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Basic Materials & Chemicals R&D Center focuses on the development of materials based on core technologies in polymerization, catalysts and process. We have independently developed specialty ABS products including flame retardant ABS and transparent ABS, acrylic and MBS impact reinforcements and high value-added products such as synthetic rubber and latex. Furthermore, we have developed basic display materials and achieved many results by combining polymers with IT and electronic materials.

In addition, we have successfully commercialized high value-added polyolefins with a metallocene catalyst which is our proprietary and novel catalyst for the next-generation PP/PE catalyst products. We are also concentrating our research capacities in SAP and Acrylates to develop a new strategic technology maximizing the profits of Basic Materials & Chemicals business. Based on the accumulated development capabilities, Basic Materials & Chemicals R&D Center also focuses on developing high functional/environment-friendly materials (CO2 plastic, CNT, etc) and on creating new businesses.

Functional Polymer

FRR(Flame Retardant Resin)

FRR(Flame Retardant Resin)
Various flame retardant systems are applied to polymers such as styrenic resins, engineering plastics, and their blends to manufacture flame retardant resins. To obtain the flame retardant property, flame retardants such as halogenated organic compounds and organic phosphates are added to the resins, blended with flame retardant resins, or introduced directly to the polymer. A properly designed flame retardant system is required to develop flame retardant resins that meet the required properties of the end-use applications Flame retardant resins are used in a variety of housing materials and parts for electric and electronic products such as LCD TVs, monitors, mobile phones, copiers, and printers. Our research on flame retardant resins is focused on developing high performance and environmentally-friendly products through new polymerization and compounding technologies and innovative flame retardant systems.
  • copying machine
  • Printer
  • LCD TV
  • Monitor

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
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Functional Polymer

ASA(Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate) Resin

ASA(Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate) Resin
ASA weatherable resin is c a modified terpolymer formed by blending an armorphous thermoplastic copolymer of Acrylonitrile(A) and Styrene(S) with an elastomeric component typically based on Acrylate rubber(A). The difference between ABS and ASA is the use of Acrylic elastomer. The use of a three-monomer system allows the property profile of ASA resin to be tailored to meet a broad range of end-use requirements. The use of saturated Acrylate Rubber gives ASA resin an exceptional durability in outdoor environments. It retains its color and mechanical properties under prolonged exposures to sunlight, moisture, and heat. ASA is widely used in automotive parts and construction materials processed by injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion and co-extrusion. Our research on weatherable resins is focused to develop high performance products with enhanced physical properties and weather resistance through structured core shell latex technologies and morphology design.
  • ASA resin applied automobile exterior materials
  • ASA resin applied window profile
  • ASA resin applied exterior materials for outdoor activities such as surfing and waterski
  • ASA resin applied display housing

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Functional Polymer

Synthetic Rubber

Synthetic Rubber for High Performance Tire and Industrial Materials
Needs for tires with high abrasion resistance and improved driving safety that lower the fuel consumption of a vehicle are currently on the rise due to the increase in oil price and the reinforcement on carbon dioxide emission restrictions. It is known that high performance characteristics of a tire can be accomplished by microstructure control and end-group modification of raw polymers. In order to meet the customers’ requirements, our research is focused on the development of high performance Solution SBR(SSBR, Solution Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) and Nd-BR(Neodymium catalyst-based Butadiene Rubber). Another area of our research is the synthesis of proprietary neodymium-based catalyst for butadiene rubber.
NBR(Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber) is an emulsion-polymerized synthetic rubber. In addition to the various industrial applications in hydraulic hoses, belts, and foamed insulator materials, NBR is used in auto parts such as gaskets, O-rings and hoses. We are developing NBR products suited for various applications based on the technology of polymer structure control. Rheological study of polymers is also carried out to understand the mechanisms of rubber performance.
  • synthetic rubber used tier materials for automobile
  • synthetic rubber used interior materials for golf ball
  • synthetic rubber for shoe soles
  • synthetic rubber used industrial hose with oil resistance
  • synthetic rubber used gasket materials
  • synthetic rubber used reactor materials

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Functional Polymer

High Performance Latex Team

Basic Materials R&D Chemicals RR&DD Center is developing SB Latex and NB Latex of high quality based on LG’s own emulsion technology. Our core technology includes various cutting-edge polymer technologies from synthesis of morphology-controlled nano-scale particles to film formation as well as process technology.

