We are leading industrial development with a wide range of world-class petrochemical products.
In the petrochemical business, LG Chem has established a vertically integrated system that produces basic raw materials such as ethylene and propylene as well as downstream products including PE, ABS, and synthetic rubber. We have achieved the highest productivity and cost competitiveness in the world in this core business area.
In addition to upgrading our business structure around high-value-added products, LG Chem is steadily honing our competitive edge in the global market by fostering promising next-gen materials such as nano-carbon tubes.
Sales
15.5KRW trillion
2019
14.3KRW trillion
2020
20.7KRW trillion
2021
  • 1976 Entry into the petrochemical business
    Completed the Yeocheon PVC Paste Resin Plant
  • 1991 Basic raw material production
    Completed Yeocheon NCC
    * NCC : Naphtha Cracking Center
  • 1994 Entry into China market
    Built a PVC resin Plantin Tianjin
  • 2003 Acquired Hyundai Petrochemicals
  • 2007 Merged with LG Petrochemical
  • 2008 High value-added resin
    Developed Elastomer, first in South Korea
  • 2010 Acquired Dow Chemical's
    polycarbonate division
  • 2015 Established Huanan Tech Center
    in Guangzhou, China
  • 2019 Constructed Korea's largest
    petrochemical specialty tech center
    (Osan CS Center)
  • 2021 Acquired Korea's first *ISCC
    for eco-friendly bio-balanced products
    *International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Launched digital CRM system "LG Chem On"
Division
NCC NCC
Polyolefins Polyolefins
PVC/plasticizers PVC/plasticizers
ABS ABS
Acrylates/SAP Acrylates/SAP
HPM HPM
Catalyst Catalyst
CNT CNT
Production Capacity (As of 2021)
Unit : KTA
Production Capacity: (As of 2021), Ethylene
Ethylene
3,400
HDPE
650
Oxo-Alcohol
299
Propylene
1,733
LDPE/EVA
460
Acrylic Acid
715
BD
414
POE
280
SAP
499
BZ
851
PP
380
ABS/SAN
2,160
SM
692
PVC
1,265
PS
40
EG
180
VCM
1,363
EPS
90
Phenol
709
CA/EDC
1,120
Specialty Resin
495
BPA
505
Plasticizer
225
Synthetic Rubber 445
Competitiveness
  • No.1 NCC energy companyin the world
  • Production of metallocenecatalyst polyolefin
  • No.1 in ABSglobal market share
  • Korea's onlyacrylic acid manufacturer
Major Applications
Automobiles Automobiles
Home Appliances Home Appliances
Building Materials Building Materials
Paint Paint