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

Synthetic Rubber

The synthetic polymer with high elasticity and strength
Synthetic rubber is a synthetic polymer with high elasticity and strength.
It has excellent wear resistance, rebound resilience and mechanical properties and is used for a belt, hose, shoes, etc.

Use of Product

Tire, Shoe insole, Packing, Hose

  • BR

    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.

  • SBR

    SBR(Styrene Butadiene Rubber) is a synthetic rubber made by performing low-temperature emulsion polymerization on styrene and butadiene.
    Compared to natural rubber, SBR boasts uniform quality and excellent heat/wear resistance. It is widely used to manufacture tires, shoes and industrial goods.

  • SSBR

    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.

  • NBR

    NBR(Nitrile-butadiene rubber) is 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.

MBSMethacrylate Butadiene Styrene

A modifying agent for improving plastic properties
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. LG Chem is strengthening its world-class technological competitiveness in the global market through relentless research and development activities.

Use of Product

Transparent sheet, Window profile, Pipe,fitting, Mobile phone housing, Home appliances housing


The best liquid synthetic latex in the world
LATEX is a synthetic latex in the milk-colored liquid form and is divided into SB Latex and NBR Latex. SB Latex is an adhesive for paper coating used to improve printing quality while NBR Latex is used for impregnated rubber products such as gloves for medical/experimental use. LG Chem manufactures its products based on its cutting-edge technologies and the products are recognized for their quality worldwide.

Use of Product

SB LATEX = Coated paper, Coated board /  NBR LATEX = Medical gloves, Semi-coated gloves

SBSStyrene Butadiene Styrene

Special resin showing the properties of plastic and resin at the same time
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.

Use of Product

Asphalt modifying agent(road pavement, waterproof sheet), Compound(shoes, PS modifying agent), Adhesive