SB Latex(Styrene-Butadiene Latex)
Coated papers are produced by coating the base paper with pigments. SB Latex, a binder for coated papers, requires a sophisticated technology since it plays a crucial role in printing properties. Because the coating speed must be as high as 2,000m/min, technology of controlling rheological properties is also necessary. LG Chem has been producing excellent SB Latexes with high gloss and high binding force for use in web papers contributing to a continued growth in market share.
NB Latex(Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Latex)
As disposable gloves are increasingly expanding their applications from medical examination to clean room and food handling, NBR Latex has attracted considerable attention as an alternative to natural rubber for glove material. Especially the thin nitrile gloves have dramatically changed the recent glove market since LG Chem developed the novel NBR Latex for thin gloves with thickness of 50㎛, which clearly shows LG’s leading-edge technology. Based on the multi-disciplinary approach combining membranes and biology with latex technology, LG Chem provides customers with NB Latexes for use in tougher gloves and sulfur-free gloves that cause less irritation on skin contact.
  • schema for micro structure of latex coating material
  • difference between normal coated paper and high definition coated paper
  • high elastic latex glove

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Functional Polymer

PC(Polycarbonate)

Premium Polycarbonate Copolymers
Polycarbonate(PC) resin is anamorphous engineering thermoplastic, characterized by its remarkable transparency, toughness, heat resistance, and dimensional stability. Its use can be found in various applications in industrial fields such as office automation equipment, electric and electronic equipments, automotive parts and building materials. Our unique production process and products offer various solutions to meet customer’s requirements. In addition, through synthesis of new functional monomers and research on polymerization technology, we are concentrating our resources on developing novel PC products, eco-friendly transparent polymers and integrated novel process.
  • Polycarbonate applied building materials
  • Polycarbonate applied highway noise barrier
  • Polycarbonate applied automobile interior materials
  • Polycarbonate applied interior materials for electrical instrument
  • Polycarbonate applied anti static plastic
  • Polycarbonate applied container for liquid

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Functional Polymer

PVC

Paste PVC
Paste PVC(Poly Vinyl Chloride) is considered the most useful material in plastics, because its applications are closely weaved into our daily lives; many household items and construction products are made from paste PVC. Among many polymerization techniques micro seeded emulsion polymerization(MSP) process shows enhanced performance in productivity and has many advantages in the plastisol process.(for example; outstanding rheological properties, low viscosity, foaming properties and gelling). Basic Materials R&D Chemicals RR&DD Center strives to improve rheological, foaming, and gelling properties of paste PVC through polymerization control, optimization of seed input, and post polymerization additives development. We are also committed to developing stable additives and environmentally friendly plasticizers. Paste PVC has been used in a wide range of applications such as wall coverings, floorings, artificial leathers, gloves, and toys, on the basis of its excellent durability, flame-resistance, and anti-corrosiveness. It also has been used in adhesives(sheet, film) and car underbody coatings. We are able to make high-quality Paste PVCs based on key technologies such as latex particle size control, and configuration control.
  • PVC used flame retardant wallpaper
  • PVC used flooring materials
  • PVC used artificial leather
  • PVC used diverse types of gloves such as medical gloves and industrial gloves

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Functional Polymer

Plastic Modifier

Plastic modifiers are synthetic polymers that are added to polymer compounds to improve physical properties as well as the processability of polymers during the processing. Impact modifiers are used to enhance toughness of the plastics and processing aids are used to control melt rheology of the polymers and to meet aesthetic need in plastics. Our customer’s main interest is to increase the efficiency of plastic modifiers that are well suited for the demanding applications in packaging materials, decorative sheets, electronic device housings, home appliances, automotive parts, and outdoor construction materials. To cope with the requirements of plastics industry, we have been developing high efficiency plastic modifiers via emulsion polymerization, morphology control, and plastics processing technology.

  • This is a structural diagram of plastic modifier which is a core-shell structure, and it consists of core shell and grafted shell
  • plastic modifier used packaging materials
  • plastic modifier used outdoor building materials
  • plastic modifier used housing for electrical device

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Eco Friendly/High Performance Materials

SAP

SAP(Superabsorbent Polymer)
Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), the crosslinked and partially neutralized polyacrylic acids, can absorb water up to several hundred times of the dry weight. SAP is polymerized in aqueous solution; a novel process developed independently by LG Chem.
SAP is used extensively as the raw material in various industries, especially attractive in baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, and adult incontinence products. Other emerging applications include uses in packings, soil moisteners in farming water stops, waste coagulants, and food packagings. We have focused on the development of high quality SAP products based on LG Chem’s cutting-edge technology.
  • difference between before and after water absorbed super absorbent polymer
  • diaper for toddlers and senior people
  • soil humectant for agriculture
  • liquid coagulant

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Eco Friendly/High Performance Materials

Battery Binder

Battery Binder for Electric Vehicles
Lithium ion batteries are used for the HEVs(hybrid electric vehicles) and the EVs (electric vehicles). The binder for lithium ion batteries is used to bind active materials themselves as well as a collector and active materials for anode or cathode. Even if the amount of the binder is used so small, the function is crucial for the batteries.
  • battery materials
  • battery binder materials for electric vehicle

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Eco Friendly/High Performance Materials

CO2 Plastic

CO2 plastic is a novel and environmentally friendly polymer made from the copolymerization of carbon dioxide and epoxide in the presence of a catalyst. By utilizing CO2, a major cause of global warming, at a maximum of about 50% by weight of the polymer it contributes to the fixation of carbon dioxide and the reduction of petroleum-dependency. CO2 plastic is characterized by excellent transparency, adhesiveness, gas impermeability, and biodegradability. When burned, CO2 plastic does not produce any toxic gas or carbides. Because of generally low reactivity of CO2 relative to epoxides, the role of a catalyst is critical in copolymerization.
Basic Materials R&D Chemicals R&D Center focuses on developing a novel catalyst with an increased catalytic activity as well as designing a various process for the copolymerization. Based on our extensive R&D infrastructure on processing technologies, we are also conducting an active research in areas including the development of a film material using CO2 plastic’s high elongation, transparency and excellent gas impermeability, and the development of a compound material by blending with various biomass-derived, biodegradable polymers, in order to newly define the end use of CO2 plastics, and to create a new market accordingly.

