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Research development results concentrating in the areas of petrochemicals and fine chemicals, quality and process improvement since Aekyung Petrochemical R&Ds establishment in 1991 as an attached institute, have left the grounds on a high level of research results in high value-added Plasticizers and Itaconic acid, N-Methal pyrolydone, polyester polyol, and in order to develop the latest new material and life science technology, opened a central institute in Daejun on July of 2001, concentrating through major investments, in research development activities to enter business as the latest industry area.
The method of manufacturing Itaconic acid has been industrialized for the first time in the world as a chemical reaction through this type of research activity, this high quality product being marketed domestically; contributing to the domestic chemical industry through the development of the production of N-Methylrolydone by vapor phase hydrogenation, polyol is used as the raw material of polyurethane, high value-added plasticizers, environment-friendly solvents, etc. In order to become an international chemical enterprise presenting excellent research results in the future, we will put our efforts in the maintenance of continued excellent research development manpower, enlargement and concentration of research development investments, new core technology development itself and application, etc.
2012.05 Groundbreaking ceremony of jeonju factory (anode materials).
2011.06

Contract of cooperation project MOU with LOTTE engineering & construction and HONAM petrochemical corp. for microalgae biofuel.
2011.04 Achievement of fireproof certification for non-flamable flame-retardant materials 'AK PIR'.
2010.12

Contract of cooperation project MOU with SK Innovation for anode materials of battery used in Electric vehicles.
2010.08


Selection as an agency for Ministry of Knowledge Economy supervised 'preoccupancy of 10 core material(WPM) business in global business' (Materials for multi-functional polymer membrane, electrode materials for high-energy lithium secondary batteries).
2009.03 Designation of research institute for Technical research personnel(special cases on military service).
2008.01 Commercialization of biodiesel.
2007.08 Begin research of battery electrode material.
2006.12 Certificate of performance for semi-noncombustible material polyurethane.
2006.06 Development completion of biodiesel.
2005.10 Certificate of performance about polyurethane flame-retardant materials
2003. 12 Opened the Nursery center for new start-ups within the Daeduk Research Complex.
2001. 07 Placement of the Daejun Central Research Institute.
1999. 12 Selection as a research organ of specialized research personnel (military exception)
1994. 08 Changed the company name to the Ulsan Research Institute in Aekyung Petrochemical Co.,LTD.
1993. 01 Establishment and move to the Seperate research area.
1991. 01 Establishment notification and certification of the Samkyung Chemical Co., Ltd. attached institute.
1989. 01 Enlargement of research organization to Samkyung Chemical Co., Ltd 's research development department.
1983. 01 Departure of Samkyung Chemical Co., Ltd.s development technology department, the organization in charge of research development.
Daejeon
laboratory
Location
   Address : 217-2, Sinsung-Dong,Yusung-Ku,Daejeon,Korea.
   T E L : 82-42-879-0013
   F A X  : 82-42-879-0019
Main
facilities
  Main building (Underground 1 floor, above ground 5 floors) PP-1, 2 ward (Underground   1 floor, above ground 1 floor), waste water treatment plant, waste materials store,   dangerous materials store (total floor area: 5,086 pyong: 181,051 ft2), facilities used   commonly by the R&D institute and the resident companies of Venture Capital Nursery   Center.
  - Large, medium, small seminar rooms
  - Medium, small conference rooms, and auditorium, etc.
Ulsan
laboratory
Location
   Address : 724,Sangke-Dong,Nam-Ku,Ulsan,Korea.
   T E L : 82-52-259-8562
   F A X  : 82-52-269-1081
Main
facilities
   Independent research building
    (3 floor building, total floor are 354 pyong: 12,602 ft2)
  - Organic synthesis room, Analysis room
  - Quality Control(QC) room
  - Library, Seminar room, Pilot room
   affiliated building : PU foaming room
Research
Equipment
   Synthesis apparatus : 300 types
   Physical properties apparatus for polymer : all-purpose tester, Foamer,
    smoke tester
   Pilot apparatus : Esterification, distillation and vaporization, hydrogenation
   Main instrument : FT-IR, GC-MS, GC-AED, HPLC, GPC, TA, AA, CIA ...
Daejeon
laboratory
   Address : 217-2,Sinsung-Dong,Yusung-Ku,Daejeon,Korea
   T E L : 82-42-879-0013
   F A X  : 82-42-879-0019
   E-mail : daejeonrnd@akp.co.kr
Ulsan
laboratory
   Address : 724,Sangke-Dong,Nam-Ku,Ulsan,Korea
   T E L : 82-52-259-8562
   F A X  : 82-52-269-1081
   E-mail : ulsanrnd@akp.co.kr