World-class materials company with strong R&D capability
LG Chem aims to reinforce the competitiveness of its core technologies, increase investment in the next-generation materials and technologies, and develop new growth engines for the future to maintain its position as a global leader in R&D in the materials industry. We also pursue harmonious long-term growth in the environment, society, and economy by developing environmentally-friendly technology and products.
  • Future Technology Research Center
  • Platform Technology Research Center
  • Analytical Sciences Center
  • Petrochemicals R&D
  • CS(Customer Solution) Center
  • Development by Business Unit
    • NCC/PO
    • PVC/Plasticizers
    • ABS
    • HPM
    • Sustainability
    • Nexolution
    • Catalyst
Advanced Materials Company
  • Development by Business Unit
    • Cathode materials
    • IT materials (film, raw materials, semiconductor materials)
    • Engineering materials
    • Separators
Life Sciences
  • Drug Discovery Center
  • CMC Research Center
  • Drug Development Center
  • Clinical&Regulatory Affairs Center
R&D Expenses / Workforce
LG Chem is committed to investing in our future, as evident in our continued expansion of R&D expenses and workforce.
- R&D Expenses
(unit: KRW 100 million)
See table below
R&D Expenses :2020 ,2021 ,2022
2020 11,685
2021 13,871
2022 17,887
- R&D Workforce
(unit: person)
See table below
R&D Workforce :2020 ,2021 ,2022
2020 5,300
2021 6,300
2022 7,151
Accumulation of Intellectual Property
LG Chem has accumulated a rich reserve of patents and trademarks through strategic management of intellectual property.
Domestic patents and trademarks
Overseas patents and trademarks
(unit: number of registrations)
See table below
Accumulation of Intellectual Property :2020 ,2021 ,2022
2020 16,148 26,686
2021 16,857 29,517
2022 17,876 62,100
Capacity building
Systematic intellectual property management
We have strengthened the system to establish patent strategies spanning the entire corporation, from R&D activities to business operations.
Step-by-step patent management
From early R&D to commercialization, our dedicated IP experts provide focused support to acquire patents and strategize their applications.
Open innovation
We are fostering various open innovations to prepare for the future and tap into exceptional technologies early.