KISCO has significantly expanded it’s production capacity for manufacturing chemicals for electronics by the opening of a new factory.

The new facility, in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, Korea, is complete and mass production is scheduled to commence in March.

The new facility is the first stage of KISCO’s next generation production base. KISCO, together with its subsidiary, DAITO-KISCO (DKC) has invested over 50 billion won ($USD 42 million) in the construction of this stage of the facility.

This first stage includes 13 buildings with a total floor area of 11,000 square metres. Construction commenced in March 2019 and was completed within a year. The total area of the site is 125,000 square metres.

The Iksan plant will produce a range of key materials for electronics. This includes Photo Active Compounds (PACs), such as Diazonaphthoquinone (DNQ), that are the key raw materials for photoresists used to make displays and semiconductor chips. DKC will produce 250 tons per annum of PACs and KISCO will produce 300 tons per annum of DNQ. KISCO has a 30% share of the global market for these key photoresist components.

KISCO and DKC have already begun to deploy advanced and highly efficient production methods at the pilot scale and this will be expanded to other products.