latest products and sample items, and shared its insights on upcoming industry trends.
The seminar's highlight was a showcase of the company's newest plant, which utilizes the Advanced Double Loop (ADL) construction method. Visitors also learned more about the plant's anticipated production capacity, processes, and product applications after it is built. Hanwha expects to complete construction by December of 2019.
- Hanwha Europe GmbH Hanwha Europe GmbH Sets Attendance Record at Wire 2018
From April 16 to 20, Hanwha Europe GmbH attended Wire 2018, the world's largest wire and cable exhibition, held in Dusseldorf, Germany. During the event, representatives of wire and cable companies from around the world shared perspectives on the industry, promoted their latest products, and engaged in various networking opportunities. Hanwha Europe GmbH set a record during the exhibition, holding 90 meetings with the highest number of attendees at its booth. It also set a new record for the highest number of technical seminar attendees as 64 technical professionals from 28 companies participated in Hanwha's sessions.
- Hanwha Total Petrochemical Begins Commercial Production of N-Heptane
Hanwha Total Petrochemical now commercially produces high purity normal heptane (n-heptane) at its Daesan plant in South Chungcheong Province, Korea. The company invested KRW 30 billion (USD 29 million) to build the n-heptane production facility. Through its proprietary process technology, Hanwha Total Petrochemical's Daesan plant produces 12,000 tons of high value-added petrochemical products a year, including 7,500 tons of high purity n-heptane.
Overall manufacturing efficiency will be boosted by producing n-heptane with 99% purity that can be applied to various petrochemical products. With an expected KRW 20 billion (USD 19 million) increase in profits through this commercial production, Hanwha Total Petrochemical will continue to increase its competitiveness in the industry by promoting high value-added byproducts and large-scale production.
- Hanwha Advanced Materials Cheer on Hanwha Eagles
On April 16, 190 employees from Hanwha Advanced Materials, including President and CEO Sun Suk Lee, went out to a baseball game at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park to cheer on the Hanwha Eagles as the team faced off against the KT Wiz. Employees from Hanwha Q CELLS also attended the game.
Twenty students from the Neulhaerang Choir kicked off the game by singing the Korean national anthem. These students are sponsored by Hanwha Advanced Materials as part of its efforts to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged children.
The employees had a great time at the game, cheering for the Hanwha Eagles. Thanks to the positive feedback, Hanwha Advanced Materials is planning more outings to increase employee engagement.
- Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico
S. De R.L. De C.V. Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico Aims for the Top Safety and Health at Work with PASST Certification
Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico (HAMX) is working to comply with the Mexican government's Programa de Autogestion de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (PASST), or Occupational Health and Safety-Self-Management Program, in order to be certified as a safe and hygienic workplace. There are four levels of PASST certification that companies can obtain, beginning with Level 1. Many international companies in Mexico strive to achieve this certification.
Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico spent two months preparing to receive PASST certification. The Secretaria del Trabajo y Prevision Social (STPS), or Mexican Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, will evaluate HAMX for six months before conducting an audit in November of 2018. If HAMX passes the audit, the company will receive a Level 1 PASST certification.
"I'm glad I was able to participate in this program," says Mabeli Carolina Cebeda Arias of HAMX's Environment, Health and Safety Team. "I hope all employees understand how important safety and health is at the workplace and how this program helps improve our work environment."
HAMX is aiming to receive Level 4 certification by 2025.
- Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico
S. De R.L. De C.V. Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico Begins Thermoforming Production Line for BMW
Hanwha Advanced Materials Mexico recently set up a thermoforming production line to manufacture wheel arch liners for the BMW G2X platform. Technicians, manufacturers, and maintenance teams from Hanwha Advanced Materials headquarters collaborated extensively during the production process to minimize every technical issue. Installation of the thermoforming production line was completed in May of 2018. Production testing is underway and mass production of the wheel arch liners is scheduled to begin in April of 2019.