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DuPont to Invest US$28 mln in S. Korea to Build Material Production Line

DuPont to Invest US$28 mln in S. Korea to Build Material Production Line

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S.-based chemical firm Dupont on Thursday announced its plan to invest US$28 million in South Korea to build a production line for photoresist, which can potentially help Asia’s No. 4 economy reduce its dependence of the key industrial material on Japan amid their trade spat. Under the project, Rohm [...]

Samsung Confirms Additional $8 bln Investment into Xian-based Chip Plant

Samsung Confirms Additional $8 bln Investment into Xian-based Chip Plant

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. will invest an additional US$8 billion into its memory chip plant in Xian, China, officials confirmed Thursday, as the South Korean tech giant further expands its presence in the world’s second largest economy. According to Chinese media and Xian’s municipal government, Kang Bong-yong, a Samsung Electronics [...]

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 [...]