LG Chem's R&D Center, a center for next-generation materials and future technologies
LG Chem's CTO R&D cultivates the main base technologies and secures technologies in the new business fields. Also, the research centers under each business unit perform research activities and develop products that are required by the business units. Through these activities, we aim to enhance our competitiveness in key technologies and carry out next-generation technological innovations.
Platform Technologies / Future Technologies
LG Chem's CTO R&D center constantly reinforces its main base technologies such as Adhesion/Adhesive coating, process, simulation and analysis technologies to enhance the competitiveness of the current businesses. LG Chem also operates Future Technology Research Center to discover and nurture promising new future businesses such as eco-friendly/energy materials, new and advanced materials and inorganic materials.
Major Fields of Research
  • Platform technologies Coating/Dispersion, Adhesion, Simulation, Process technology, and Analysis/Rheological Property
  • Future Technologies Eco-friendly/Energy Materials, High Functional Advanced Materials, Inorganic Materials
LG Chem's strengthens competitiveness of the existing businesses and engages in research and development activities for new products based on our key technologies including polymerization, catalyst and process technologies. With the accumulated R&D capabilities, the research center focuses on developing highly-functional, Eco-friendly materials and creating new business opportunities.
Major Fields of Research
  • High Performance Materials PO, Styrenics, SAP, Adhesive, Synthetic Rubber, Specialty Polymer
  • Catalyst & Process Technology Catalyst, Process Technology
  • Advanced Materials Carbon Nano Tube(CNT)
Petrochemicals Petrochemicals
Our Catalyst R&D Center has commercialized high-value polyolefin products through the development of its ownmetallocene catalyst technology, and has researched catalysts in various fields from basic oil to polymer production.
Major Fields of Research
  • Catalyst Development Inorganic catalyst, organometallic catalyst (metallocene catalyst), fine chemical organic intermediate
Petrochemicals Petrochemicals
Tech Center focuses on technical service & development (TS&D) to provide technology development support for polymer products, develop new materials, venture into new fields and markets, and provide technical trainings. It has expanded its services beyond Korea into China (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Ningbo), North America and Europe.
Major Fields of Research
  • Petrochemicals products/technologies Polyolefin, PVC, ABS, Rubber/Special Resin (Synthetic Rubber/Latex/MBS/SBS), SAP, and applied technologies (processing technology/product design)
Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials Advanced Materials
The Advanced Materials Company is developing core platform technologies and applied technologies to create market-leading products in e-Mobility and sustainability.
Major Fields of Research
  • Rechargeable battery High-efficiency cathode materials for rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles, IT devices, and more
  • IT Devices OLED materials, OLED films, polarizer materials, semiconductor materials
  • Automotive engineering plastics for interior, exterior, and parts
  • Eco-friendly post-consumer recycled plastics, bio-based materials
Life Sciences
Life Sciences Life Sciences
The LG Chem’s Life Sciences R&D has carried out research in synthetic drugs, biopharmaceuticals, and diagnostic agents to improve health and welfare of the humankind. It has also constantly invested in R&D and focused its capabilities in developing new bioproducts.
Major Fields of Research
  • Synthetic Drugs Metabolic Diseases, Cancers
  • Biopharmaceuticals Biosimilars, Vaccines, Growth Hormones, Osteoarthritis Drugs, Fertility Drugs
  • Diagnostic Agents Genetic Diagnostics