JACKSON, Miss.—As opportunities for naphthenic specialty processed oils grow in the rubber industry, Ergon Inc. is investing to capitalize.
The firm recently added a new bulk storage tanker in Ulsan, South Korea, along with a regional sales office in Singapore to better serve the Asia-Pacific region. The expanded tanker will allow for storage of many of Ergon's processed oils, including HyPrene L2000 and HyPrene V175BS designed for the tire industry.
"It's made a significant impact to our business," said Lance Puckett, senior vice president of global lube sales. "Volume through the region for us has picked up significantly. Our list of good opportunities continues to grow and we're really excited about the future in Asia.