Milestone
2019
04 Established 'VLBP', a joint venture with VinFast in Vietnam Acquired DuPont's soluble OLED technologies
2018
09 Acquired U.S. automotive adhesive specialist 'Uniseal'
07 Became the first Korean chemical company to join the list of the top 10 global chemical companies
03 Acquired selling approval on the first antibody biosimilar ‘Eucept’ in Korea
2017
10 Launched treatment for dyslipidemia and Type2 Diabetes & Dyslipidemia 'Zemiro'
07 Established a automotive battery manufacturing subsidiary in Wroclaw, Poland Completed construction of Osong plant for diagnostic kits
01 70th anniversary of LG Chem foundation Merged with LG Life Sciences
2016
11 Acquired GSEM
10 Groundbreaking of automotive battery plant in Poland Won an international bid and secured a deal to supply the 5-in-1 multifunctional vaccine Eupenta to UNICEF
02 Received WHO’s prequalification approval for ' Eupenta', a 5-in-1 multifunctional vaccine
01 Acquired Dongbu Farm Hannong
2015
12 Korea’s first diabetes treatment ‘Zemiglo’ approved in India and 7 other foreign countries
10 Completed construction of the battery plant in nanjing, China Founded Huanam(桦南) Tech Center, China
08 Completed water treatment reverse osmosis membrane plant in Cheongju
06 Developed world's first Hexagon Battery
03 Completed expansion of China polarizer plant (24 million m²)
01 A hyaluronic acid filler ‘Yvoire’ entered the Mexican market
2014
11 Completed expansion of Yeosu NCC(ethylene 150,000 tons)
07 Launched osteoarthritis treatment "Synovian™"
05 Acquired NanoH2O (water treatment filter manufacturer)
01 Completed expansion of Yeosu SAP(80,000 tons)
2013
10 Established High EVA(140,000 tons) and SSBR(60,000 tons) plant in Deasan
08 Completed expansion of polymer battery(10,000,000cells/month) plant in Nanjing, China.
07 Export hyaluronic filler 'Yvoire' to China
2012
12 Exported a new diabetes drug technology to Sanofi, France
06 Completed expansion of acrylic acid(160,000 tons) and SAP(80,000 tons) plant. Diabetes treatment got approved by KFDA first in Korea
2011
12 Developed meningitis vaccine first in Korea
07 Established a petrochemical joint venture in Kazakhstan
04 Completed expansion of Daesan NCC(ethylene 150,000 tons, propylene 75,000 tons, etc.)Completed construction of Ochang plant 1 for electric vehicle batteries
03 Launched first Korean hyaluronic filler 'Yvoire Classic'
2010
12 Export diabetes treatment to Nebel Pharm.(Turkey) Factive, Eutropin awarded as 'Korea 100 Technology'
10 Became 100% shareholder of LG Polycarbonate(through acquisition of remaining 50% shares)
07 Started construction of automotive battery plant in Michigan, USA
04 Completed expansion of Yeosu NCC(ethylene 100,000 tons, propylene 40,000 tons, etc.)
01 Established HL Green Power Co., LTD., a joint venture with Hyundai Mobis Export diabetes treatment to Double Crane Pharm.(China)
2009
09 Started construction of TFT-LCD glass plant in LG Paju Industrial Complex Started construction of car battery plant in Ochang Techno Park
06 Established a SBS manufacturing subsidiary in Tianjin, China
05 Industrial Materials Business spun off (LG Housys)
04 Domestically launched the pediatric growth hormone Eutropin Plus®
2008
09 Developed and produced elastomer, a high value-added resin, first in South Korea Acquired Kolon’s SAP business (high absorbent resin)
08 Concluded an MOU on development of electric car batteries with the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and Hyundai Motor Company
