1998 - Now
A new advance after overcoming a crisis

DL Chemical overcame the Asian financial crisis by gaining competitiveness in collaboration with leading domestic and overseas companies and technological development. We have made development such as the first company in Korea to commercialize metallocene PE and to export own technology of polyisobutene to the US market.

  • 2020

    Cariflex Acquisition

  • 2017

    Debottlenecking PIB No.2

  • Divested KRCC

  • 2015

    Licensed HR-PIB technology to Lubrizol Corporation

  • 2013

    Film No.3 Machine started up

  • 2009

    PIB No.2 plant started up

  • 2007

    Disposal of pipe processing business and compound business
    Commercialized Daelim’s own mPE technology

  • 2000

    Spin off PP business and establish JV
    with Lyondellbasel. (PolyMirae co.,)
    Spin off KResin(Styrene-butadiene copolymer) business
    and establish JV with Chevron phillips chemical. (KR copolymer co.)

  • 1999

    Spin off Naphtha Cracking Center nd establish JV with Hanwha chemical. (Yeochon NCC co.,)
    LDPE, LLDPE business withdrew
    (Big-deal with Hanwha petrochemical co.,)

1979 -1997
Develop with the history of Korean petrochemical industry.

Since entering the petrochemical industry in 1979, we have been working with the Korean Petrochemical Company from NCC to synthetic resin and processing business. The footsteps of Daelim were the path of petrochemical development.

  • 1997

    Launched operation of Kresin plant

  • 1996

    Operated another PP & L-LDPE plant
    Started BOPP film processing business (Jeon-ju plant)

  • 1994

    Commercial LLDPE production started the first in the world (LLDPE)

  • 1993

    Polymer business expanded (PP, LDPE Plant)
    PIB own process developed & commercial plant started up (PIB plant)

  • 1992

    Completed the construction of C4 Complex plant and the BD plant

  • 1991

    Established R&D center

  • 1989

    Completed the construction of NCC No.2 and HDPE plant

  • 1987

    Changed its name to Daelim Industrial Petrochemical Division
    Started PIPE Processing business

  • 1986

    Launched operation of the SM plant

  • 1979

    Participated to petrochmical industry (Honam Ethylene Co. Ltd.)
    Began to operate NCC No.1