ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
LG Chem holds the largest market share in the global ABS market. ABS is a highly-functional plastic known for its strong heat resistance and impact resistance. It is highly processable and can be manufactured in various colors.It is used in numerous areas including toys such as automobiles,home appliances, IT devices, etc.
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
ASA is a copolymer of SAN and acrylic rubber, and it is a highly functional plastic with excellent weatherability while maintaining most of the advantages of ABS. Thanks to its excellent retention of physical properties and appearances in outdoor applications for a long time, it is used as a material for automobile exterior, construction and furniture finishing sheet, etc.
Acrylate molecules contain double bonds and functional groups, which makes it highly responsive and excellent at various chemical reactions. It is used as a main material for acrylic, fibers, coatings, etc. LG Chem is Korea's only acrylic acid manufacturer, producing high-quality products based on its proprietary technology.
LG Chem implements the latest liquid circulation process to manufacture octanol, n-butanol, n-butyraldehyde and isobutyraldehyde with a purity of 99.5% or higher, and the quality of these materials are being recognized in the global market.
BPA Bisphenol A
BPA is a white-colored crystal that is created through condensation of phenol and acetone. It is used as a raw material for olycarbonate and epoxy resins. LG Chem produces not only BPA but also phenol and acetone.
BR Butadiene Rubber
BR(Butadiene Rubber) is a synthetic rubber made by applying solution polymerization method on butadiene. It has a higher proportion of cis isomers.BR is used largely for tires, shoes and golf balls because of its excellent wear resistance, bend resistance, rebound resilience and cold resistance.
COMPOSTFUL™, LG Chem's Compostable material solution, refers to a bioplastic that decomposes within six months to two years under specific conditions. The name combines 'Compost' and the suffix '-ful,' highlighting its role in preserving soil health through rapid biodegradation.
Caustic Soda Caustic Soda
Caustic Soda is caustic soda and its aqueous solution is strongly alkaline with no color and odor. Notably, it absorbs water and carbon dioxide in the air to create a carbonate.It is used for multiple purposes including textile dyeing and soap manufacturing.
EPS Expandable Polystyrene
A material widely known as styrofoam made by foaming the polystyrene(PS), a thermoplastic resin. As it is a foamed polystyrene, it is comprised of a large amount of air layers. Due to this characteristic, it has thermal insulation, impact absorption, water repellency, and sound insulation properties. It is thus widely used in multiple areas including protective packaging for home appliances, building insulators, food containers, and more.
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
EVA is a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate monomer(VA). Its elasticity, heat sealing temperature, durability and permeability vary depending on the content of vinyl acetate monomers. It is used in a variety of areas from value-added products such as photovoltaic sheets to shoe soles, life vests, and more. Ever since the first production back at the end of 2013, LG Chem has bolstered its product competitiveness.
HDPE High Density Polyethylene
HDPE, which stands for high-density polyethylene, is a synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene. It is one of the most commonly used plastics in our life. It is highly resistant to impact and cold and is often used for a variety of containers and plastic boxes. LG Chem produces HDPE using the cutting-edge manufacturing system based on the low-pressure polymerization method and its superior processability and quality is fully recognized around the world.
IPA Isopropyl Alcohol
IPA is a material which has excellent solvent properties and is used as a solvent for industrial coatings, chemical reagent materials, electronic materials cleaning, printing ink, etc. LG Chem is the only company in Korea that produces both acetone-based IPA and propylene-based IPA. It also produces HP IPA (High Purity IPA).
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene
LDPE, which stands for low-density polyethylene, is a synthetic resin which is manufactured by polymerizing ethylene. It is one of the most commonly used plastics in our life. Its excellent processability, flexibility and transparency make it a raw material for transparent films, wire sheaths, and diverse wraps. LG Chem produces LDPE using the latest advanced high-pressure technology.
LLDPE Linear Low Density Poly Ethylene
With high strength and processabillity the resin is used for the various applications (Lamination, Food Packaging, Stretch film, Hood packaging, Shrinkage film, Heavy duty, Agriculture etc)Depending on the application, it can be processed with Blown or Cast film machines
MBS Methacrylate Butadiene Styrene
MBS is one of the modifying agents used to improve the plastic properties. It is added in the manufacturing process of hard and semi-hard PVC and engineering plastics to enhance impact strength and processability.
NBR Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
NBRis a synthetic rubber made by performing low-temperature emulsion polymerization on acrylonitrile and butadiene. NBR is highly resistant to oil and is used for fuel hose, shoe soles, automotive parts, etc.It is also highly compatible with PVC and is used as a modifying agent for PVC.
NBR LATEX Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Latex
NBR latex is a synthetic latex which has a milky color and a liquid form and is used for dipping rubber for medical and laboratory gloves, etc. thanks to its excellent tensile strength, oil resistance, etc. LG Chem’s products made with its cutting-edge technologies are recognized for their quality worldwide.