03 Signed an agreement on the development of high-efficiency OLED with UDC in the U.S.
01 Candidate material for hepatitis treatment awarded in Korean New Drug Symposium
2007
11 Merged with LG Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
05 Hyruan Plus™, a treatment for osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis, earns CE Marking
04 Completed expansion of Daesan NCC(ethylene 260,000 tons, propylene 130,000 tons, etc.)
01 KFDA approval of sustained release-human growth hormone of Declage™.
2006
10 Completed expansion of Ochang polarizer plant (49 million m²)
06 Development and commercialization of Follitrope™, an ovulation induction treatment.
01 Merged with LG Daesan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
2005
11 Established a polarizer back-end subsidiary in Poland
10 Completed expansion of Ochang polarizer plant (26 million m²)
09 Degenerative arthritis treatment (HYRUAN Plus™) commercialized.
07 Completed expansion of Yeosu acrylate facilities (95,000 M/T) Established a marketing subsidiary in Europe
06 Established a joint R&D lab with Moscow State University
01 Established LG Daesan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
2004
11 Completed construction of Guangzhou ABS plant, China
10 Established LG Chem (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
07 Established a marketing subsidiary in Taiwan
06 Established an SBL manufacturing subsidiary in Ningbo, China
03 Completed construction of Ochang Techno Park
02 FACTIVE® approved as a new drug in Canada. FACTIVE® given IR52 Chang Young-sil Award of the Year for (Presidential Prize).
2003
08 Established an IT & electronic materials subsidiary in Nanjing, China
07 Completed expansion of the PVC plant in Tianjin, China (100,000 M/T)
06 Acquired Hyundai Petrochemicals through consortium with Honam Petrochemicals
04 FACTIVE® quinolone antibiotics approved by US FDA.
2002
12 Permission received to put FACTIVE® tablets on the Korean market. Patents for production technology related to sustained release human growth hormone perceived from 22 European countries
10 Completed expansion of the ABS plant in Ningbo, China (150,000 M/T)
08 Completed construction of the EP plant in Guangzhou, China LG Life Sciences launched (after being spun off from LGCI); Executive Vice President Yang Heung-joon named CEO.
04 Completed expansion of the Cheongju plant, doubling the capacity of rechargeable batteries with KRW 100 billion investment
02 Completed expansion of Cheongju polarizer plant
2001
10 Completed expansion of Tianjin PVC plant in China (90,000 M/T)
04 Split the company (LGCI, LG Chem, LG Household & Healthcare)
03 Established a battery R&D center in the U.S.
2000
11 Acquired Hyundai Petrochemicals’ PVC business
10 Completed expansion of Ningbo ABS plant in China (90,000 M/T)
07 Developed phosphor for PDP
1999
10 Completed construction of IT & electronic materials (lithium-ion batteries, optical materials, and MBL negatives) plant Commercialized color filter photoresist for LCD panels
