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BRIEF HISTORY

The footsteps of a company that is well on its way to global success

Our History

2010s2010 ~ Present

  • 2019
    February
    held Corporate Day in Singapore and Hong Kong
  • 2018
    August
    Jointly hosted the IR event Corporate Day with the 4 other companies of the Hyosung Group
    Hyosung Chemical and other member companies of the Hyosung Group held an IR meeting
    Released the half-year results
    June
    Hyosung Chemical was spun off
    May
    Vietnamese Corporation Hyosung Vina Chemicals was established
    April
    The Chemical PG hosted a technology seminar in the largest industrial complex in India
    February
    Yongyeon Plant joined the Forum for the Promotion of Government-Private Sector Cooperation
  • 2016
    June
    Establishes new NF₃ plant in Quzhou, Zhejiang (浙江) province, China
    January
    Establishes nitrogen trifluoride (NF₃) and polypropylene (PP) plants in Yongyeon
  • 2014
    February
    Neochem PU receives Samsung Electronics' 2014 Best Partner Award
  • 2013
    November
    World’s first ever commercialized high-molecule material ‘polyketone’ launch
    June
    Neochem PU receives ‘2012 Global Preferred Supplier’ from LINDE(German global gas products and related equipment manufacturer)
  • 2012
    December
    Acquires Shinhwa Intertek Corp.
    Packaging PU Gwanghyewon Plant’s production of aseptic drink reaches over 1 billion units
    TAC film for LCD wins the Silver Award at the Korea Technology Awards
    November
    High efficiency platinum catalyst for propane dehydrogenation reaction wins the IR52 Jang Young Sil Award

2000s2000 ~ 2009

  • 2009
    Octorber
    ChemicalsPG, Yongyeon Plant 2 awarded ‘National Contributor of Eco-industrial Park(EP) Green Technology’
    January
    PET bottle manufacturing technology is named as next-generation first-class product(high blockage gas multi-layer)
  • 2008
    April
    Yongyeon Plant 1 is named as eco-friendly company
  • 2007
    June
    Ulsan Yongyeon Plant signs voluntary agreement to reduce chemical emissions
  • 2006
    December
    PP product ‘R200P’ selected world-class product by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
    April
    Partial acquisition of Agfa Photo Germany’s assets
  • 2005
    June
    PP-based ultra high-pressure pipe resin for cold/hot water pipes is named as world-class product
  • 2004
    December
    Production technology laboratory develops heat-shrinking PET film and PP catalyst for polymerization
    FilmPU Gumi Plant, nylon film plant completion ceremony
    October
    PP/DHPU Yongyeon Plant obtains ISO 9001:140001(Quality Management System: Environment Safety System)
    June
    TPA PU awarded ‘Top prize in Korean Industry Facility Management Competition’
  • 2003
    December
    Chemicals research lab obtains KT-Mark for medical PP component
    June
    Plastic Surgery PU obtains ISO 9001 certification
    May
    Film PU builds new establishment; Hyosung Thin Film Limited Corporation in Jiaxing, China
  • 2002
    November
    TPAPU Yongyeon Plant 2 wins ‘Top prize in company sector’ in the 15th TPM world competition
  • 2001
    October
    PP/DHPU, first-ever in Asia and third in the world to develop PP material ‘R200P’ for ondol(Korean floor heating system) and hot/cold water pipes, Film PU obtains ISO 9001 certification
    July
    PP/DHPU, develops world’s second heat-adherent synthetic for low temperatures
  • 2000
    December
    Chemicals research lab develops new PP catalyst
    March
    Invented Korea's first PET bottles(240ml) for milk

Before 19991978 ~ 1999

  • 1999
    May
    Packaging PU sells more than 100 million PET bottles in the month
  • 1998
    November
    Hyosung T&C head research lab obtains KT-Mark for PP polymerized compound
    May
    Aquired a KT-Mark for PP polymer
  • 1997
    June
    Hyosung Life Industries Gumi Plant 1 begins operation of polyester film plant
    May
    Hyosung Life Industries builds TPA plant in Yongyeon, Ulsan
  • 1996
    November
    Yongyeon Plant 1 completes and begins operation of Yongyeon Plant 1 PP-2
    April
    Tongyang Polyester, first Korean chemical fiber company to obtain ISO 9001 certification
    March
    Tongyang Nylon builds PET bottles-centric plant in Daejeon Industrial Complex 4
  • 1993
    July
    Tongyang Nylon, implements technology from JSW Japan to internally develop biaxial nylon film production chips
  • 1991
    September
    Tongyang Nylon Yongyeon Plant begins propylene production business
    April
    Tongyang Nylon Yongyeon Plant’s first PP product shipment
    March
    Tongyang Nylon completes construction of propane dehydrogenation, equipment and storage for product automation
  • 1990
    December
    Tongyang Nylon completes Yongyeon propylene plant
  • 1989
    February
    Tongyang Nylon contracts with UOP America to implement dehydrogenation method
  • 1988
    December
    Establishes synthetics application and processing laboratory
  • 1985
    May
    Extends Eonyang and Bupyeong plants(remodeled as PET bottles plants)
  • 1984
    December
    Develops PP synthetic and epoxy synthetic
  • 1983
    September
    Establishes Korea’s first dedicated compounding plant(Anyang Plant)
  • 1981
    December
    Publishes and distributes Korea's first ‘TQC(Total Quality Control) guidelines
    May
    Two PET resins for soft drinks acquire U.S. FDA certification
  • 1979
    May
    Tongyang Polyester develops chips for PET bottles

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