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

PVCPolyvinyl Chloride

Common plastics that can be used for construction materials and daily commodities
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.

Use of Product

Wire sheath, Pipe, Synthetic leather, Wallpaper

Plasticizer

Additives that increase flexibility and elasticity of PVC
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.

Use of Product

Wallpaper, Flooring, Artificial leather, Wire

Caustic Soda

Additives used for multiple purposes
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.

Use of Product

Textiles, Paper, Soap, Electronics

Carbon Nanotube(CNT)

Next-generation material surpassing the characteristics of existing materials
Carbon Nanotubes(CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical shape and with diameters of an order of a nanometer(nm) which have superior electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties compared to those of existing materials. CNTs are mainly used for electroconductive product materials, antistatic plastics for exterior auto parts, and conductive agent for Lithium-ion batteries, which require antistatic and electromagnetic interference control. LG Chem manufactures the bundle-type products with outstanding electrical conductivity and dispersibility that outdo competitors‘ products.

Use of Product

Conductive Plastic, Conductive Silicone, Lithium-ion battery, Flexible Heating Sheet or Heat-Radiating Element