09 Completed construction of Cheongju plant for rechargeable batteries, phophors and CCL
02 Issued two million global depository receipts(first time for a listed company in South Korea)
1998
07 Completed construction of Ningbo ABS plant in China
1997
10 Euromoney named LG Chem one of Asia’s top companies
04 Completed expansion of Yeosu acrylate, EDC/CA, and VCM plants
1996
11 Acquired India’s Hindustan Polymers Ltd.
1995
02 Renamed to LG Chem, Ltd.
1994
10 Completed construction of Lucky Research Park
1993
04 Developed and marketed industry’s first HCFC-resistant synthetic resin
1992
10 Completed construction of Yeosu PA plant
1987
05 Completed construction of Naju acrylate plant
1985
01 Completed construction of Yeosu PS plant
1984
03 Acquired Korea General Chemicals’ Naju plant
1982
09 Completed expansion of Yeosu PVC paste resin plant
1979
10 Opened the Daedeok Central R&D Center
1978
08 AUGCompleted the Ulsan Plastic Processing Plant
1976
09 Completed the Yeosu PVC Paste Resin Plant
1974
02 Changed company name to Lucky Corporation
1969
10 Listed on Korea Stock Exchange
1966
03 Established Korea’s first synthetic detergent plant in Anyang
01 Renamed to Lucky Chemical Industries Co, Ltd.
1962
08 Established Lucky Vinyl Co., Ltd.
1959
03 Established Lucky Oil and Fat Co., Ltd.
1954
06 Constructed Busan Yeonji Plant (expanded synthetic resin processing facilities)
1951
11 Moved to Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea(produced Korea’s first injection-molded synthetic resin products)
1947
01 Established as Lucky Chemical Co., Ltd.(manufacturing of cosmetics begun)
2019
04 Established 'VLBP', a joint venture with VinFast in Vietnam Acquired DuPont's soluble OLED technologies
2018
09 Acquired U.S. automotive adhesive specialist 'Uniseal'
07 Became the first Korean chemical company to join the list of the top 10 global chemical companies
03 Acquired selling approval on the first antibody biosimilar ‘Eucept’ in Korea
2017
10 Launched treatment for dyslipidemia and Type2 Diabetes & Dyslipidemia 'Zemiro'
07 Established a automotive battery manufacturing subsidiary in Wroclaw, Poland Completed construction of Osong plant for diagnostic kits
01 70th anniversary of LG Chem foundation Merged with LG Life Sciences
2016
11 Acquired GSEM
10 Groundbreaking of automotive battery plant in Poland Won an international bid and secured a deal to supply the 5-in-1 multifunctional vaccine Eupenta to UNICEF
02 Received WHO’s prequalification approval for ' Eupenta', a 5-in-1 multifunctional vaccine
01 Received WHO’s prequalification approval for ' Eupenta', a 5-in-1 multifunctional vaccine
2015
12 Korea’s first diabetes treatment ‘Zemiglo’ approved in India and 7 other foreign countries
10 Completed construction of the battery plant in nanjing, China Founded Huanam(桦南) Tech Center, China
08 < Completed water treatment reverse osmosis membrane plant in Cheongju
06 < Developed world's first Hexagon Battery
03 Completed expansion of China polarizer plant (24 million m²)
01 A hyaluronic acid filler ‘Yvoire’ entered the Mexican market
2014
11 Completed expansion of Yeosu NCC(ethylene 150,000 tons)
07 Launched osteoarthritis treatment "Synovian™"
05 Acquired NanoH2O (water treatment filter manufacturer)
01 Completed expansion of Yeosu SAP(80,000 tons)
2013
10 Established High EVA(140,000 tons) and SSBR(60,000 tons) plant in Deasan
08 Completed expansion of polymer battery(10,000,000cells/month) plant in Nanjing, China.
07 Export hyaluronic filler 'Yvoire' to China
2012
12 Exported a new diabetes drug technology to Sanofi, France
06 Completed expansion of acrylic acid(160,000 tons) and SAP(80,000 tons) plant. Diabetes treatment got approved by KFDA first in Korea
2011
12 Developed meningitis vaccine first in Korea
07 Established a petrochemical joint venture in Kazakhstan
04 Completed expansion of Daesan NCC(ethylene 150,000 tons, propylene 75,000 tons, etc.)Completed construction of Ochang plant 1 for electric vehicle batteries
03 Launched first Korean hyaluronic filler 'Yvoire Classic'
2010
12 Export diabetes treatment to Nebel Pharm.(Turkey) Factive, Eutropin awarded as 'Korea 100 Technology'
10 Became 100% shareholder of LG Polycarbonate(through acquisition of remaining 50% shares)
07 Started construction of automotive battery plant in Michigan, USA
04 Completed expansion of Yeosu NCC(ethylene 100,000 tons, propylene 40,000 tons, etc.)
01 Established HL Green Power Co., LTD., a joint venture with Hyundai Mobis Export diabetes treatment to Double Crane Pharm.(China)
2009
09 Started construction of TFT-LCD glass plant in LG Paju Industrial Complex Started construction of car battery plant in Ochang Techno Park
06 Established a SBS manufacturing subsidiary in Tianjin, China
05 Industrial Materials Business spun off (LG Housys)
04 Domestically launched the pediatric growth hormone Eutropin Plus®
2008
09 Developed and produced elastomer, a high value-added resin, first in South Korea Acquired Kolon’s SAP business (high absorbent resin)
08 Concluded an MOU on development of electric car batteries with the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and Hyundai Motor Company
