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      Company Overview

      We’re seeking to build a more prosperous future.
      • Chemistry for my life - Hanwha chemistry adds value to your everyday life.
      • 06:00 AMI wake up to the chilly morning air. My day starts early but full of energy. EVAEVA is an eco-friendly material with elasticity and softness which makes it ideal for sneaker soles. Its properties of transparency, flexibility and low-temperature sealability also make EVA an ideal material for laminating films and solar-module sheets.
      • 09:00 AMLike everyone else, I move among others, picking up my pace, as I make my way into the subway to go to work . CACaustic soda is essential in a wide range of industrial products including paper, textiles, detergents, metals, food and electrical generation. Chlorine is a natural co-product of caustic soda and is used to produce polycarbonates.
      • 02:00 PMA cup of coffee cheers me up in the middle of a hectic day. PEA polymer with outstanding physical properties and environmental stability, it is found in many different forms of plastic we use every day. Polyethylene coating applied to paper cups prevent leakage.
      • 06:00 PMTime to wrap up! Driving home, my hands tap lightly on the handle. TDIsTDI is a feedstock for PU resin and adhesives. Flexible foams are used in shoes, furniture, automotive components, bedding and toys. Semi-rigid foams are used in car interior materials.
      • 11:00 PMTime to rest up for a fresh start tomorrow. Survived another day, good job! PVCPVC has a wide range of residential applications such as wallpapers, flooring materials, window frames, cable sheathing, stationary and toys.

      Overview

      Since our establishment in 1965, Hanwha Chemical has been at the forefront of Korea’s advancements in the chemical industry. Starting with Korea’s first production of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), we began producing a full array of basic petrochemical products including LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene), LLDPE (Linear Low-Density Polyethylene), and CA (Chlor-Alkali), all of which has since served as base products across an wide range of industries. Our products exist in people’s daily lives in various forms and contribute to improving the overall quality of life.

      As both a leader and a chemical company in the petrochemical market, we are able to pursue sustainable growth creatively and competitively. We’re expanding our assets to include Polysilicon, a core feedstock for solar PV cells, as well as specialty products like CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) and hydrogenated resins.

      Hanwha Chemical Basic Information
      Company Name Hanwha Chemical Corporation Date of IPO June 19, 1974 CEO Kim Chang-bum
      Business Manufacturing Capital KRW 829,665 million Fiscal Year-end December 31
      Total Equities KRW 4,233,927 million HQ Address Hanwha Building, 86 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
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      • Date of Establishment 1965. 8. 25
      • Sales 34,828 ( Unit : billion KRW)
      • Number of Employees 2,386 (As of 2017)
      • CA Business No. 1 ( in Korean Market Share)
      • Shareholder Status 36.13Hanwha Corp (Unit : %)
      • Credit Rating A+ (Korea Ratings, NICE Ratings)

      Vision

      Our vision is to become a creative and competitive global chemical leader whose top priority is to grow mutually with our customers.

      Our strategy to strengthen our business is by improving our business structure that will support the expansion of both general-purpose products and a specialty product portfolio.

      Corporate Logo

      Our corporate logo consists of three circles evolving, expanding, and symbolically growing infinitely into the universe through ceaseless transformations and innovations.
      The logo reflects our philosophy of creating a better tomorrow for our customers, society, and humanity. It is a harmonious rendering of the dynamic energy of Hanwha.

      Business Areas

      PO (Polyolefin)
      PO has the most extensive range of applications. It is used in the production of all types of packaging materials, container lids, and plastic bags. Hanwha Chemical continues to develop PO products that are globally competitive, including EVA used in shoe soles and solar cell sheets.
      PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
      PVC is the most widely used type of plastic. It can be used in a variety of applications from industrial materials to household items. Hanwha Chemical was the first Korean company to produce PVC in 1966 and ever since, has been leading the Korean PVC industry.
      CA
      CA stands for Chlor-Alkali and refers to inorganic compounds of Chlorine and Alkali used in many industrial fields, such as paper, textile, detergent,
      metal, and electrical generation.
      TDI
      TDI, the basic material for synthesizing polyurethane alongside MDI and polyol, is widely used in the production of foams, water-proof paints, and synthetic leather. After starting with the TDI business, Hanwha Chemical continues to expand the scope of business and develop high-value-added products to secure global competitiveness in the polyurethane industry.
      Polysilicon
      Polysilicon is raw material for solar energy and an eco-friendly energy resource free of carbon emission and noise pollution. Hanwha Chemical’s technologies and know-how in petrochemicals built over the years gives the company advantage in the Polysilicon business. Polysilicon is essential for building a future for our next generation that is clean and sustainable.