History

Hanwha Total Petrochemical has taken the initiative in developing Korean petrochemical industry
by giving an impetus to continuous innovations in technology and expanding global market.

1988
Put a flag in Daesan
  • 1988.5
    Founded the company
  • 1989.11
    Commenced construction of Daesan plant
    Opened comprehensive research institute
1991
Made a history of challenge and growth
  • 1992.11
    Received industry’s first one million dollar
    export ‘Tower’ award from Korean government
    1994.10
    Completed LLDPE and
    Catalyst plant, and Pilot plant
    1997.7
    Introduced TPM (Total Productive Maintenance),
    the Enterprise-wide production innovation movement
    2001.10
    Moved R&D center in Taeduk to Daesan to combine
  • 1991.9
    Completed Daesan plant
    1993.6
    Completed composite PP plant 
    1996.7
    Completed second SM plant
    1997.10
    Completed aromatics plant, PTA plant, utility
    (completion ceremony for complex 2)
2010
Again, beyond the world to the future
  • 2003.5
    Reached Joint Venture Agreement
    with Total Group of France reached
    2006.4
    Completed H2 purification plant (PSA Unit)
    2008.7
    Completed OCU (Olefins Conversion Unit) plant
    2009.9
    Completed composite PP plant in Dongguan, China
  • 2005.6
    Expanded aromatics (BTX/PX) plant
    (200,000 tons)
    2007.10
    Expanded NCC/SM/PP plant
    (1 million tons)
    2009.4
    Established sales corporate in Shanghai, China
2010
Endless challenge and enthusiasm
  • 2010.5
    Completed LPG storage tank (40,000 tons)
    2010.11
    Completed facilities for production of petroleum
    including jet oil and gasoline and LPG shipping facility
    2011.5
    Secured NCC Ethylene Annual
    production system of 1 million tons
    2012.1
    Merged Seohae Power-Water
    2014.11
    Established and expanded Aromatics
    No.2 plant (PX 1 million tons),
    EVA plant (240,000 tons), and Utilities
  • 2010.4
    Registered gas import business
    2010.9
    Registered petroleum refining business
    2011.3
    Completed NCC and CB&OCU New Control Building
    2011.11
    Completed R&D main center
    2012.7
    Shipped gasoline for discount gas
    stations for the first time
2015
New start and leap
  • 2015.4
    Launched Hanwha Total Petrochemical
    (renamed and transferred to Hanwha Group)
    2016.12
    Awarded a plaque of USD 5 billion
    export achievement
    2018.5
    Started commercial production of High Purity
    Normal-Heptane
  • 2016.7
    Completed LPG storage tank (40,000 tons)
    2017.2
    Acquired ISRS 8 Level
    2019.9
    Completed expansion of NCC Side Craker
    (Ethylene 310,000 tons & Propylene 130,000 tons)
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