Hanwha Chemicals ECO-DEHCH Pl

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Across the entire range of our businesses,

we deliver energy to customers, partners, and communities

now and for generations to come to make our future more vibrant and sustainable.

Jeil Wallpaper uses Hanwha Chemicals ECO-DEHCH in its products (Photo credit: Hanwha Chemical)

[March 22, 2018] Hanwha Chemicals ECO-DEHCH plasticizer became commercially available only from June of 2017 but it has already built a loyal following. ECO-DEHCH has rapidly gained popularity among Korean wallpaper manufacturers for its ability to strengthen the durability and eco-friendliness of PVC-based wallpapers. This new compound is fundamentally different from most other plasticizers available on the market and it can also be used in everything from construction materials to food-grade plastic wraps.

ECO-DEHCH was developed by Hanwha Chemical, in association with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science Technology, in response to consumer demand for plastic that is both safe and durable. Traditional phthalate-bonded plastic, while strong and lightweight, can cause long-term health issues in humans and its use has been strictly curbed by government safety agencies. Most non-phthalate plasticizers adopted as replacements, on the other hand, are safe for humans but not as effective.

Jeil Wallpaper, Seoul Wallpaper, and Hanwha Living Creative are among the companies that have adopted ECO-DEHCH-bonded plastic to provide their customers with safer products. Subsequently, theyre able to label their products Phthalate Free and meet the demands of the growing number of discerning consumers who expect safer products.

ECO-DEHCH is used to produce a wide variety of wallpapers at Seoul Wallpaper (Photo credit: Hanwha Chemical)

It is our mission to provide customers with wallpaper that is both beautiful and eco-friendly, says Yoon Mu Yeol, Director ofSeoul Wallpaper. ECO-DEHCH allows us meet the expectations of our customers and we are only too happy to oblige by incorporating it into our products.

Hanwha Chemical bridged the gap between durability and safety with ECO-DEHCH, a hydrogen-based compound that is completely different from most non-phthalate plasticizers available on the market. ECO-DEHCHs chemical properties make it ideal for applications where aesthetics are as important as safety and durability.

The compound bonds more efficiently to plastic than other non-phthalate plasticizers and will not molecularly separate over time. This results in ECO-DEHCH-bonded wallpaper remaining flexible rather than becoming brittle and cracking. The molecular bond between plastic and non-phthalate plasticizers also breaks down when exposed to sunlight, resulting in wallpaper that will gradually turn yellow. ECO-DEHCH has an entirely different molecular structure to those plasticizers, so wallpaper made with the compound will not yellow in the same way.

Hanwha Chemical is the only Asian company, and one of only three companies in the world, that has the necessary resources to develop and produce a plasticizer that uses hydrogen-bonding instead of phthalates or terephthalates. The limited number companies that use hydrogen-bonding is partly due to the products incredibly high barrier to entry. Extremely high precision is required and the technology isnt readily available.

ECO-DEHCH is optimized to catalyze with maximum efficiency, says Yoon Kyong Jun, the Chief Researcher who led ECO-DEHCHs development at Hanwha Chemical. We had to manage the chemical reactions very carefully in order to create a product that is both high in quality as well as stable.

In recognition of his leadership in the creation of ECO-DEHCH, theKorea Industrial Technology Associationpresented Chief Researcher Yoon with the Engineer of Korea Award for June of 2016.

ECO-DEHCH has already been tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US and the General Society of Surveillance (SGS) in Switzerland. It has also been certified as an eco-friendly plasticizer. And as ECO-DEHCH continues to exceed expectations and gain more certifications around the world, Hanwha Chemical is expecting its popularity and adoption for use in everyday products to grow exponentially. Fast forward to the very near future, Hanwha Chemical will easily become recognized as the pioneer in chemicals that has set the standard for performance and eco-safety.

Established in 1965, Hanwha Chemical is a comprehensive chemical company with streamlined production systems for polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and chlor-alkali (CA). As South Koreas leading petrochemical company, we are highly influential in the nations chemical industry, producing high-quality PVC, CA, and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at competitive prices.

Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea and a FORTUNE Global 500 company. Hanwha Group has 61 domestic affiliates and 325 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 65 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwhas manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.

Established in 1965, Hanwha Chemical is a comprehensive chemical company with streamlined production systems for polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and chlor-alkali (CA). As South Koreas leading petrochemical company, we are highly influential in the nations chemical industry, producing high-quality PVC, CA, and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at competitive prices.

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It would be difficult to start talking about Hanwha without two words: trust and loyalty.

These ideas have been the core values of Hanwha since its beginning, and they have acted as a compass throughout its decades.

