We develop high value-added
materials and solutions for the
Good materials make good products,
and good products form the basis of a good life.
We develop good materials that form the basis of life
to create a more abundant and convenient lifestyle.
The Chemical business is making steady achievements in the existing business area centered on polycarbonate chain, while also reforming the business portfolio to focus on specialty solutions and identify new business opportunities in the eco-friendly, high-tech, and personal care industries. Furthermore, we will develop innovative technologies targeting the global market and expand the reach of our network to ultimately become a global specialty company that contributes to strengthening the overall competitiveness of the industry.
Engineering Plastic (EP)More
High-tech materials such as automobile,EP is a special plastic that is stronger than metal and clearer than glass. Its superior transparency, heat-resistance and mechanical characteristics compared to general-use plastic makes it the most suitable high-function, high-tech material for electric/electronic, automobile and optical products.
electric/electronic and mechanical parts
Ion Exchange ResinMore
Synthetic resin for water treatment and separation/purification of substancesIon exchange resin is a synthetic resin that has the ability to exchange ions. It is mainly used for water treatment and separation or purification of certain substances, and also used for various products such as pharmaceutical, semiconductor and catalyst products. Samyang Corporation is the only ion exchange resin producer in Korea, taking the lead in developing resins and application technologies for ultrapure water and special purposes.
High-tech materials used for LCD touch panelsSamyang Corporation's EMS BU specializes in the R&D and supply of column spacer, overcoat and photoresist. They are core materials in the production of display panels, such as TFT-LCD and touch panels, which are growing in demand with the development of the IT industry.
Personal Care MaterialsMore
Key materials for hair treatment and skin protectionHighly-functional and naturally-sourced cationic surfactant is a hypoallergenic material that has a low level of skin penetration. Conditioning polymer provides effective protection of hair and skin and is used in various personal care products. The high quality of KCI's products have been recognized by numerous well-known multinational companies, leading to a steady demand for supply.
Plant-derived eco-friendly plastic materialsIsosorbide is the product made by converging food and chemical technologies. It is an eco-friendly material for plastic with a biomass content of 100% produced by chemically processing starch extracted from plant such as corns. It is relatively carbon neutral compared to petroleum-based materials and can be used as a substitute for chemical materials, including plastic, paint and adhesive. Samyang Innochem is the first company in Korea to produce and supply isosorbide.
Other Chemical MaterialsMore
Main material of engineering plasticThe TPA produced by Samnam Petrochemical is used as the main material for polyester textile, resin, film, paint and engineering plastic for its high level of heat resistance, wear resistance and insulation. The BPA produced by Samyang Innochem is used as the main material for polycarbonate, which is used for a wide range of products including electronic and medical products, inner coating applied for corrosion prevention of metal, construction materials, and epoxy resin used as adhesive for wood, metal, glass, ceramics, and rubber.
Fine chemical products used to produce semiconductorsPhotoresist (PR) used for the photolithography process in semiconductor manufacturing is a material that responds to light and consists of polymer, photo acid generator (PAG) and solvent. NC Chem provides a steady supply of polymer and PAG which are the key materials for PR and has the largest compound semiconductor material production plant in Korea.
Samyang's chemical business is carried out based on a vertical subsidiary structure.
To build a platform for sustainable growth, we focus our resources
in the high value-added chemical material area, which has immense growth potentials.
/ Business Divisions
Samyang Corp. (Chemical)
Samyang Corporation's chemical business covers engineering plastic, ion exchange resin, and electronic materials. It strives to improve business value and add abundance to everyday life with world-class chemical materials.
Samnam Petrochemical is a company specializing in terephthalic acid (TPA) production. TPA is the main ingredient for PET resin, film and engineering plastic. Samnam Petrochemical also supplies QTA, a higher quality TPA, which contributes to the improvement of the cost competitiveness and corporate value of its clients.
As the first polycarbonate resin production company in Korea, Samyang Kasei has an annual production amount of 120,000. Recognized for its stable supply and outstanding technology for polycarbonate resin, Samyang Kasei is strengthening its presence in the polycarbonate market.
Samyang Innochem produces more than 150,000 tons of bisphenol-A (BPA) a year. BPA is the key material for polycarbonate, an engineering plastic. Furthermore, it started producing isosorbide, which is an environmentally-friendly material, for the first time in Korea in 2021.
Samyang Fine Technology
Samyang Fine Technology is a manufacturing company established in 2014 specializing in next-generation ion exchange resin. It produces 20,000 kiloliters of homogeneous ion exchange resin per year. Homogeneous ion exchange resin is used to treat ultrapure water for the production of semiconductors and LCDs.
KCI is a specialty chemical product company that produces premium additives for shampoos and conditioners, such as polymer and surfactant, made from naturally sourced ingredients.
NC Chem is a specialty chemical company that produces fine chemical materials for semiconductors.
It specializes in polymer and PAG, which are the core ingredients of PR.