  • various film materials with high elongation and high transparency
  • bio based biodegradable resin
  • bio based biodegradable compounding materials
  • biodegradable packaging materials

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Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Catalyst Technology촉매기반 기술 및 공정 개발

Metallocene PE

Contrary to the commercially used heterogeneous Zigler-Natta catalyst systems for the polyolefin synthesis, Metallocene catalyst technology provides precisely controlled polyolefin’s microstructure due to its single-site nature. This allows metallocene’s big success for producing high specialty polyolefins. During the past 20 years, LG Chem has independently developed and commercialized metallocene technology and the resulting products; for examples, PERT (polyethylene pipe for housing), high performance LLDPE films, super strength blow molding materials, pressurized HDPE pipes. Key properties of LG Chem’s metallocene products come from sophisticated molecular weight distribution and density control as well as short chain branches over each polymer. Because of these micro-structural advantages, LG Chem’s metallocene polymer has a superior pressure-resistant property and better processibility compared with existing conventional polymers, Through the development and bulk synthesis of metallocene catalysts, LG Chem has optimized commercial metallocene techniques including the supported catalysts. As a result of these efforts, LG Chem leads the state-of-the-art metallocene technology in Korea.

  • industrial pipe
  • high clarity film
  • high strength rope

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Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
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Catalyst Technology

Metallocene PP

Metallocene Polypropylene is the latest generation of polypropylene and has a uniform and homogeneous nature compared with conventional Ziegler-Natta PP due to a very narrow molecular weight distribution and an uniform comonomer distribution. Its narrow molecular weight distribution results in the fast drawing of continuous filaments without an additional chain cracking process which makes harmful volatile materials. Moreover, clarified metallocene PP copolymer offers excellent transparency similar to polystyrene and polyethylene terephthalate because of a uniform comonomer distribution, along with easy processability for high productivity and physical properties.
The main applications include high-end masks, industrial filters, transparent bottles, nursing bottles and medical uses due to additional intrinsic properties such as light weight, easy recycling and excellent organoleptics. To satisfy varying customer specifications, we have been concentrating our R&D efforts on the development of the world's best PP materials through proprietary technology of metallocene catalysts and their commercialization through process modeling and product design from pilot plant research.

  • industrial filter
  • transparent container
  • transparent container
  • medical plastics

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Catalyst Technology

Acrylates Process Development

Throughout the world, the production of acrylic acid from propylene mainly consists of the two-stage oxidation reaction. LG Chem is the first company in Korea to develop its own technology in the catalyst production and acrylates purification process. Acrylic acid has an excellent chemical reactivity with its double bond and a functional group in the molecular structure. Acrylic acid is used extensively as the raw material for super absorbent polymers(SAP) and acrylates made by a reaction of an alcohol and acrylic acid. It is also used as the raw material for various reaction processes; for example, textiles, paints, adhesives and impact reinforcing materials.
To obtain cost leadership and innovative technology for LG Chem’s acrylates processes, we have improved energy consumption unit and developed highly energy- efficient purification process of acrylates.

  • equipments for acrylate process
  • acrylic based paint and vanish

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com

Catalyst Technology

CNT

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a one-dimensional cylindrical structure. Owing to their unique mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical properties, CNTs can be applied to various fields such as composites, transparent electrodes, field effect transistors, AFM probes, field emission tips, and sensors. In Basic Materials R&D Chemicals R&D Center, high-quality CNTs are synthesized in a fluidized bed reactor using a catalyst developed independently.

Three main parts of CNT research at LG Chem include:

Catalyst part
To economically produce the high quality CNTs, the catalyst of low cost and high efficiency, mainly the transition metal-based heterogeneous catalyst, is investigated.
Process part
Novel fluidized bed reactor with high carbon conversion rate and low byproduct generation is also being developed
Application part
We are developing CNT-enhanced polymer composites to improve electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties and we also carry on researches to replace some existing materials.
  • carbon nano tube structure
  • carbon nano tube coated plastics with high temperature resistance
  • conductive complex
  • Active materials for lithium ion rechargeable battery

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Polymer Analysis Chain structure, Morphology, Surface and Interface Analysis, Optical and Electrical Properties, Optical Analysis, Infinitesimal Analysis, Mechanical Property Analysis
Chemical Engineering Catalyst and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Process Simulation, Process Automation Heterogeneous Catalyst, Separation Processes, Refining Processes
Chemistry Organic Metal Catalyst, Organic Synthesis, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Physical Chemistry, Nano-sciecne
  • Contact : nasalin@lgchem.com