Founded in 1952, Hanwha began its business by manufacturing dynamite and other explosives during a time of national crisiswhen the Korean War was coming to an end, leaving the nation in ruins. Few companies were willing to take on the risks.

To make explosives, precision is key, since everything must occur at an exact instant, in an exact way, said Chong-Hee Kim, Founder of the Hanwha Group. For this kind of control, we must trust one another completely.

This emphasis on teamwork and precision during Hanwhas earliest days allowed a strong and unique culture to develop and become forever embedded into our companys corporate DNA.

During the following years of rapid growth, Hanwha expanded its business into various sectors and regions. Later, it was one of the few companies to survive the Asian economic crisis in 1997 and the global economic crisis in 2008. During good times and bad, the people of Hanwha stood behind our core values of trust and loyalty.

Today, Hanwha is a world leader in solar energy and in construction. We are building an entire city the largest project currently under construction in the Middle East by a South Korean company.

It is also a major player in the global finance industry, continuously adapting to todays rapidly changing financial landscapes and providing financial solutions that give customers the freedom to pursue their dreams.

Although many companies talk about the value of trust and loyalty, there is only a few that actually put those ideas into action.

For Hanwha, value always comes first before its business, since Hanwha is focused on how and why the company is walking this path.

Hanwha has a solid reputation for keeping promises with partners and customers, for valuing long-term relationships, and for contributing to society. This is the spirit of Hanwha.

My name is Eddie Jung, and I am the editor of Hanwha & Hanwha People, the corporate magazine of the Hanwha Group.

Rather than talking about it, why dont you meet the actual people of Hanwha and see for yourself?

Here at one of South Koreas largest petrochemical facilities in the city of Yeosu, are 2 people who have worked together side by side for over 20 years.

Hi guys, its so great to see you again. I dont think you can underestimate the value of working together for 20 years, the way you two have.

Hanwha co-workers have tremendous faith in one another. It bonds us, as does the work weve done.

Like with personal bonds, chemicals involve fusion.

This fusion gives birth to new technology that lays a solid foundation for industry.

Hanwha utilizes economies of scale. Petroleum products, base chemicals, resin, chlorine, caustic soda, and new materials, make up a diverse portfolio of chemicals we produce.

And through a solid collaboration between all workers, our customers can depend on a reliable and stable product supply.

Our goal is to make life easier and more meaningful to everyone.

Based on these petrochemical materials, Hanwha produces a variety of advanced materials.

Our world-class automobile weight reducing materials like StrongLite(GMT) and SuperLite(LWRT), are already being exported to global automakers. These products are supplied through sales networks around the world.

Petrochemicals are valuable not only to industry, its an important business that raises the quality of life.

Im proud of the people of Hanwha, who lay the foundation for our lives and for industry.

Hear at Hanwhas Mechatronics Research Lab are a father, daughter, and son-in-law. A family of employees that crosses a generation.

When we first met, it was just one personand now there are three.

For two generations to work at this company shows how strongly we believe in this industry and in this company.

Hes right. Seeing my dads work, I realized Hanwhas mechatronics technology is something to be grateful for.

It does work that a human cant do, because its too dangerous or requires extreme precision. It keeps the industry on the cutting edge, and makes our lives easier.

If this technology keeps improving, one day well live in the world that was once just in our imagination.

As Hanwha endlessly advances in areas such as optronics, avionics, and unmanned vehicles, through its unmatched core technologies possibility becomes a reality, as we take a step closer to the future

Our goal of using next-generation robotics solutions to create a world of innovation is Hanwhas core desire to give people a safer and more convenient future.

Even today, Hanwha continues to advance its technology so everyone can enjoy a better life.

Land that was dying from pollution and contamination, has now been transformed into a sustainable energy facility. The Maywood Solar Farm (Indiana, USA)

Dr. Christoph, great to see you again. It looks like youve taken a dying plot of land and given it a whole new life.

We cant give up, can we? We need to protect the planet were living in.

Solar energy is a sustainable solution that transforms the way people produce and use energy. Were in the business of using what the planet provides to its full potential.

Hanwha is the worlds leading producer of photovoltaics, with the worlds largest in-house cell production capacity.

We operate a strategically diversified manufacturing footprint that gives us a significant competitive advantage.

And its just not cells. Hanwha is providing comprehensive solutions that cover the entire value chain from polysilicon to ingots, wafers, and modules and downstream businesses.

Youre absolutely right. At the technology innovation center in Germany, we constantly research ways to produce state-of-the-art quality products, which go through rigorous quality controls to substantiate the reliability and efficiency.

