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SK Innovation Unit Makes Foray into the Market of Materials for Foldable Phones

SK Innovation Unit Makes Foray into the Market of Materials for Foldable Phones

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — An affiliate of SK Innovation Co., South Korea’s major energy-chemical firm, has stepped into the market of materials for foldable phones. SK IE Technology Co. (SKIET) announced on Sunday that it will launch commercial production of flexible cover windows (FCW), a key material for flexible displays, at its plant [...]

Korean Scientists Develop Eco-friendly Production Tech for Materials Used in Cosmetics and Plastic

Korean Scientists Develop Eco-friendly Production Tech for Materials Used in Cosmetics and Plastic

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) said Tuesday that it has developed a technology to produce sebacic acid, a common component of cosmetics and other products, in an eco-friendly method. Sebacic acid is a dicarboxylic acid, made up of 10 carbon, and is used in the [...]

Steelmakers Zero In on Materials for Eco-friendly Vessels

Steelmakers Zero In on Materials for Eco-friendly Vessels

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s steelmakers are looking at core materials used for environmentally friendly vessels ahead of the implementation of a new environmental regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as part of their efforts to diversify its product portfolio and beef up profitability, industry observers said Monday. The IMO will [...]

S. Korean Manufacturers Succeed in Developing Materials Restricted by Japan

S. Korean Manufacturers Succeed in Developing Materials Restricted by Japan

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies are making progress with localizing production of materials essential for semiconductors and displays, which were previously imported from Japan before restrictions were imposed on them by the Japanese government. A local company recently succeeded in developing ultra-pure hydrogen fluoride, which was one of the materials that [...]

S. Korean EV Battery Makers Striving to Secure Cathode Materials

S. Korean EV Battery Makers Striving to Secure Cathode Materials

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major battery makers are striving to secure key materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, with demand for cathode metals spiking in line with the EV battery sector’s sharp growth, industry watchers said Monday. According to market tracker SNE Research, 112,000 tons of cathode materials were used in [...]