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History

A Bold and Innovative Global Leader

We introduce the footsteps of Hanwha Advanced Materials to reflect its dedication to serving you.

Beginnings and Establishment

1960s - 1970s

1974
Established Hanyang Chemical Holding Co., Ltd.
1972
Established Korea Plastics Industry Corp.
1965
Founded as Korea Hwasung Plant,
Predecessor of Hanwha Advanced Materials
And Hanwha Chemical

Growth and Advancement

1980s - 1990s

1999
Divided operations at
Hanwha L&C Corp.,
creating a new division for raw materials (Hanwha Chemical Corp.)
and delegating manufacturing operations (Hanwha L&C Corp.)
1994
Changed corporate name to Hanwha L&C Corp.
1988
Merged Hanyang Chemical Holding Co., Ltd. and Korea Plastics Industry Corp.
1986
Expanded into the automotive materials industry

Change and Innovation

2000s

2017
Established Chongqing Corporation
2016
Built automotive parts and materials plant in Monterrey, Mexico
2015
Acquired German automotive parts company Heycoustics
2014
Changed corporate name to Hanwha Advanced Materials after selling the construction materials business
(December, Headquarters moved to Sejong-si)
2010
Began solar materials business
2009
Built automotive parts and materials plant in Ostrava, Czech Republic
2007
Acquired U.S.-based Azdel
2006
Built automotive parts and materials plant in Shanghai, China
Built automotive parts and materials production facilities in Alabama, U.S.
2004
Built automotive materials plant in Beijing, China
2003
Began electronic materials business