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History

Life Science

2010`s

2017
JANMerged with LG Life Sciences
2016
NOVAcquired GSEM
OCTGroundbreaking of automotive battery plant in Poland
JANAcquired Dongbu Farm Hannong
2015
OCTCompleted construction of the battery plant in nanjing, China
OCTFounded Huanam(桦南) Tech Center, China
AUGCompleted water treatment reverse osmosis membrane plant in Cheongju
JUNDeveloped world's first Hexagon Battery
MARCompleted expansion of China polarizer plant (24 million m²)
2014
NOVCompleted expansion of Yeosu NCC(ethylene 150,000 tons)
MAYAcquired NanoH2O (water treatment filter manufacturer)
JANCompleted expansion of Yeosu SAP(80,000 tons)
2013
DECEstablished High EVA(140,000 tons) and SSBR(60,000 tons) plant in Deasan
AUGCompleted expansion of polymer battery(10,000,000cells/month)
plant in Nanjing, China.
2012
JUNCompleted expansion of acrylic acid(160,000 tons) and SAP(80,000 tons) plant.
2011
JULEstablished a petrochemical joint venture in Kazakhstan
APRCompleted expansion of Daesan NCC
(ethylene 150,000 tons, propylene 75,000 tons, etc.)
APRCompleted construction of Ochang plant 1 for electric vehicle batteries
APRMerged with LG Polycarbonate
2010
OCT Became 100% shareholder of LG Polycarbonate
(through acquisition of remaining 50% shares)
JULStarted construction of automotive battery plant in Michigan, USA
APRCompleted expansion of Yeosu NCC
(ethylene 100,000 tons, propylene 40,000 tons, etc.)
JANEstablished HL Green Power Co., LTD., a joint venture with Hyundai Mobis

2000`s

2009
SEPStarted construction of TFT-LCD glass plant in LG Paju Industrial Complex
JUNStarted construction of car battery plant in Ochang Techno Park
MAYEstablished a SBS manufacturing subsidiary in Tianjin, China
APRIndustrial Materials Business spun off (LG Housys)
2008
SEPDeveloped and produced elastomer, a high value-added resin, first in South Korea
SEPAcquired Kolon’s SAP business (high absorbent resin)
AUGConcluded an MOU on development of electric car batteries with the Ministry of
Knowledge and Economy and Hyundai Motor Company
MARSigned an agreement on the development of high-efficiency OLED with
UDC in the U.S.
2007
NOVMerged with LG Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
APRCompleted expansion of Daesan NCC
(ethylene 260,000 tons, propylene 130,000 tons, etc.)
2006
DECCompleted expansion of Ochang polarizer plant (49 million m²)
JANMerged with LG Daesan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
2005
DECCompleted expansion of Ochang polarizer plant (26 million m²)
NOVEstablished a polarizer back-end subsidiary in Poland
JULCompleted expansion of Yeosu acrylate facilities (95,000 M/T)
JULEstablished a marketing subsidiary in Europe
JUNEstablished a joint R&D lab with Moscow State University
JANEstablished LG Daesan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
2004
DECEstablished LG Chem (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
NOVCompleted construction of Guangzhou ABS plant, China
JULEstablished a marketing subsidiary in Taiwan
JUNEstablished an SBL manufacturing subsidiary in Ningbo, China
MARCompleted construction of Ochang Techno Park
2003
AUGEstablished an IT & electronic materials subsidiary in Nanjing, China
JULCompleted expansion of the PVC plant in Tianjin, China (100,000 M/T)
JUNAcquired Hyundai Petrochemicals through consortium with Honam Petrochemicals
2002
DECCompleted expansion of the ABS plant in Ningbo, China (150,000 M/T)
AUGCompleted construction of the EP plant in Guangzhou, China
APRCompleted expansion of the Cheongju plant, doubling the capacity of
rechargeable batteries with KRW 100 billion investment
FEBCompleted expansion of Cheongju polarizer plant
2001
OCTCompleted expansion of Tianjin PVC plant in China (90,000 M/T)
APRSplit the company (LGCI, LG Chem, LG Household & Healthcare)
MAREstablished a battery R&D center in the U.S.
2000
NOVAcquired Hyundai Petrochemicals’ PVC business
OCTCompleted expansion of Ningbo ABS plant in China (90,000 M/T)
JULDeveloped phosphor for PDP

1990`s

1999
OCTCompleted construction of IT & electronic materials
(lithium-ion batteries, optical materials, and MBL negatives) plant
OCTCommercialized color filter photoresist for LCD panels
SEPCompleted construction of Cheongju plant for rechargeable batteries,
phophors and CCL
FEBIssued two million global depository receipts
(first time for a listed company in South Korea)
1998
JULCompleted construction of Ningbo ABS plant in China
1997
DECEuromoney named LG Chem one of Asia’s top companies
APRCompleted expansion of Yeosu acrylate, EDC/CA, and VCM plants
1996
NOVAcquired India’s Hindustan Polymers Ltd.
1995
FEBRenamed to LG Chem, Ltd.
1994
OCTCompleted construction of Lucky Research Park
1993
APRDeveloped and marketed industry’s first HCFC-resistant synthetic resin
1992
OCTCompleted construction of Yeosu PA plant

1980's and Earlier

1987
MAYCompleted construction of Naju acrylate plant
1985
JANCompleted construction of Yeosu PS plant
1984
MARAcquired Korea General Chemicals’ Naju plant
1982
SEPCompleted expansion of Yeosu PVC paste resin plant
1979
DECOpened the Daedeok Central R&D Center
1978
AUGCompleted the Ulsan Plastic Processing Plant
1976
NOVCompleted the Yeosu PVC Paste Resin Plant
1974
FEBChanged company name to Lucky Corporation
1969
OCTListed on Korea Stock Exchange
1966
MAREstablished Korea’s first synthetic detergent plant in Anyang
JANRenamed to Lucky Chemical Industries Co, Ltd.
1962
AUGEstablished Lucky Vinyl Ltd.
1959
MAREstablished Lucky Chemical Industries Co, Ltd.
1954
JUNConstructed Busan Yeonji Plant (expanded synthetic resin processing facilities)
1951
NOVMoved to Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea
(produced Korae’s first injection-molded synthetic resin products)
1947
JANEstablished as Lucky Chemical Industrial Corporation
(manufacturing of cosmetics begun)
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