Danish chemical KeTox -- which allegedly supplied PGH to Korean company Butterflyeffect -- denied that it had manufactured the substance, but said that it had served as a chemical broker that distributed PGH to Danish companies.
In an interview with The Korea Herald this week, the now-defunct company’s former CEO Frede Damgaard said that KeTox mainly imported PGH from Austria to Denmark for agricultural use.
“We didn’t manufacture PGH, we only bought it,” Damgaard said.
“(We bought it for) different purposes, but mainly for agricultural purposes,” he added.
Lim Heung-kyu of the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health told The Korea Herald said that evidence still suggested otherwise
“Since (the) material safety data sheet mentions KeTox as the manufacturer, we still believe the company was engaged in PGH sales over the disputed humidifier sterilizer.”
According to the material safety data sheet issued in November 2001 by the Danish government, its “manufacturer/supplier” is written as KeTox.