With successful development of new material PVA (Polyvinylalcohol) fibre with research that was started in 1999, the first of its kind developed in Korea, the Technical Yarn PU is building a plant for its mass production with the completion scheduled for December this year.
PVA fibre is an environmental-friendly material that features superb physical property. It is also regarded as a material that can take the place of asbestos or fibreglass. The PVA developed by Hyosung this time is quite a new material for an industrial use differentiated from nylon or polyester. It can be used for a reinforcing material for buildings, a brake pneumatic hose or for an agricultural purpose that requires high tensile strength.
While nylon and polyester feature good elasticity, extracting the raw material in the state of chip through polymerisation and weaving, PVA maintains high modulus, as it goes through a process of weaving by putting the powder raw material into the solvent and then removing the solvent.
The PU plans to maximize the import substitution effect of PVA domestically, while doing its best to expand the overseas market.