] Miwon Chemicals
reported on Oct. 14 that its operating profit in the third quarter on consolidated basis rose 13.4 percent to 4.56 billion won (US$4.03 million) from the same period last year.
Sales dropped 6.8 percent to 34.49 billion won on-year.
The chemical company has been at the center of a recent controversy for providing a toxic substance used in toothpastes and personal care products that was also used in deadly humidifier disinfectants.
It reportedly distributed over 3,000 tons of Chloromethyl-methylisothiazolone, a synthetic biocide and preservative, although it was designated a toxic substance by the Environment Ministry in 2012 after the authorities confirmed a link between humidifier disinfectants and lung-related diseases in 2011.
By Hwang You-mee (email@example.com