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LG Electronics Buys into U.S. Laundry Startup

LG Electronics Buys into U.S. Laundry Startup

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it recently purchased a stake in U.S. laundry startup Washlava and supplied it with washing machines and dryers. LG Electronics, however, didn’t disclose the level of its interest in the Tampa-based company, which operates smartphone-exclusive laundromats, or the amount invested. The electronics [...]

Daelim Industrial to Buy Kraton’s Synthetic Rubber Business

Daelim Industrial to Buy Kraton’s Synthetic Rubber Business

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Daelim Industrial Co., a major construction and petrochemical firm in South Korea, announced Thursday it has decided to acquire a synthetic rubber unit of American chemical giant Kraton Corp. for US$530 million. Under the deal, Daelim will get the Cariflex business of Kraton, including its plant in Brazil and [...]

SK Global Chemical to Acquire Arkema’s Functional Polyolefins Business for 335 mln Euros

SK Global Chemical to Acquire Arkema’s Functional Polyolefins Business for 335 mln Euros

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Global Chemical Co., a chemical affiliate of South Korea’s energy giant SK Innovation Co., said Tuesday it will acquire French chemical firm Arkema S.A.’s functional polyolefins business for 335 million euros (US$369 million) in the latest move to boost its packaging business. SK Global Chemical said the acquisition [...]

Samsung to Spend 13 tln Won to Upgrade Panel Making Lines

Samsung to Spend 13 tln Won to Upgrade Panel Making Lines

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Display Co., a major display panel maker here, said Thursday it will invest 13.1 trillion won (US$10.9 billion) by 2025, to upgrade its liquid crystal display (LCD) production facilities and produce more advanced displays amid a slump and increased competition. Panel makers here, including its large local rival [...]

Samsung Set to Spend 13 tln Won on Display Plant in S. Korea

Samsung Set to Spend 13 tln Won on Display Plant in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group is planning to announce a massive investment plan next month to upgrade its display panel production facilities in South Korea, industry sources said Tuesday, as the nation’s largest conglomerate seeks to enhance profitability in the large display business with its latest technologies. Samsung is expected to unveil [...]

Hyundai Motor Invests in Europe’s Largest Fast EV Charging Service Provider

Hyundai Motor Invests in Europe’s Largest Fast EV Charging Service Provider

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea’s biggest automotive group, said Monday it has invested in Europe’s largest fast electric vehicle (EV) charging service provider to further push up sales of its battery-powered cars in the continent. The group, which owns Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., signed a deal [...]