Enhancing competitiveness in the global market through continuous research and development activities
LG Chem has strived to develop core technologies through continuous research and development activities. As a result, LG Chem has developed new products and processes in the basic materials field and has led the research and development activities in the Korean chemical industry, including the fields such as IT and electronics materials and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Through these efforts, LG Chem has contribtned to enhancing the technological competitiveness of Korea and advancing the development of Korean economy and has carried out research and development activities to secure business competitiveness in the global market.

Highly functional elastomer/plastomer

Development of ethylene series elastic polymer using the catalyst metallocene
  • Developed and mass-produced the product using the proprietary metallocene catalyst technology for the first time in Korea in 2009
  • The product is a high-value material that has both the elasticity of rubber and the processibility of plastic
Eco-friendly, super-absorbent resin for diapers (SAP) Eco-friendly, super-absorbent resin for diapers (SAP)

Eco-friendly, super-absorbent resin for diapers (SAP)

Development of eco-friendly, super-absorbent resin of high quality using the photopolymerization technology
  • Enhanced the eco-friendliness of the product by lowering the amount of remaining chemicals through the photopolymerization technology and the crosslinking density control technology
  • -Secured high performance and quality of the product by enhancing its absorption properties through the surface property modification technology
Reverse osmosis filter for water treatment Reverse osmosis filter for water treatment

Reverse osmosis filter for water treatment

Development of high-performance reverse osmosis separator
  • The new reverse osmosis (RO) filter has enhanced the reverse osmosis performance by up to 30% compared to the existing products by applying the world's No. 1 polymer synthesis and processing technologies and the nano compound reaction technology
  • The RO filter for seawater desalination can remove salts by up to 99.85%, which is the highest desalination rate in the industry
Ternary (+) electrode material Ternary (+) electrode material

Ternary (+) electrode material

Development of ternary (+) electrode material for the lithium-ion rechargeable battery with high capacity and safety
  • -Increased the capacity of lithium-ion rechargeable battery and its performance at high temperature by forming a stable structure with three elements including nickel, manganese, and cobalt
  • -Minimized the volume change during charging/discharging to increase the lifespan of the battery and enhance its safety
Zemiglo Zemiglo


Korea’s first new diabetes treatment drug
  • Increases incretin hormone activity that promotes insulin secretion to control blood-sugar
  • Less side effects such as low blood-sugar, weight gain, etc. compared to other similar drugs
  • Became first in Korea in 2020 to achieve 100 billion KRW in sales for new drugs
Eupolio Eupolio


World’s first ‘WHO PQ (Pre-Qualification)’ for ‘attenuated Sabin IPV’
  • Next-generation inactivated vaccine that completed an additional process of chemically removing virus pathogenicity using attenuated viruses (virus with weakened toxicity)
  • Improved stability compared to live vaccines (vaccines using live viruses with weak toxicity)