The global presence and trust that Hanwha Group has earned, its economies of scale, Hanwha Q CELLS unrivaled technology and efficient operation, all help Hanwhas solar energy business in Europe, in Asia, in America and around the world stay intact and keep clients satisfied.

We believe that solar energy is the best solution for several major problems facing our planet, such as climate change, energy depletion, and energy poverty. Were on a mission to make solar energy the most trustworthy source of sustainable energy in the world.

Solar power is more than just an energy solution. Its an endeavor that will preserve the earths environment for future generations.

Were here at Vietnams financial mecca, Ho Chi Minh City! Hanwhas financial affiliates are placed all over Asia, demonstrating Koreas financial strengths.

Do you still value trust as highly as before?

Of course. Because trust is the backbone of finance. Not only is it a personal belief, but trust and loyalty is a corporate philosophy that Hanwha believes is of utmost importance.

With that foundation of trust, Hanwha has grown to be a global financial business that boasts more than 100 billion USD in assets.

Hanwha has a comprehensive financial network, including life insurance, general insurance, investments, asset management, and savings.

Were now in Vietnam, China, Indonesia, and expanding into other Asian markets. With all the knowledge that weve accumulated for more than 70 years in the financial business in Korea, were looking to operate an even more secure, reliable financial system for people around the world.

I can trust that Hanwha will make a richer and fuller tomorrow for its customers around the world

Bismayah, Iraq, known to many as the Miracle in the Desert.I remember once seeing a man so dedicated to his work even in the scorching heat. We meet again.

Wow, the scale of this place is really amazing. Where did you find the strength to work in such difficult conditions?

The amazing trust that we have with our clients and colleagues is what creates the miracle in the desert, as they say. Theres no way to accomplish what we have with an individuals skill alone. Trust is the bedrock of this tremendous undertaking.

Building and construction is a business that helps create a new world.

From successfully winning the contract and carrying out the work of building the worlds biggest city development project in Bismayah, Iraq, to the Philippine Arena, the worlds largest domed arena built with cutting edge technology and the construction of the largest precast concrete plant, having worked on a broad range of overseas construction projects over the years, Hanwha has a deep pool of expertise.

Hanwha will continue to make history by physically building a brighter future in every corner of the world.

Hanwha continues growth in overseas construction revenue that it achieved in the past three years.

Im eager to see Hanwha take even bigger strides as a global corporation

Im about to meet two people who are at the forefront of Hanwhas Services & Leisure business.

So nice to see you both again. You look fabulous and of course, you always have a great smile to greet me with.

Of course! We smile, so our customers will too.

Were in the business of making people smile.

If were able to make our customers happier, then we can smile together. Were launching a variety of businesses that make a difference and bring more fulfillment to our customers lives.

From the Galleria, a premium department store that leads Koreas fashion trends, to THE PLAZA, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Seoul, and Koreas largest condominium chain with 12 resorts, aquariums, golf courses, and various other leisure centers, we are one of Koreas most well-known and respected leisure and lifestyle brands.

You cant leave out the duty free business where I work. We operate world-class duty free shops in Koreas top tourist destinations, Seoul and Jeju.

Hanwha has the largest and finest properties with unparalleled customer service to lead Koreas lifestyle industry.

Utilizing our longstanding expertise, we are entering China and other overseas markets.

Thats why they say Hanwha symbolizes the best of Koreas services and leisure industry.

Lastly, Im meeting a man who started as a vendor and now, he makes up a valuable part of Hanwha.

Mr. Hong, your first contract with Hanwha was 50 years ago. Do you still remember?

Ill never forget that day when I became part of the Hanwha family. Compared to back then, weve grown and come a long way

You have. So what does Hanwha mean to you?

Its like a family that you grow with. The relationship that started with me and Hanwha now includes my son. When you give it your best, you get back as much in kind

As a partner of Hanwha, youre treated like family.

So the partner grows, when Hanwha grows.

Its a formula where we both grow together.

What Im most grateful for, is that Hanwha trusts us as partners and treats us like were part of one big family.

So when it comes to working with Hanwha, we consider it to be a top priority project for us. Its a result of the trust weve built.

The thread that weaves through 60-plus years of Hanwha history is trust.

Its a sincere trust and loyalty youll naturally sense in Hanwha.

After having interviewed the people of Hanwha,

I realized that todays Hanwha wasnt built by the strength of any one individual. The people of Hanwha, are strengthened together by a bond of unwavering trust.

If every encounter, every relationship is precious and builds trust, success is sure to follow. Hanwha and all its partners in a future where we smile together in a relationship that last a lifetime

The people Ive met at Hanwha then and now show dedication and passion for their work, and a trust in each other that leads to trust from our customers.