NCC Naphtha Cracking Center
NCC is a facility for producing basic petrochemicals such as ethylene and propylene, which are the base materials for petrochemistry, by cracking naphtha at high temperature. Naphtha is obtained by refining crude oil. LG Chem has secured excellent cost competitiveness by achieving the best energy efficiency in the world.
NPG Neopentyl Glycol
LG Chem produces NPG (Neopentyl Glycol) of high purity through its new proprietary process to use it as a raw material for powder coatings, unsaturated resins, urethane resins and alkyd resins.
PC (Polycarbonate) is a high-functional engineering plastic which is mainly used for industrial purposes because it is stronger and lighter than general plastics. Polycarbonate, known as a material used in bulletproof glass, is transparent and resistant to impact and heat, making it the most sought-after material in various industrial fields such as electronics, automobiles and mechanical components.
POE Polyolefin Elastomer
LG Chem's POE is a copolymer of ethylene and octene or ethylene and butene produced using its proprietary metallocene catalyst. LUCENE is LG Chem's representative POE product. It boasts of distinctly superior impact resistance, high elasticity and low thermal sealing temperature.
Polypropylene(PP), one of the most commonly used plastics, is a synthetic resin made by polymerizing propylene. Its types vary depending on its properties and processing methods. Its excellent tensile strength and impact strength make it widely used in multiple areas, including films, textiles, automotive parts, and more. LG Chem produces and supplies PP products that are suitable for special purposes such as injection molding and fiber.
Polystyrene or PS, a thermoplastic resin made by polymerizing styrene monomer(SM), is one of the most widely used plastic materials. It is used in many areas such as disposables, small home appliances, stationeries depending on the respective properties.
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC is one of the most widely used thermoplastics and its properties such as robustness or durability can be changed as necessary according to the types of additives mixed during the processing process. Thanks to these characteristics, PVC is extensively used in a variety of areas from construction materials to household commodities.
Plasticizer is added to the PVC to boost its flexibility and elasticity. Together with the PVC resin, it is used for wallpapers, flooring, wires and toys. LG Chem produces both general plasticizers and special plasticizers.
Polymer Catalysts Polymer Catalysts
Over the past 20 years, LG Chem conducted proprietary R&D on new metallocene catalysts to develop various polyolefin and POE products, and based on its accumulated technological capacities, it has been producing customized catalysts. Moreover, it is continuing development of catalyst technologies that improve new product functions such as rubber and SAP.
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile copolymer
SAN is a plastic with excellent transparency and glossiness. Also It is also resistant to impact and chemicals and is used in various products, such as refrigerator shelves, office goods, and other cosmetic containers.
SAP Super Absorbent Polymer
SAP(Super Absorbent Polymer) is able to absorb pure water that amounts to several hundred times its weight. It is mainly used for sanitary items such as diapers for babies and adults and sanitary pads for women. Its application is expanding into areas such as the cold insulation/heat retention pack, soil reforming agent for agriculture, etc.
SB LATEX Styrene Butadiene Latex
SB latex is a synthetic latex which has a milky color and a liquid form and is mainly used as an adhesive for paper coating for improving printing quality thanks to its excellent adhesive strength and luster. LG Chem’s products made with its cutting-edge technologies are recognized for their quality worldwide.
SBS Styrene Butadiene Styrene
SBS is a thermoplastic elastomer made with two monomers, which are styrene and butadiene, and shows the properties of plastic and rubber at the same time.Due to these properties, it is widely used in a variety of areas including plastic modifying agent, asphalt modifying agent and adhesives. LG Chem makes an effort to create highly-efficient products that are demanded by our customers and markets through committed research and development activities.
SSBR Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber
SSBR(Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber) is a synthetic rubber made by performing solution polymerization using the Li(lithium) catalyst.Due to its excellent physical and viscoelastic properties, it is used to produce eco-friendly/highly-functional tires.
m-PE metallocene PE
LG Chem's m-PE is a synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene and is a product with our original metallocene catalyst technology. It is highly resistant to impact and cold and is often used for a variety of containers and plastic boxes.LG Chem produces m-PE using the cutting-edge manufacturing system based on the low-pressure polymerization method and its superior processability and quality is fully recognized around the world.
process catalyst process catalyst
Starting with the proprietary development of catalysts for manufacturing acrylic acid for the first time in Korea, LG Chem has been producing catalysts for a variety of petrochemical processes (CAA, CNT, BD, MMA). In addition to competitive process technologies for applying new catalysts, we are expanding our technologies to the energy/environment sectors and inorganic materials sectors.
- NCC/PO Division
- PVC/Plasticizer Division
- ABS Division
- Acrylic Division
- HPM Division
- Sustainability Division
- Nexolution Division
- Catalyst Business
- Ethylene-based Synthetic Resin
- Styrene-based Synthetic Resin
- Benzene-based Synthetic Resin
- Propylene-based Synthetic Resin
- Superabsorbent Polymer
- Synthetic Rubber
- Compostable Products
- Caustic Soda
- Base Oil
- Intermediate Raw Materials
- Home Appliances
- Solar Energy