IUPAC name
Carbolic acid, Benzenol, Hydroxybenzene,
Phenic acid, Monophenol, Oxybenzene
Molecular formula
CAS number


Also known as carbolic acids and Hydroxybenzene, phenols provide a raw material for diverse chemical compounds. Phenols remain solid at room temperature and turn into a transparent liquid with a distinct odor at 41°C or above.


Ingredient for phenol resins, bisphenol-A, caprolactam, alkyl phenols, anilines, and platicizers.

※ Because phenols solidify at room temperature, manufacturers also produce water-containing phenols, designed to prevent solidification.


Sales Specifications

Sales Specification Table
Packing Units 200kg / 200ℓ Zn-coated Drum
ISO Tank, Bulk
Purity, wt.% 99.96 Min.
Molten Color, Pt/Co 10 Max.
Sales Specification Table
Solidification Point, ℃ 40.7 Min.
Water Content, wt.ppm 300 Max.
Iron Content, ppm 0.10 Max.

Typical Properties

Typical Properties Table
Appearance White Crystalline Mass
Clear Liquid (@41℃ or above)
Molecular Weight 94.11
Boiling Point, ℃ 182
Melting Point, ℃ 41
Flash Point, ℃ 79
Autoignition Temperature, ℃ 715
Typical Properties Table
Vapor Pressure @25℃, mmHg (Solid) 0.35
Explosive Limits, vol.% (Lower) 1.36%
(Upper) 10.0%
Vapor Density *[air=1] 3.2
Viscosity @80℃, cP 1.51
Specific Gravity *[H2O=1] 1.0576 (Liquid @41/4℃)
Solubility in Water @25℃, wt.% 8.3

As for information on handling as well as Environmental / Safety / Health information,
please click the link to the MSDS at the top of this page and see the MSDS in the Technology Database. * Soluble in all proportions above 66℃


담당 부서 표
Nature of inquiries Department Location Telephone Email
Sales/distribution (outside Korea) Overseas Marketing Team 1 Seoul +82-2-6961-3484
Sales/distribution (in Korea) Marketing Team 2 Seoul +82-2-6961-3465
Technical Support Quality Management Team (Plant I) Yeosu +82-61-688-3671

AEO (Authorized Economic Operator)

An authorized economic operator (AEO) is a “party involved in the international movement of goods in whatever function that has been approved by or on behalf of a national customs administration as complying with the World Customs Organization (WCO) or equivalent supply chain security standards.” Authorized Economic Operators include companies and parties concerned that are related to logistics such as importers, exporters, transporters, transportation brokers, warehouses operators, and customer brokers. The AEO concept was established by the WCO and the international community to ensure the security and smooth movement of goods in response to the U.S. trade security measures, which were reinforced after the September 11 attacks.

The introduction of the AEO program enables customs administrations to reject existing practices that had granted selective benefits of customs clearance procedures, which are based on fragmentary standards by the distributor and instead, evaluate the sincerity all distributors based on integrated standards. Consequently, once recognized as excellent, the company can enjoy comprehensive benefits in customs processes, which range from customs clearance for import and export to tax payment.

Three Features of the Korea AEO System

  • 1. The integrated operation of the Business Evaluation System and the Security0 Management System can avoid the overlapping evaluation of a company.
  • 2. The internal control system of a company is autonomously strengthened to increase the degree of law compliance.
  • 3. The ASC concept is more specified. The Korean AEO system is focused on giving benefits by connecting overseas export networks with domestic import networks. Once an AEO status is given to all relevant companies, such as overseas producers and transporters (exporters), international transportation brokers, domestic cargo handlers, warehouse operators, customs brokers, and importers, they can receive unprecedented benefits.
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Responsible Care

Responsible Care (RC) is a global initiative with regard to the environment, safety and health, where most of the developed countries and multinational companies are involved. This is the most comprehensive and long-term program practiced by the chemical industry. RC is a concept that even covers the local residents’ safety and the employees’ health by complementing the existing ISO 1400 (Environment Management), which was mainly engaged in the environment. It is also a voluntary management movement where companies participate with responsibility, which is different from existing regulations-centered environmental policies.

Even though the chemical industry has played a pivotal role in all the industries, it has been recognized as a culprit in the current negative issues because of the emphasis on the risks of chemicals. In this context, the purpose of this initiative is for chemical companies to have more endeavors to ameliorate environmental safety, thus simultaneously recovering its reliability and improving its image.

After adopting RC in 1992, Korea established the Korea Responsible Care Council (www.krcc.or.kr) in December 1999 and became a member of the Responsible Care Leadership Group in September 2000. Factory 1 of Kumho P&B Chemicals has also been actively engaged in the RC initiative after signing a voluntary agreement.

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Germanischer Lloyd (now DNV GL) is a global certificate authority, as well as a leading technical advisor in the fields of maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries.

Our company has first acquired GL Certificates, KER-9100, 9200, 9500, and 9900 (Adhesives), for four products among epoxy resin products, which are used as composite for wind farm blades, automobiles, ships, and more.

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