Enhancing competitiveness in the global market through continuous investment in R&D
LG Chem has strived to develop core technologies through continuous R&D. As a result, we have developed distinguished new products and processes in petrochemical materials and have led the R&D trends in the Korean chemical industry from advanced materials to sustainability, including lithium-ion secondary batteries. Through such efforts, LG Chem has contributed to Korea’s technological edge and economic development. We continue to focus on performance-driven R&D to obtain advantages over our global competitors.

Highly functional elastomers and plastomers

Developed elastic ethylene polymers using metallocene catalysts
  • Developed and mass-produced the product using the proprietary metallocene catalyst technology for the first time in Korea in 2009
  • The resulting product is a high value-added material that has both the elasticity of rubber and the processibility of plastic
Environment-friendly, super-absorbent resin for diapers (SAP) Environment-friendly, super-absorbent resin for diapers (SAP)

Environment-friendly, super-absorbent resin for diapers (SAP)

Developed sustainable and super-absorbent resin of high quality using the photopolymerization technology
  • Enhanced the sustainability of the product by reducing the amount of chemical residue through photopolymerization and crosslinking density control technology
  • -Obtained high-quality product by enhancing its absorption properties through surface property modifying technology
Reverse osmosis filter for water treatment Reverse osmosis filter for water treatment

Reverse osmosis filter for water treatment

Developed high-performance reverse osmosis separator
  • The new reverse osmosis (RO) filter has enhanced the reverse osmosis performance by up to 30% compared to the existing products by applying the world’s No. 1 polymer synthesis and processing technologies and the nano compound reaction technology
  • The RO filter for seawater desalination can remove salt by up to 99.85%, the highest desalination rate in the industry
Ternary (+) electrode materials Ternary (+) electrode materials

Ternary (+) electrode materials

Developed ternary (+) electrode materials for high-capacity and safe lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
  • -Enhanced the capacity of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and their performance at high temperatures by forming a stable structure of three elements: nickel, manganese, and cobalt
  • -Minimized the volume change during charging and discharging to increase the lifespan of the battery and improve its safety
Zemiglo Zemiglo

Zemiglo

Korea’s first new diabetes treatment drug
  • Controls blood sugar levels by increasing the actions of incretin hormones that promote insulin secretion
  • Fewer side effects such as low blood sugar and weight gain compared to other drugs
  • Became the first new Korean drug to reach KRW 100 billion in sales in 2020
Eupolio Eupolio

Eupolio

World’s first attenuated Sabin IPV to receive the prequalification status from the WHO
  • Next-generation inactivated vaccine that has chemically removed pathogenicity using attenuated (weakened) viruses
  • Enhanced stability compared to existing live vaccines