petrochemicals

In the Petrochemicals business, the company has built a vertically integrated system from the basic raw materials such as ethylene and propylene to the downstream products such as PE, ABS and synthetic rubber. The Petrochemicals business is LG Chem's core business area with the
world-class productivity and cost competitiveness.

  • NCC
  • PO
  • PVC/Plasticizer
  • ABS
  • Acrylates/SAP
  • Rubbers/Specialty Polymers

OXO Downstream/IPA

Product group manufactured through the OXO reaction
This product group includes alcohol and other downstream products of the OXO reaction such as IPA and NPG. LG Chem provides high-quality products through efficient and stable production process.

Use of Product

Plasticizer Materials, Adhesive Materials, Powder coating, Semiconductor and LCD cleaning agent for industrial use

  • Alcohol

    LG Chem produces octanol, normal butanol, normal butyraldehyde and isobutyraldehyde whose purity is 99.5% or higher.
    These materials are recognized for their quality in the domestic and overseas markets alike. Furthermore, LG Chem introduced the liquid circulation process in the manufacturing process so that it can supply the materials stably in and outside of Korea.
    Raw material for plasticizers, adhesives, and acrylates

  • NPG

    LG Chem produces NPG(Neopenthyl Glycol) of high purity through its new proprietary process to provide raw materials for powder coatings, unsaturated resins, urethane resins and alkyd resins.

  • IPA

    LG Chem is the only IPA producer in Korea that produces both the acetone-based IPA and propylene–based IPA.
    It also produces the HP-IPA(High Purity IPA) to keep up with various demands in the industry.

Acrylates Downstream

Korea's only acrylic acid manufacturer
LG Chem produces products such as PSA made with acrylic acid and acrylate. They are often used as the raw materials for paints and adhesives. LG Chem is Korea's only acrylic acid manufacturer, producing high-quality products based on its proprietary technology.

Use of Product

PMMA, Adhesive, Paint

  • Acrylates

    Acrylate, used as the main material for acrylic, textile, paint, etc., has double bonds and functional groups within the molecule, imbuing it with strong reactivity.

  • PSA

    PSA(pressure sensitive adhesive) is an acrylic adhesive which is divided into water-based adhesive for labels and advertising materials and oil-based adhesive for optical films. LG Chem produces both.

SAP Super Absorbent Polymer

Water absorbing polymer materials
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, food package, etc.

Use of Product

Baby diapers, Adult diapers, Sanitary pad, Wire sheath(inside)