03 Signed an agreement on the development of high-efficiency OLED with UDC in the U.S.
01 Candidate material for hepatitis treatment awarded in Korean New Drug Symposium
2007
11 Merged with LG Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
05 Hyruan Plus™, a treatment for osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis, earns CE Marking
04 Completed expansion of Daesan NCC(ethylene 260,000 tons, propylene 130,000 tons, etc.)
01 KFDA approval of sustained release-human growth hormone of Declage™.
2006
10 Completed expansion of Ochang polarizer plant (49 million m²)
06 Development and commercialization of Follitrope™, an ovulation induction treatment.
01 Merged with LG Daesan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
2005
11 Established a polarizer back-end subsidiary in Poland
10 Completed expansion of Ochang polarizer plant (26 million m²)
09 Degenerative arthritis treatment (HYRUAN Plus™) commercialized.
07 Completed expansion of Yeosu acrylate facilities (95,000 M/T) Established a marketing subsidiary in Europe
06 Established a joint R&D lab with Moscow State University
01 Established LG Daesan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
2004
11 Completed construction of Guangzhou ABS plant, China
10 Established LG Chem (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
07 Established a marketing subsidiary in Taiwan
06 Established an SBL manufacturing subsidiary in Ningbo, China
03 Completed construction of Ochang Techno Park
02 FACTIVE® approved as a new drug in Canada. FACTIVE® given IR52 Chang Young-sil Award of the Year for (Presidential Prize).
2003
08 Established an IT & electronic materials subsidiary in Nanjing, China
07 Completed expansion of the PVC plant in Tianjin, China (100,000 M/T)
06 Acquired Hyundai Petrochemicals through consortium with Honam Petrochemicals
04 FACTIVE® quinolone antibiotics approved by US FDA.
2002
12 Permission received to put FACTIVE® tablets on the Korean market. Patents for production technology related to sustained release human growth hormone perceived from 22 European countries
10 Completed expansion of the ABS plant in Ningbo, China (150,000 M/T)
08 Completed construction of the EP plant in Guangzhou, China LG Life Sciences launched (after being spun off from LGCI); Executive Vice President Yang Heung-joon named CEO.
04 Completed expansion of the Cheongju plant, doubling the capacity of rechargeable batteries with KRW 100 billion investment
02 Completed expansion of Cheongju polarizer plant
2001
10 Completed expansion of Tianjin PVC plant in China (90,000 M/T)
04 Split the company (LGCI, LG Chem, LG Household & Healthcare)
03 Established a battery R&D center in the U.S.
2000
11 Acquired Hyundai Petrochemicals’ PVC business
10 Completed expansion of Ningbo ABS plant in China (90,000 M/T)
07 Developed phosphor for PDP
1999
10 Completed construction of IT & electronic materials (lithium-ion batteries, optical materials, and MBL negatives) plant Commercialized color filter photoresist for LCD panels
09 Completed construction of Cheongju plant for rechargeable batteries, phophors and CCL
02 Issued two million global depository receipts(first time for a listed company in South Korea)
1998
07 Completed construction of Ningbo ABS plant in China
1997
10 Euromoney named LG Chem one of Asia’s top companies
04 Completed expansion of Yeosu acrylate, EDC/CA, and VCM plants
1996
11 Acquired India’s Hindustan Polymers Ltd.
1995
02 Renamed to LG Chem, Ltd.
1994
10 Completed construction of Lucky Research Park
1993
04 Developed and marketed industry’s first HCFC-resistant synthetic resin
1992
10 Completed construction of Yeosu PA plant
1987
05 Completed construction of Naju acrylate plant
1985
01 Completed construction of Yeosu PS plant
1984
03 Acquired Korea General Chemicals’ Naju plant
1982
09 Completed expansion of Yeosu PVC paste resin plant
1979
10 Opened the Daedeok Central R&D Center
1978
08 AUGCompleted the Ulsan Plastic Processing Plant
1976
09 Completed the Yeosu PVC Paste Resin Plant
1974
02 Changed company name to Lucky Corporation
1969
10 Listed on Korea Stock Exchange
1966
03 Established Korea’s first synthetic detergent plant in Anyang
01 Renamed to Lucky Chemical Industries Co, Ltd.
1962
08 Established Lucky Vinyl Co., Ltd.
1959
03 Established Lucky Oil and Fat Co., Ltd.
1954
06 Constructed Busan Yeonji Plant (expanded synthetic resin processing facilities)
1951
11 Moved to Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea(produced Korea’s first injection-molded synthetic resin products)
1947
01 Established as Lucky Chemical Co., Ltd.(manufacturing of cosmetics begun)