LG Chemicals (Lucky GoldStar Chemical) is the biggest Korean chemical company and has its headquarters in Seoul. LG Chem has over 16 000 employees. LG Chem’s history is dated from 1947 when Lucky Chemical Industrial Corporation was established.
LG Chem focuses on satisfactions of its customers through great combination of high quality products, broad portfolio, and reliable services. Innovative materials, produced by LG Chem, are positioned to offer optimum cost- performance in a competitive market place.
The company produces a wide range of chemicals and Polymers , but is best known in Europe for the range of Styrenic polmers , eg ABS and ASA.
LG Chem is the second biggest ABS producer worldwide. LG Chem produces acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins with SM feedstock. These ABS resins are mainly used for production of electric and electronic devices, domestic appliances, interior automotive parts and toys.
LG Chem has production units in Korea and China. Their plant in China was recently expanded up to annual production capacity of 1.3 million tons, making LG Chem the global industry leader in both scale and market share.
The LG ABS portfolio consists of standard grades as well as specialty grades:
- General purpose.
- Flame retardant.
- High Flow.
- High impact.
- High gloss surface.
- High heat.
- Metal plating.
- M-ABS (transparent).
- Coloured (black, white, grey and tailored colours).
LG Chem also produces ASA grades for mainly outdoor applications due to good ASA weather resistance.
LG Chem is highly specialized in color matching where very narrow specifications are being requested.